Prof. Samia El Sheikh
I am a Professor of Art Education, teach hand weaving, at the Faculty of Art Education, Helwan University, Egypt. I received my Ph.D through a channel program between University of Helwan and New York in 1993. The research was about designing a program to teach weaving through group work model. I am a member in national and international organizations and my research interests have spanned in-service arts education and fiber arts issues. I am an artist, researcher, and teacher deeply committed to the arts and education. I have been showing my art works in solo and group shows. I participated in many conferences, starting with Wikimania Alexandria, Egypt 2008, ICOM-ICME Seoul 2009, South Korea, Haus Der Kunst der- Tradition into Future exhibition in Munich, Germany 2010, and 33rd InSEA World Congress Budapest in Hungary, 2011, research title was about designing a Multimedia program for mentally challenged people. At the World Summit on Arts Education 2013, I held a Pecha-Kucha presentation titled "Curriculum Development and Change are a need to the Community in Egypt". 2014, My last participation was in the international 34th InSea congress in Melbourne, Australia. I helped with my colleagues launching “ AmSea “ Africa & Middle East organization for Education through Arts in Cairo, April 2013, starting with 83 members from the region. In the following years I was elected as a vice president of InSea and I have participated in many events in Africa, Europe and South Korea concentrating in the importance of art education.