Reda Darge

  Professor Reda Darge

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Academic Degrees:

2014- PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology

1997- M.A.in Educational Psychology/Measurement and Evaluation

2004- MED in Critical Practitioner Inquiry in Teacher Education

1988- B.A in Pedagogical Sciences /Mathematics

Training:

2004- Higher Diploma-Advanced training in teaching and learning methodologies for university instructors.

Professional Positions/Academic Posts:

2016 +: Professor, Department of Psychology, Bahir Dar University

2006-2016: Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Bahir Dar University

2003-200: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Bahir Dar University

Work Experience:

I spent 31 years (21 years in Bahir Dar University) in doing professional activities on research and teaching in secondary schools, teacher training institutes/colleges and in university

Research Projects/Grants/Linkages/Other Developments

2008-Media Practitioners Locus of Control, Self Efficacy, Job Satisfaction, Workplace Environment, and Professional Ethics: A Study in the Amhara  Region. Amhara Mass Media Agency, Bahir Dar.

2007-Surveying female students’ problems in Bahir Dar University. Submitted to Female Education Center, Bahir Dar University.

2007- Surveying the effectiveness of the teacher training practicum in Ethiopia: Quantitative and qualitative Analyses. Ministry of Education, Addis  Ababa.

2014-2015- The struggle for precedence between continuous assessment and modular instructional approach in Ethiopian higher education institutions. Institute of Pedagogical and Educational Research (IPER, Bahir Dar University.

2016-2017- Exploring students’ learning environment, learning conceptions, learning approaches and typologies in Bahir Dar University context. Institute of Pedagogical and Educational Research (IPER), Bahir Dar University.

2015-2016- Evaluating the teaching–learning practice in Bahir Dar University. Institute of Pedagogical and Educational Research (IPER), Bahir Dar University.

2014-2015-The relationship between family characteristics, entrepreneurial characteristics and entrepreneurial intent. Department of Psychology, Bahir Dar University.

2014- Creating Learning-Centered Primary Schools Classrooms in the Amhara National Regional State for Bridging the Education Quality Gap. Institute of Pedagogical and Educational Research (IPER), Bahir Dar University.

2014- The status of Bahir Dar University teachers’ involvement in research activities, consultancy, and community service. Institute of Pedagogical and Educational Research (IPER), Bahir Dar University.

2014- Enhancing the quality of Primary Education in Amhara Region through action research. Institute of Pedagogical and Educational Research (IPER), Bahir Dar University.

Publications/Journal Articles

Reda darge (2014) Family characterstics as the moderators of the relationship between late adolescents and interrogative suggetibility in Bahir Dar City Administration, PhD Dissertation, AAU, Addis Abeba

Reda darge (1997) The mediationg role of psychological variables in determining the relationship between socioeconomic variables  and fertility and family planning behavior; A study in Amhara Regional State , MA thesis, AAU, Addis Abeba

Reda Darge (2001). Conception of constructivist Teaching method in Higher Education: a case study. The Ethiopian Journal of Education, Flambeau, V. 9, No.3.

Reda Darge. (2002). The role of students' attentiveness and teachers' Preferences for students in explaining relations between Social behavior and Academic Achievement. The Ethiopian Journal of Education, XXII, NO.1:34-58.

Reda Darge. (2003). Gender and age differences in moral reasoning about sexual behavior that could lead to the spreading of HIV.  A Psychological Approach. The Ethiopian Journal of Developmental Research, V.25, No.2: 34-57.

Reda Darge. (2005). Prospective teachers' sense of efficacy and beliefs about managing students' classroom behavior. The Ethiopian Journal of Education, V.26, No.2:56-86.

Reda Darge. (2005).The Reactions of Bahir Dar University students to Moral Dilemmas about Corruption. Implications to Moral Education Programmes. The Ethiopian Journal of Development Research, V.27, No.2:49-80.

Reda Darge. (2006). Creating contexts for engagement in mathematics classroom tasks. The Ethiopian Journal of Education, V.26, No.1:31-52.

Reda Darge (2006).Conceptualizing and measuring student-perceived  effective teaching behaviors  in  higher education institutions with the reference to the constructivists model of teaching .Bahir Dar Journal of Education,V.1,No.2;35-44.

Reda Darge, Amare Sahle, and Teshai Jembru (2006).The reactions of Bahir Dar University students to moral dilemmas related to sexual behavior .Bahir Dar Journal of Education, V.1,No.2 :25-34.

Reda Darge (2007). Determinants of family planning behavior among married women in the Amhara Region. A Social-Psychological Approach. The Ethiopian Journal of Development Research, V.29, NO.2:65-102.

Reda Darge (2008). The reactions of Bahir Dar University students to moral dilemmas related corruption: A reconceptualization. The Ethiopian Journal of Education, V.28, No.1; 1-24.

Reda Darge (2008). The mediating roles of teacher behavior and student academic behaviors in explaining relations between teacher expectations and academic performance. The Ethiopian Journal of Education, V.28, No.2:45-72.

Reda Darge (2015). Competency-Based Secondary Teacher Education program In Ethiopia: Potential Opportunities and Obstacles. Bahir Dar Journal of Education, V.15, No.1:41-64.

Adane Tessera and Reda Darge (2016). Entrepreneurship Education: Exploring the Missing Piece in Ethiopian Primary and Secondary Education Pogrammes. Bahir Dar Journal of Education, Vol.16, No.1.

Reda Darge (2016). Strengthening a Learning-Centered College/University Classroom in Ethiopia: Current Wisdom in Teacher Professional Development Bahir Dar Journal of Education, Vol., 16, N0.2.

Conference/Forum Presentations:

2012- Entrepreneurship Education: Exploring the Missing Piece in Ethiopian Primary and Secondary Education Programmes. Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia.

2017- Strengthening a Learning-Centered College/University Classroom in Ethiopia: Current Wisdom in Teacher Professional Development. Mekele University, Ethiopia.

2017- Exploring the relationship between higher education and development: Focus on the third mission. Gig Giga University, Ethiopia.

1999- The mediating Role of Psychological Variables in determining the relationship between selected socio-economic variables and Fertility and Family Planning Behavior: A Study in Amhara Region. Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia.

2005- Surveying the Effectiveness of the Teacher Training Practicum in Ethiopia, Ministry of Education, Addis Ababa.

2006- Surveying female students’ problems in Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar University.

2013- Family Characteristics as the Moderators of the Relationship between Late Adolescents’ Psychological Constructs and Interrogative Suggestibility in Bahir Dar City Administration, Bahir Dar University.

Areas of Research Interest (General):

-Cross-cultural study of students’ psychological characteristics.

-Teaching- learning strategies in schools

-Development and evaluation of instructional materials

-Quality of Education

-Teachers professional development

-Early childhood care and education