Dr Samira Kakh is a senior lecturer and researcher in the fields of education, business, and management. She has taught workplace communication skills, critical thinking, research methodology, sustainable practice, and operations management in New Zealand and has presented her research findings extensively in international conferences.
Samira sees herself as a facilitator who has the superpowers to socialise students into the academic community; a world that must be recognised critically, comparatively, and with a constant sense of possibilities for identity building.
The activities that Samira uses in her classes have roots in Taonga Tuku Iho. Hence, students’ learning experiences and their learning and teaching philosophy are integrated into her teaching and research philosophy. She analyses this information and designs activities that acknowledge students’ unique talents and skills and then aligns experiential activities to her students’ strengths. She believes in Whakamana and her focus has been providing students with constructive and empowering feedback.
She joined ATMC New Zealand to gain the opportunity to meet international students, creative minds, and managers of the future.
When she is not working she enjoys planning for the future, writing social media posts and challenging her mind with physical puzzles and playing PS4.
Research areas of interest:
- Sustainable management
- Academic/workplace literacies
- Innovative research methodologies
List of research activities to be added.
Samira has presented research papers at various conferences in Spain and New Zealand, and published papers in numerous journals and publications. These include:
Workshop Presentation. (2019, July). Critical thinking for engineers: A workshop for built environment students. A reflective writing workshop for AUT students at Built Environment Department. Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
Workshop Presentation. (2019, August). Build your professional ePortfolio on LinkedIn: Maximize your content exposure and build a powerful personal brand. A training workshop for ATMC New Zealand’s TESOL department
Conferences in New Zealand and Spain, published papers in prestigious journals such as Multimedia Tools and Applications and Journal of Second Language Writing. Her most recent research “The Effects of Past Guests’ Review Comments on New Airbnb Users’ Booking Decision Making” is under review by Elsevier’s International Journal of Research in Marketing.
Full list of publications https://bit.ly/2TLgu2o