Marianna Ruben Harutyunyan
31.10.2018

Head of International Cooperation Unit

marianna.harutyunyan@aspu.am

Head of International Cooperation Unit, PhD, Associated professor/ Chair of Speech and rehabilitative therapy

Education
2014 - till now University of Oulu, Finland, Faculty of Education, Doctoral Candidate, Researcher, lecturer. Doctoral thesis: “Attitude toward inclusive education: perspectives of teachers and parents in Finland and Armenia”.
2013 November Doctoral dissertation defense: “The ways and approaches of Occupational Therapy intervention with Cerebral Palsy children”, Quantitative and Qualitative approaches.
2007-2012 Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University, doctoral student.
2010-2013 Academy for European Master Degree Study in Occupational Therapy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, accredited by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Master thesis: “Experience of teachers working in inclusive schools’ reveals need for Occupational Therapy”, Qualitative study – Hermeneutic phenomenology.
2004-2007 Hogeschool van Amsterdam within the frame of Tempus project FAPADAG, Department of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy.
1996-2001 Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University, Faculty of Elementary Education and Defectology, Department of Special Education and Speech Therapy, Master degree in Special Education.

Work experience
2020 - till now Republican pedagogical-physiological center SNCO, Content Development Officer
2019 - till now Armenian journal of Special education, editor in chief
2018 - till now Research Centre on Inclusive community and disability issues, Director and Researcher in ASPU
2018 - till now Head of International Cooperation Unit, Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University.
2018 - till now Project Coordinator, BOOST (Boosting Armenian Universities Internationalization Strategy and Marketing), Co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
2018 - till now Project Coordinator, “Modernization of pre-school and primary education by training specialists to meet the requirements of the time” implemented in the framework of the project “Competitiveness of the Higher Education Fund of Armenia”, implemented within the framework of “Improvement of Education”, financed by World Bank.
2018 - 2019 March of External evaluation of the EU funded “Community Action for Full Inclusion in Education” project performed by Caritas Armenia, project leader
2018 - 2019 March Armenian Caritas and Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University Research Centre on Inclusive community and disability issues, “Quality if Inclusive education in Tavush, Lori and Syuniq regions” research project, project coordinator
2018 - 2019 Consultant, Republican pedagogical-physiological center.
2017-2018 Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University Faculty of Special Education, Deputy Dean in charge of Research and International Affairs
2017 - till now “Emili Aregak” Foundation, Consultant, trainer.
2017 April “Community process towards the full inclusion - Index for inclusion”, Caritas, Training, round-table discussion, Tsakhkadzor
2017 March-December Project coordinator, “Strengthening pre-service/in-service teacher training programmes and practices for inclusive education in Syuniq region”, UNICEF country office and the Faculty of Special Education of Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University.
2017 March-2018 September Project Coordinator, “Path to Inclusion: Reforms and strategies in Inclusive education”, UNICEF country office, University of Minnesota and the Faculty of Special Education of Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University.
2016 - 2019 Consultant-trainer, “Save the children” NGO.
2015-2016 Research Team member, “Analyzes of existing situation in the field of disability in Armenia. Transferring finances to services” conducted by Ministry of Labor and Social affairs, UNDP, UNICEF, USAID, PRIP.
2014-2017 Research Team member, “Reforms based on WHO ICF YY in the field of disability determination in Armenia” (retrospective, prospective and pilot stages) conducted by Ministry of Labor and Social affairs, UNDP, UNICEF, USAID, PRIP.
2014 - 2018 Rehabilitologist-Occupational Therapist, Medical-technical Committee member, The Agency of Medical and Social Analysis, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affais of the Republic of Armenia.
2011-2013 Leader of Special Education group, “Education quality and relevance” II project cooperation between Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogic University and the University of Oulu, Financed by World Bank.
2011-2013 Institutional self-assessment group member within the Professional education quality assurance, Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogic University.
2010-2011 Coordinator of working group to design the state educational standards of the Higher Professional Education (Specialization of Bachelor and Master) in the Faculty of Preliminary, Elementary and Special Education, Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogic University.
2008-2013 Occupational Therapist, Specialized Children Home of Kharberd.
2005 - till now Lecturer, Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogic University, Faculty of Special Education.
2002-2008 Special Educator, “Orran” Benevolent Non-Governmental Organization.

Trainings
2020 June Academic Network for Global Education and Learning (ANGEL) 2020 Early Career Researchers Conference, Hosted online by the University of Oulu, Finland
2018 October International scientific sociological readings “Sociology in the century of social-economic reforms” Speaker, Yerevan, Armenia
2018 September “Keeping families together”, International Conference, Unicef, Embassy of Bulgaria, Yerevan, Armenia
2018 June “Research, marketing and cultural challenges in higher education internationalization” Lisbon, Portugal
2018 June Summer school “Use of knowledge based on scientific research while teaching and learning”, Oulu and Kuusamo, Finland
2018 April “Fourth Forum on Education Quality Assurance”, Yerevan, Armenia
2015 April “Institutionalization collaboration of social services between Armenian regions”, round table, Yerevan, Armenia
2015 April “Occupation of disabled people as the mean of integration”, regional conference, Yerevan, Armenia
2015 February “The fourth Zero project conference focusing on presenting Innovative Policies and Practices in the field of Independent Living and Political Participation, UN Office, Vienna, Austria
2012 September “Course on creativity within Occupational Therapy”, Arteveldehogeschool, Dworp, Belgium
2008 May “European year of Intercultural Dialog, Creative Collaboration – Greece Open Space Event in the frame of British Council open space technology, Athens, Greece
2006 November “Omega” Day Care centre for children with severe physical and mental multiple disabilities, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2005 March “Project proposal writing”, Yerevan, Armenia
2005 September “Sensory Integration”,Vienna, Austria

Professional membership
2007 - till now Member of board, vice-president and co-founder of Armenian Occupational Therapy Association

Publications

1. Vilpolla, T., & Harutyunyan, M. (2020) Finnish policies and practices for supporting different learners, Armenian Journal of Special Education, Vol. 2 (2) p. 85-96
2. Harutyunyan, M., & Sadlo, G. (2019) Inclusive education in Armenia: Experience of teachers reveals need for occupational therapy, The Journal of the international association of special education Vol. 19 (1), p. 27-37
3. Տեղաշարժման դժվարություններ ունեցող երեխաների և դեռահասների խնամքի կազմակերպման ուղեցույց, Ուսումնամեթոդական ձեռնարկ, Մ. Հարությունյան.- Եր.: «Ասողիկ» Հեղ. հրատ., 2017
4. «Հոգեֆիզիկական զարգացման խանգարումներ ունեցող երեխաներին մանկավարժական աջակցություն» հատուկ կրթության մասնագետների համար նախատեսված վերապատրաստման ձեռնարկ, Ուսումնամեթոդական ձեռնարկ,- Եր.: «Ասողիկ» Հեղ. հրատ., 2017, համահեղինակ
5. «Հոգեբանական աջակցություն հոգեֆիզիկական զարգացման խանգարումներ ունեցող երեխաներին» հատուկ հոգեբանների, հոգեբանների, էրգոթերապիստների համար նախատեսված վերապատրաստման ձեռնարկ, Ուսումնամեթոդական ձեռնարկ, Լ. Սարատիկյան, Մ. Հարությունյան.- Եր.: «Ասողիկ» Հեղ. հրատ., 2017, համահեղինակ
6. «Աջակցության կենտրոններում աշխատող հոգեբանամանկա-վարժական ծառայություններ մատուցող մասնագետների վերապատրաստման դասընթացի մոդուլային տրոհում և տեսական հիմունքներ» Ուսումնամեթոդական ձեռնարկ, Մ.Ռ. Հարությունյան, Զ.Վ. Հարությունյան, Գ.Ռ. Հովյան, Լ.Հ. Սարատիկյան.- Եր.: «Ասողիկ» Հեղ. հրատ., 2017, համահեղինակ
Author of 35 scientific articles.

 

Language
Armenian - native
Russian- fluent
English - fluent

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