Abdullah Ambusaidi

Abdullah Ambusaidi
Sultan Qaboos University | SQU · Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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هدفت هذه الدراسة إلى معرفة الآثار التربوية لجائحة فيروس كورونا (COVID-19) المستجد على التعليم المدرسي من وجهة نظر المعلمين والطلبة، وهي جزء من مشروع بحثي وطني، تم تمويله من وزارة التعليم العالي والبحث العلمي والابتكار بسلطنة عمان. ولتحقيق هدف الدراسة صُممت استبانتان: واحدة للمعلمين وأخرى للطلبة، وبعد التأكد من صدقهما وثباتهما طبقتا على عينة الدراسة...
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The study aimed to identify science teachers' perceptions of social-emotional learning. A descriptive approach using quantitative methodology was followed, and a nationally representative sample of male and female science teachers (n= 1034) was used. A questionnaire was designed and used for data collection. The results revealed that science teache...
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This study aimed to explore Omani teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs for teaching science as inquiry and investigate the influence of demographic characteristics such as gender, teaching experience, and preparation programme on their beliefs. The study was conducted with a sample of science teachers for grades 5-8 (n=588). Data collected from administ...
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Following up previous studies on the theory-practice gap in science teaching, this study examined teachers' perceptions of pedagogical learning theories and their classroom applications. Using a Science Teachers Pedagogical Learning Theory Survey (STPLTS) consisting of one subscale on theories and another on these theories' relationships to classro...
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This study aimed to determine the impact of using mnemonics in reducing the Cognitive Load (CL) of sixth-grade students according to the students' imagery style. The study sample consisted of 212 sixth-grade students in the Governorate of Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman. A quasi-experimental design was used to collect the data for the study. It inc...
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Texts and instructional pictures are widely used for facilitating students’ understanding of complex content, especially in science subjects. International large-scale assessments repeatedly reveal differences in students’ science achievement between countries. Since text-picture material (TPM) plays an essential role in science education, it is re...
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Global citizenship has recently attracted significant attention from nations for its importance in sustainable development. This study explores the extent of the adoption of global citizenship concepts and principles in Omani education by analyzing the reality of including global citizenship concepts in national policies in Oman. Qualitative Docume...
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A range of pedagogical learning theories has been proposed to guide science teachers' classroom teaching. This study presents the results of the development and use of an 18-item Arabic language rating scale survey to assess Omani teachers' (N = 400) views towards the application of selected pedagogical learning theories of potential use in their s...
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This study aimed to identify the extent to which scientific literacy dimensions are included in the projects participating in the Globe Environmental Program in the Sultanate of Oman. To achieve this aim, the study instrument was designed, which is a card for analyzing the content of scientific projects in the light of the four dimensions with (29)...
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This paper investigates the existence of GCED principles in Omani Basic Education schools’ visions and missions. A qualitative exploratory collective case study research design was used by analysing 50 schools’ vision and mission statements for the existence of five GCED principles: peace and conflict, human rights, identity and diversity, environm...
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Antibiotic resistance is a worldwide problem that is increasing largely due to the misuse of antibiotics in human health and agriculture. This situation is further exacerbated by a dearth of new antibiotic development, the focus of pharmaceutical companies having shifted to more lucrative treatments for chronic conditions such as elevated blood pre...
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The current study aimed to define the effectiveness of mnemonics in academic achievement and retention of learning among sixth-grade students in light of their imagery style. The quasi-experimental approach was used, which included two experimental groups and a control group. The first experimental group was taught by providing six strategies to th...
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The purpose of the present chapter is to give the reader an overview of the current science education research in Oman. The chapter focuses on three main sections as an overview of the country, an overview of the education development, and the current situation of science education. It addresses the emerging technologies in relation to science educ...
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Some Omani science teachers face a challenge in teaching students to deal with learning materials such as texts and pictures. Based on the need for adequate teaching with text-picture material (TPM), this study aimed at investigating the level of teachers’ (N = 886) attitudes and motivational orientations—as aspects of their professional competence...
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تعتبر الحكايات الشعبية نتاجٌا فكريّا جميلا، أنتجته الشعوب عبر تاريخـها الطويـل، وأودعت فيها أروع قصصها، وأجمل ما مرّ بها من أحداثٍ وحكايات، فجاءت لتعكس خلاصة تجاربها، وتعطي صورة نابضة حيّة عن واقع الشعب عبر مراحل تاريخها الطويل، تتجلى فيها حكمة الشعب وعصارة تجاربه وتفاعله في المراحل التاريخية التي عاشها، وتعطي وصفاً لبعض الجوانب من الحياة الإنسانية...
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Although NOS is included in standards and curricular frameworks in several Arab countries and many research studies have been conducted on the topic in these countries, a rigorous review of the extant literature showed that no systematic reviews of research regarding nature of science (NOS) were conducted in these countries to understand the nature...
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Voting for various pro-environmental governmental policies is an indirect, but potentially effective, action that citizens can take to reduce global warming (GW) and climate change. Supporting further environmental education is an additional action. This study reports students’ beliefs about the effectiveness of these indirect actions in reducing G...
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A survey was conducted in Muscat/Oman between February and May of 2020, with a total of 1289 respondents to investigate public knowledge, behaviour, and attitudes about the air pollution via online questionnaire. We considered the disparity among gender, age and education level in four main aspects, viz. sources of access to information, knowledge...
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A survey was conducted in Muscat/Oman between February and May of 2020, with a total of 1289 respondents to investigate public knowledge, behaviour, and attitudes about the air pollution via online questionnaire. We considered the disparity among gender, age and education level in four main aspects, viz. sources of access to information, knowledge...
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الملخص : هدفت الدراسة إلى إعداد برنامج تدريبي قائم على نظرية دانيال جولمان ) Daniel Goleman ( وتقييم مدى فاعليته في تنمية الذكاء الوجداني لدى ) 21 ( من معلمي ومعلمات العلوم والرياضيات والمجال الثاني بسلطنة عًمان، وذلك من خلال قياس رد فعلهم تجاه البرنامج، وقياس مستوى التعلم لديهم )المعارف، والمهارات، والثقة في القدرة على تطبيق المهارات المكتسبة(، وا...
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يضمن الكتاب مدخل للتدريس الفعل ، و200 استراتيجية مع الامثلة التطبيقية للتدريس الفعال ،الكتاب من تأليف البروفيسور عبدالله أمبوسعيدي والاستاذة عزة البريدي والاستاذة هدى الحوسني، تم النشر والتوزيع عن طريق دار المسيرة
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كتاب استراتيجيات التعلم النشط: 180 استراتيجية مع الأمثلة التطبيقية من تأليف البروفيسور عبدالله أمبوسعيدي والاستاذة هدى الحوسني، من دار المسيرة للنشر والتوزيع. يتضمن مقدمة عن التعلم النشط، و180 استراتيجية حول التعلم النشط مع الأمثلة التطبيقية لها، وأخيرا يتضمن وحدة دراسية مصممة باستخدام استراتيجيات التعلم النشط.
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يتألف الكتاب من مجموعة من الفصول ويبدأ بالفصل الاول وهو مدخل للتدريس الفعال..كما يتضمن ٢٠٠ استراتيجية للتدريس الفعال مع الأمثلة التطبيقية ..الكتاب من تأليف البروفيسور عبدالله أمبوسعيدي والاستاذة عزة البريدي والاستاذة هدى الحوسني.تم النشر والتوزيع عن طريق دار المسيرة .
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اجريت هذه الدراسة للتعرف على فاعلية منحى الصف المقلوب في تنمية الدافعية لتعلم العلوم والتحصيل الدراسي لدى طالبات الصف التاسع الأساسي بسلطنة عمان
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هدفت هذه الدراسة إلى تقصي أثر استخدام القصص الشعبية في اكتساب المفاهيم العلمية، وتنمية الدافعية لتعلم العلوم لدى طالبات الصف السادس الأساسي. تكونت عينة الدراسة من (57) طالبة بإحدى مدارس محافظة مسقط بسلطنة عمان، وقد تم تقسيمهن إلى مجموعتين: تجريبية (28) طالبة وتم تدريسهن باستخدام القصص الشعبية العمانية، وضابطة (29) طالبة وتم تدريسهن بالطريقة السائدة...
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هدفت هذه الدراسة إلى تقصي أثر استخدام القصص الشعبية على اتجاه طالبات الصف السادس نحو كل من العلوم وتوظيف تلك القصص في تدريس العلوم. تكونت عينة الدراسة من (57) طالبة بإحدى مدارس محافظة الداخلية سلطنة عمان، وقد تم تقسيمهن إلى مجموعتين: تجريبية (30) طالبة وتم تدريسهن باستخدام مدخل القصص الشعبية العمانية، وضابطة (27) طالبة وتم تدريسهن بالطريقة السائدة...
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هدفت الدراسة إلى إعداد برنامج تدريبي قائم على نظرية دانيال جولمان ) Daniel Goleman ( وتقييم مدى فاعليته في تنمية الذكاء الوجداني لدى ) 21 ( من معلمي ومعلمات العلوم والرياضيات والمجال الثاني بسلطنة عًمان، وذلك من خلال قياس رد فعلهم تجاه البرنامج، وقياس مستوى التعلم لديهم )المعارف، والمهارات، والثقة في القدرة على تطبيق المهارات المكتسبة(، والتعرف على...
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This paper sheds light into the role of emotional intelligence in school teaching. It reports the findings of a study that sought to investigate the emotional intelligence of 4,098 school teachers in the Sultanate of Oman in five dimensions using the Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale (SEIS). The study also measured the relationship between teach...
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A 24-item questionnaire was designed to collect specific data in order to determine Omani students’ attitudes toward agriculture and, specifically, whether or not these attitudes differ according to gender and the geographical regions where students reside. A survey research method based on the use of a questionnaire was employed. The questionnaire...
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A 24-item questionnaire was designed to collect specific data in order to determine Omani students’ attitudes toward agriculture and, specifically, whether or not these attitudes differ according to gender and the geographical regions where students reside. A survey research method based on the use of a questionnaire was employed. The questionnaire...
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This study investigated the effect of using activities based on the Montessori approach in science academic achievement of the fourth grade students. A quasi-experimental design was used wherein the students were equally divided into two groups: the experimental and the control group. Both groups consisted of 31 students. To achieve the aim of the...
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Science Education International Abstract While school gardens are familiar in many Western contexts and research has reported significant pedagogical and affective benefits of these resources, there is limited reporting of their use in non-Western contexts. A pilot school gardening project involving a quasi-experimental mixed method design was un...
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The aim of the current paper is to investigate the impact of using virtual lab on students' achievement and report their attitudes towards science and learning by virtual lab. Achievement pre-posttests and attitudes scale towards science were implemented on 69 students divided into two control and experimental groups. Another attitude scale towards...
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The aim of the current study was to investigate the effectiveness of a proposed training program for grade 11 chemistry teachers to enhance their chemistry conceptual problem posing and solving skills. The sample was based on one group of sixteen chemistry teachers from various schools in the Dakhelyah Governorate of the Sultanate of Oman. They wer...
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This research aimed to examine the impact of caricature drawings in the acquisition of scientific concepts and attitudes of 4th grade students for basic education towards science. The sample of the research consisted of 162 students from4th grade. The results revealed that there were statistically significant differences at (p =.001) between the tw...
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This study aimed to identify the image of Omani teachers as viewed by other segments of society. The study sample consisted of 1196 members of Omani society from different sectors of the following Omani governorates: Muscat, Al-Dakhlyha, North Al-Sharqyia, South Al-Sharqyia, North Batinah, and South Batinah in academic year 2014/2015. To gather the...
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هدفت الدراسة إلى التعرف على صورة المعلم العماني لدى فئات من المجتمع. وقد تكونت عينة الدراسة من 1196 فرداً من أفراد المجتمع العماني من قطاعات مختلفة من محافظات مسقط، والداخلية، وشمال الشرقية، وشمال الباطنة، وجنوب الشرقية، وجنوب الباطنة، وظفار في العام الدراسي 2014/ 2015. ولتحقيق أهداف الدراسة استخدمت استبانة تكونت في صورتها النهائية من 32 عبارة، بال...
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هدفت هذه الدراسة إلى الكشف عن صورة المعلم العماني لدى طلبته باستقصاء نظرتهم إلى سماته الشخصية وكفاياته المهنية، وأثر نوعية الطلاب في تقديرهم لهذه السمات. استخدمت الدراسة المنهج الوصفي، واعتمدت في جمع البيانات استبانة مكونة من 30 سمة، قسّمت على محورين: أولهما السمات الشخصية، والآخر الكفايات المهنية. وتُرك المجال للطلبة في نهاية الاستبانة إلى إبداء و...
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This study aimed to identify the patterns of classroom dialogue used by science teachers in science classes at Omani schools with respect to their gender. The study sample consisted of science teachers: three males and three females. To achieve the aims of the study, mixed methods with three instruments were used. These are an observation card or t...
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The Sultanate of Oman is beginning to experience a rapid increase in ‘lifestyle’ diseases, most notably diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. These may be linked to increasing poor dietary habits, and a more sedentary lifestyle, amongst the younger generation. In a number of Western contexts, school gardens have been shown to improve not only stude...
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This study investigated the impact of teaching physics via modeling on the acquisition of energy and momentum conservation concepts. The sample consisted of 91 female students selected from 11th grade female students in two schools in Al-Dakhiliyah Governorate in Oman. The experimental group (n = 45) was taught via the modeling method, and the cont...
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This study investigated the impact of teaching physics via modeling on theacquisition of energy and momentum conservation concepts. The sample consisted of 91 female students selected from 11th grade female students in two schools in Al-Dakhiliyah Governorate in Oman. The experimental group (n = 45) was taught via the modeling method, and the contr...
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This paper aims to measure the effectiveness of the 3DL on Omani students' acquisition of practical abilities and skills. It examines the effectiveness of the 3D-lab in science education and scientific thinking acquisition as part of a national project funded by The Research Council. Four research tools in a Pre-Post Test Control Group Design, find...
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This study aimed to explore the predictive effects of math teachers' emotional intelligence on their perceived self-efficacy. Three types of self-efficacy were examined (i.e., general teaching self-efficacy, self-efficacy about teaching math content, and self-efficacy about understanding math content). The sample of the study consisted of 1240 teac...
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A scale for measuring self-efficacy for teaching mathematics in grades 5 to 10 was developed in this study for teachers in Oman. The participants were 328 mathematics teachers randomly selected from five educational governorates in the Sultanate of Oman. Factorial structure of the scale revealed three subscales: selfefficacy for understanding the m...
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The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effectiveness of interacting with animations using mobile devices on grade 12 students’ spatial and reasoning abilities. The study took place in a grade 12 context in Oman. A quasi-experimental design was used with an experimental group of 32 students and a control group of 28 students. The ex...
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Beliefs can be seen as the best indicators of the decisions individuals make throughout their lives. They are more influential than knowledge in determining how individuals organize and define tasks and problems, and are stronger predicators of behavior. In the context of teaching and learning of science, beliefs and theories teachers hold about th...
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This book argues for the essential use of drawing as a tool for science teaching and learning. The authors are working in schools, universities, and continual science learning (CSL) settings around the world. They have written of their experiences using a variety of prompts to encourage people to take pen to paper and draw their thinking – sometime...
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The current study aimed to develop a short version of the Teachers’ Perceived Collective Efficacy Scale (TPCES, Aldhafri, 2006). TPCE represents the teachers’ beliefs about their ability as a group to influence student learning. It has been investigated across different cultures using different measures. Using a sample of (490) Omani teachers, the...
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تناقش هذه الورقة التنوع في تناول المتغيرات الاجتماعية والثقافية في بحوث التربية العلمية في سلطنة عمان، والتي من أمثلتها النوع الاجتماعي (ذكر وأنثى) واللغة والعمر ونوع المدرسة (حكومي وخاص) والمنطقة الجغرافية والمتغيرات الدينية والوضع الاقتصادي والاجتماعي والسياق المحلي. تنبع أهمية هذه الدراسة من الاجماع المتزايد في الأدب التربوي العالمي حول أهمية در...
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This study aims to investigate, from the Omani’s prospective, teachers’ perceptions about the concept of sustainable development (SD) and three related issues (cultural diversity, renewable energy and equity). The sample consisted of 159 prospective teachers from Sultan Qaboos University. Data were collected via a questionnaire comprising a list of...
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Abstract: The aim of the current study is to investigate the effects of using critical thinking activities in classroom to enhance and develop students’ knowledge monitoring and whether knowledge monitoring predicts students’ academic achievement in Science. Female Seventh graders 50 were randomly selected from one school located in Al-Saeeb, Musca...
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19 / 1 / 2015 (‫القبول‬ ‫تاريخ‬ ،) : 18 / 5 / 2015 (‫ملخص‬ ‫في‬ ‫العلوم‬ ‫تدريس‬ ‫في‬ ‫التفاعلية‬ ‫السبورة‬ ‫استخدام‬ ‫فاعلية‬ ‫تقصي‬ ‫إلى‬ ‫الدراسة‬ ‫ھذه‬ ‫ھدفت‬ ‫تكونت‬ ‫وقد‬ ،‫األساسي‬ ‫العاشر‬ ‫الصف‬ ‫طالبات‬ ‫لدى‬ ‫المعرفي‬ ‫التفكير‬ ‫مھارات‬ ‫وتنمية‬ ‫التحصيل‬ ‫من‬ ‫الدراسة‬ ‫عينة‬) 62 (‫طالبة‬ ،‫مجموعتين‬ ‫إلى‬ ‫مقسمة‬ ،) 29 (،‫التجريبية‬ ‫ا...
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Like many other countries where the standard of living is rising, the Sultanate of Oman is facing a potentially serious increase in what are now termed 'lifestyle' diseases. These include diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and various forms of cancer. The lifestyle factors that contribute to these diseases are poor diet and limited exercise. A s...
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تعتبر الحكايات الشعبية نتاجٌا فكريّا جميلا، أنتجته الشعوب عبر تاريخـها الطويـل، وأودعت فيها أروع قصصها، وأجمل ما مرّ بها من أحداثٍ وحكايات، فجاءت لتعكس خلاصة تجاربها، وتعطي صورة نابضة حيّة عن واقع الشعب عبر مراحل تاريخها الطويل، تتجلى فيها حكمة الشعب وعصارة تجاربه وتفاعله في المراحل التاريخية التي عاشها، وتعطي وصفاً لبعض الجوانب من الحياة الإنسانية...
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A 30-item questionnaire was designed to determine Omani science teachers’ attitudes toward teaching science and whether or not these attitudes differ according to gender and teaching experiences of teachers. The questionnaire items were divided into 3 domains: classroom preparation, managing hands-on science, and development appropriateness. The qu...
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This paper aims to measure the effectiveness of the 3-D lab on Omani students' achievement in terms of knowledge, application, and metacognitive abilities in science education. The study design adopts the experimental design with Pre-Post Test Control Group Design, where the experimental and control groups (30 students each) have conducted achievem...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate Omani 12th grade students' perceptions about scientists and their work and accordingly propose some recommendations in order to encourage new generations to choose science and engineering-oriented specialisations in higher education. A 37-item questionnaire was designed to determine these perceptions and...