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Mirjam Mekhaiel is a PhD student and teaching assistant at the University of Geneva since 2013.
Mirjam’s interest in the educational field, in learning processes and personal development is reflected in her background.
She has obtained a Bachelor degree in Social Work in 2010 with specialisations in education and coaching from Zuyd University Sittard (The Netherlands). In 2012, she completed the Master of Arts in Comparative European Social Studies from London Metropolitan University (Great Britain) and Zuyd University Maastricht (The Netherlands). Here she specialised in higher education, supervision, and evaluation.
At the Center for Teaching and Learning Support (PSEA) of the university, Mirjam’s work for students’ learning support is translated through the teaching and development of a large number of workshops about academic learning strategies and study methods (mainly soft skills), as well as the care of working with students during personal consultations in order to improve and adapt their study methods to their context as well as to their personal functioning and preferences.
In collaboration with the MEDASI team of the University of Geneva, she conducts her PhD study focusing on the learning process of metacognitive reading and summarising strategies among first year university students and its link with academic performance.
Research and professional interests lay in the fields of metacognitive learning, self-regulation, learning strategies, soft skills, stimulation personal developments, and coaching.