Samar Zughool, born in Amman-Jordan in 1986, is an intercultural trainer, theater actress and non-formal educator in the field of capacity building, social entrepreneurship and intercultural management. She is a resident of Slovenia since 2014. She develops and implements non-formal educational tools based on the experiential learning cycle, the intercultural sensitivity scale, the intercultural communication styles and the pedagogy of the oppressed. She is passionate about artivism, through theater and dance therapy she tackles issues related to global injustice and gender-based discrimination. She received the national Slovenian award “Prešeren” for students from the faculty of social sciences for her master’s thesis “The role of Women’s Rights Movements in Reforming Public Policies after the Arab Spring”. She is a committed feminist toward global justice beyond gender and nations.
Formal Education Background
Master of Political Science - Policy Analysis and Public Administration University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana (Slovenia) The Role of Women’s Rights Movements in Reforming Public Policies after the Arab Spring
Bachelor's degree of French language and literature. The University of Jordan, Amman (Jordan)
German language certificate level B2 from Goethe institute in Amman, Jordan.
Non Formal Education Background
Training course for health mediators by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Training course, entrepreneurship Competences, provided by the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology in Slovenia, 100 hours training course in Entrepreneurship, Economics and European laws.
Traineeship, intercultural communication and learning, the citizen exchange program for Euro-Med cultural dialog, provided by the Anna Lindh Foundation for Euro-Med dialogue
Training course, Hip Hop dancing, provided by the Youth Excellence on Stage (YES) Academy.
Training course, drama therapy and theater forum, provided by the National Center for Culture and performing Arts, NCCA in Amman Jordan
Training course, dance and movement therapy, provided by the National Center for Culture and performing arts, NCCA in Amman Jordan
Training course, theater based techniques for peer to peer education, provided by Y-PEER international network for peer to peer education, in Beirut, Lebanon
Training course, theater forum and reproductive health in youth work, provided by Y-PEER international network for peer to peer education, in Amman, Jordan
Training of Trainers on the experiential learning cycle, provided by IASIS organization in Athens, Greece.
Training of Trainers on the Experiential learning tools for youth empowerment, provided by DeM international Experiential Learning Centers Union, Istanbul (Turkey)
Bridging Values, intercultural communication for conflict resolution: https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/toolbox/tool/bridging-values.2103/
How to become sensitive to the diversity of oppression? And why knowledge is not enough: http://www.planeta.buzz/2019/07/27/how-to-become-sensitive-toward-the-diversity-of-oppression-and-why-knowledge-is-not-enough/
The Islamization of gender inequalities? : http://www.planeta.buzz/2018/09/03/the-islamization-of-gender-inequalities/
The impact of intercultural sensitivity on our learning styles: http://www.planeta.buzz/2019/07/27/how-becoming-interculturally-sensitive-impacts-our-learning-style-an-intercultural-reflection-on-the-experiential-learning-cycle-and-its-learning-styles/
Transnational activism as an inter-sectional base for gender equality in the Mediterranean The Swedish feminist foreign policy and implications for the EU http://www.planeta.buzz/2019/12/26/transnational-activism-as-an-intersectional-base-for-gender-equality-in-the-mediterranean-the-swedish-feminist-foreign-policy-and-implications-for-the-eu/
The Role of Women’s Rights Movements in Reforming Public
Policies after the Arab Spring https://repozitorij.uni-lj.si/Dokument.php?id=115998&lang=slv
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