The goal is to understand the untapped potential of students; in particular female students, and the role they can play in the betterment of society. The presentation will focus on the unique characteristics of women and their vital role as future mothers in promoting and maintaining peace at home and in society for the well-being and progress of future generations. The significance of culture and education in this regard will be explored too. Evidence from scientific research will establish the need for greater participation of women in the life of society and the cooperation of both genders.
The workshop will consist of a 40-minute PowerPoint presentation followed by 45 minutes of small group discussion, case study, reflection, and reporting. The topic is relevant to the BC Secondary schools’ Social Studies Curriculum.
Handouts will be provided.
Parvaneh Farhangpour Nikkhesal holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum Development from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She lectured at a teacher-training college for 21 years and at the University of Venda for 7 years. She has published several papers in international academic journals and has co-authored eight high school textbooks. She also created a life skills program, the Youth Enrichment Program which was widely used in South Africa and neighbouring countries for over a decade. After her return to Canada in 2018, she joined the Surrey Schools District and retired in 2020. She has conducted numerous training workshops on a variety of educational and social topics, including the last STA Convention. She has recently published poetry in a couple of art magazines and has won prizes.