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Dr. Felix Egara | Arts andΒ  Humanities | Best Researcher Award Postdoc Fellow

Postdoc Fellow of University of the Free State, South Africa

πŸŽ“ Dr. Felix Egara is an experienced Mathematics Teacher and Educationist with over 15 years of teaching in diverse educational settings. He excels in developing and delivering lesson plans aligned with Common Core Standards and employs differentiated curricula to cater to various learning styles. Dr. Egara is proficient in classroom management, fostering a conducive learning environment, and collaborating with faculty and families. Currently, he lectures in Mathematics Education at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and engages in impactful research as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of the Free State, South Africa. πŸŒπŸ“˜πŸ§‘β€πŸ«

Professional Profile:

EducationπŸŽ“

πŸŽ“ Dr. Felix Egara holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, obtained in October 2021. His dissertation focused on the effect of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Systematic Desensitization Therapies on Mathematics Anxiety among secondary school students in Nsukka Education Zone, Enugu State, Nigeria. He earned his M.Ed. in Mathematics from the same institution in July 2011, with a thesis on the effect of computer simulation on academic achievement and interest of students at the junior secondary school level in Algebra. Dr. Egara completed his B.Sc. (Ed) in Mathematics at Delta State University, Abraka, in November 2005, researching the causes of indiscipline among secondary school students in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State. Additionally, he holds a NECO Certificate from Notre Dame College, Ozoro (2000), and a Primary School Leaving Certificate from Owegie Primary School, Benin City (1993). πŸ“˜πŸŽ“

 

Professional Experience πŸ“š

 

πŸ“š Dr. Felix Egara has a rich professional background spanning over 15 years in teaching and education. He began his career teaching Mathematics at various secondary schools in Nigeria, where he also served as Vice Principal Academics. Since 2018, he has been a Mathematics Education Lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, enhancing student engagement through innovative teaching strategies. Dr. Egara is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of the Free State, South Africa, where he mentors students and contributes to impactful research. His experience is marked by effective communication, collaboration, and dedication to student development. πŸŒπŸ“˜πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«

Research Interest πŸ”

πŸ” Dr. Felix Egara’s research interests lie at the intersection of Mathematics Education and psychological interventions. He explores the impact of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Systematic Desensitization on reducing mathematics anxiety among students. Additionally, he investigates the use of computer simulations to enhance academic achievement and interest in algebra. Dr. Egara is passionate about developing strategies to improve student engagement and success in mathematics, utilizing innovative instructional methods and technological tools. His research aims to create effective learning environments that cater to diverse student needs and promote positive educational outcomes. πŸ“˜πŸ’‘πŸ“Š

Award and HonorπŸ†

πŸ† Dr. Felix Egara has received numerous awards and honors throughout his distinguished career. He was honored with the Wu Xu Scholarship for his exceptional academic performance. His research contributions earned him recognition at various educational conferences and symposiums. Dr. Egara’s innovative teaching methods and dedication to student success have also been acknowledged with several teaching excellence awards. Additionally, he has received accolades for his impactful research on mathematics anxiety and the use of technology in education. These awards reflect his commitment to advancing mathematics education and fostering a positive learning environment. πŸŒŸπŸŽ“πŸ“˜

 

Research Skills🌟

πŸ” Dr. Felix Egara is adept in a wide range of research skills crucial for Mathematics Education. He is proficient in statistical analysis and data interpretation, which he applies to his studies on reducing mathematics anxiety and enhancing student achievement. Dr. Egara is skilled in leveraging technology, including web-based applications and computer simulations, to support his research. He has a strong background in mentoring students, guiding them through research methodologies and academic writing. His ability to design and execute research projects, coupled with his effective communication and collaboration skills, ensures impactful and meaningful contributions to the field. πŸ“ŠπŸ’»πŸ“˜

AchievementsπŸ†

  • πŸŽ“ Obtained a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
  • πŸ“˜ Published influential research on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and mathematics anxiety.
  • πŸ† Awarded the prestigious Wu Xu Scholarship for academic excellence.
  • πŸ’» Integrated computer simulations to improve student engagement in algebra.
  • 🌟 Received multiple teaching excellence awards for innovative teaching methods.
  • πŸ§‘β€πŸ« Served as Vice Principal Academics and Mathematics Teacher in various schools.
  • 🌍 Conducted impactful research as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of the Free State, South Africa.
  • πŸ“Š Proficient in statistical analysis and data interpretation.
  • πŸ’‘ Developed effective strategies to reduce mathematics anxiety.
  • 🀝 Actively mentored and advised students on research and career paths.

ProjectsπŸ”¬πŸ“ˆ

  • πŸ“Š Gender Analysis of Vulnerability to Flood Risk – Conducted research on gender-specific vulnerabilities in farming and fishing communities in Kogi State, Nigeria.
  • πŸ’» Mathematics and Statistics Anxiety Validity Multi-Site Project – Led a multi-lab project addressing mathematics and statistics anxiety.
  • 🌐 Web-Based Applications for Mathematics Education – Integrated web-based tools to enhance student learning and engagement in mathematics.
  • πŸ“˜ Effect of Computer Simulation on Academic Achievement – Researched the impact of computer simulations on student performance in algebra.
  • πŸ§‘β€πŸ« Mentoring Student Teachers – Guided student teachers in classroom management, lesson planning, and activity organization.
  • πŸ“š Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Mathematics Anxiety – Explored the use of psychological interventions to reduce mathematics anxiety.
  • πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ“ Support for PhD, Graduate, and Undergraduate Students – Mentored students in research methodologies and academic writing.
  • 🌟 Innovative Instructional Strategies for the 21st Century Classroom – Developed and implemented modern teaching techniques to improve classroom engagement.
Publications πŸ“š
  • Effect of flipped classroom learning approach on mathematics achievement and interest among secondary school students
    • πŸ“š Education and Information Technologies, 2024, 29(7), pp. 8131–8150
    • πŸ“Š 3 Citations
  • Effect of Systematic Desensitization on Anxiety and Achievement of Nigerian Secondary School Students in Mathematics
    • πŸ“š Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, 2024 (Article in Press)
    • πŸ“Š 0 Citations
  • Effect of blended learning approach on secondary school learners’ mathematics achievement and retention
    • πŸ“š Education and Information Technologies, 2024 (Article in Press)
    • πŸ“Š 0 Citations
  • Interaction patterns: An approach for enhancing students’ retention in geometric construction
    • πŸ“š International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2023, 18(1), em0720
    • πŸ“Š 5 Citations
  • Gender difference in secondary school students’ retention in algebra: A computer simulation approach
    • πŸ“š Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2023, 19(7), em2290
    • πŸ“Š 3 Citations
  • Effect of Computer Simulation on Secondary School Students’ Interest in Algebra
    • πŸ“š Education and Information Technologies, 2022, 27(4), pp. 5457–5469
    • πŸ“Š 8 Citations
  • Coronavirus disease-19 in Nigeria: Reshaping workplace orientation
    • πŸ“š International Medical Journal, 2021, 28(3), pp. 307–310
    • πŸ“Š 0 Citations
  • Gender Differences in Mathematics Anxiety Across Cultures: A Univariate Analysis of Variance Among Samples from Twelve Countries
    • πŸ“š European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2020, 9(4), pp. 878–885
    • πŸ“Š 8 Citations
Felix Egara | Arts and Humanities | Best Researcher Award

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