Barham Sabir Mahmood was born on August 18, 1988 in Sulaimaniyah, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He received a bachelor’s degree with honors in petroleum engineering from Koya University in July, 2011 and a master’s degree in the same major from Heriot-Watt University in September, 2014. His current placement is with Koya University as an Assistant Lecturer in the petroleum engineering department. Mr. Mahmood is interested in waterflooding, enhanced oil recovery, and reservoir characterization.
I believe that learning can and should be fun and that students who are active participants learn much more than those whose participation is largely passive. Teaching and learning involves an inherent contract. Students must agree to take responsibility for their learning in order to engage, and teachers must be willing to be engaged, as well. When students are so engaged, their learning is not solely dependent upon the rate of the delivery of lectures, so a mix and match of pace and teaching strategies designed to meet the needs of a range of learning skills need not be debilitating to the progress of any students. I welcome a group of students who are actively involved, thinking and questioning the material presented to them whether presented by me or by another student. I believe that scientific researches have a positive feedback to teaching quality. I am encouraging my students to be engaged in researches beside their study to expand their cognitive.