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Dr GHADA NAKHLA

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    20112019
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    Biography

    Ghada has expertise in teaching many branches of Mathematics including Pure and Applied Mathematics.  Her current role involves teaching a range of Mathematics modules.  She has also developed new undergraduate Mathematics modules including a range of mathematics options offered at Edge Hill University.  Ghada is also the Numeracy Coordinator for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes at Edge Hill University. 

    Throughout her career Ghada has achieved several notably achievements.  She undertook a secondment at Loughborough University where she researched ways of identifying and addressing students’ mathematical perceptions, strengths and weaknesses in Mathematics.  To manage curriculum change and the introduction of functional skills she secured funding from the NCETM to set up a local network of teachers.  She also set up an IT network to support other establishments within the consortium in delivering functional skills and shared resources through the network.  The aim of the network was to create excellence in teaching and learning as well as to support specialist and non-specialist teachers teaching functional skills.  Ghada has special interest in the applications of VLEs in teaching and learning Mathematics as well as extensive knowledge in using several statistical packages including SPSS and Mplus.  

    Research interests

    Ghada’s research largely focused on the applications of the General Linear Model and Structural Equation Modelling.  She has also used Structural Equation Modelling in a variety of educational contexts and utilised Confirmatory and Exploratory Factor analyses to assess the construct validity of research instruments.

    Her research interests also extend to the area of fear in and about education.  Ongoing projects include the influence of fear of failure on students’ academic motivation and engagement as well as students’ evaluation of perceived fear appeals and the association of fear appeals with students’ overall engagement.

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    Research Output 2011 2019

    • 14 Citations
    • 2 h-Index
    • 3 Paper
    • 3 Article
    • 2 Lecture
    • 1 Poster
    1 Citation (Scopus)
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    The influence of fear of failure on academic motivation and engagement.

    NAKHLA, GHADA., 1 Jul 2018.

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    Clusters of fear appeal appraisals and their relations with student engagement and disaffection

    Nicholson, L., Putwain, D. W., Nakhla, G., Reece, M., Porter, B. & Liversidge, A., 28 Oct 2016.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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    Do fear appeals prior to a high-stakes test improve student engagement?

    PUTWAIN, DAVID., NICHOLSON, LAURA., NAKHLA, GHADA., REECE, MONIKA., PORTER, BEN. & LIVERSIDGE, ANTHONY., 24 Aug 2016.

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