Mohamed A. Shahat

Mohamed A. Shahat
Sultan Qaboos University | SQU · Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Introduction
He earned his Ph.D. in physics education from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. He attained a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Currently, he is leading various national research projects, including STEM and entrepreneurial education, at SQU. He is a member of different international journal editorial boards.
Additional affiliations
April 2013 - present
Aswan University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
February 2009 - February 2013
University of Duisburg-Essen
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (50)
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Educators and policymakers envision the future of education in Egypt as enabling learners to acquire scientific inquiry and problem-solving skills. In this article, we describe the validation of a model for problem solving and the design of instruments for evaluating new teaching methods in Egyptian science classes. The instruments were based on an...
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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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The school system in Oman faces a problem in educating students in integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities. This statement, in part, stems from science teachers’ preparation programs. This study was aimed to close a research gap in Oman by investigating science pre-service (trainee/student) teachers’ self-efficacy bel...
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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...
Research Proposal
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Dear colleagues, *we extend the invitation to be by the end of January 2023*. we are delighted to invite you to contribute a chapter to a volume we are co-editing: Cross-Cultural Comparison of Science Education. We plan to place this book in the book series: Cultural Studies of Science Education (https://www.springer.com/series/8286). Initial comm...
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Dear colleagues, *we extend the invitation to be by the end of January 2023*. We are delighted to invite you to contribute a chapter to a volume we are co-editing: Cross-Cultural Comparison of Science Education. We plan to place this book in the book series: Cultural Studies of Science Education (https://www.springer.com/series/8286). Initial commu...
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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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The current study aimed to identify the most important skills of positive thinking and entrepreneurship among pre-service science teachers in the light of some demographic variables (gender - preparation program) in the Red Sea Governorate. It also aimed at investigating the relationship between positive thinking and entrepreneurial skills among pr...
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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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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify to what extent the science curriculum for the sixth grade in the Sultanate of Oman includes entrepreneurship skills. The study targeted the content of the science curriculum in the sixth grade. Method: To achieve the purpose of the study, a descriptive and analytical approach was used, using th...
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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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The study aimed to identify to what extent the 21st-century skills were included in the Omani curricula for grades (5-8) from their teachers’ point of view. The descriptive approach is used. An electronic questionnaire was established to achieve the objective of the study. The sample of the study was randomly selected from the teachers of the secon...
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The current study's main aim was to monitor science teachers' perceptions for grades five to eight about the effectiveness of the Google Classroom application in equipping students with self-learning and problem-solving skills. The sample of this study consisted of (104) male-teacher and (293) female teachers from eight educational governorates in...
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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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Teacher education in Oman went through different transformations due to political, social, and economic reforms. The current situation suggests ambitious national aspirations and strategic plans to equip Omani teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are aligned with national and international standards. Therefore, teach...
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Objectives: This study aims to assess Sultan Qaboos University's distance learning experience in using Moodle platform in light of emerging Coronavirus Pandemic from the faculty members' point of view. Method: A descriptive-analytical approach was used. A three-scale assessment instrument has been developed. Results: The results revealed medium eff...
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The study aimed at identifying faculty members' point of view on the challenges and suggested developments of the Sultan Qaboos University's distance learning experience in using the Moodle platform in the light of the emerging Coronavirus pandemic "COVID-19. The study has taken into consideration the faculty members’ variables (gender, teaching ex...
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The study aimed at identifying faculty members' point of view on the challenges and suggested developments of the Sultan Qaboos University's distance learning experience in using the Moodle platform in the light of the emerging Coronavirus pandemic "COVID-19. The study has taken into consideration the faculty members’ variables (gender, teaching ex...
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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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تناول هذا الفصل مكونات عملية الاتصال التعليمي، وأشكاله، والحوار الصفي بشكل عام، وأليات تنفيذ وتقويم الحوار العلمي، ومثال تطبيقي لأسلوب الحوار العلمي في البيئة الصفية. كما تناول الفصل عرضاً للجدل العلمي بشيء من التفصيل، مشتملاً توضيح لماهيته وأهميته، وأنماطه، وارتباطه بالقضايا العلمية المجتمعية، والممارسات التدريسية القائمة عليه. كما تناول الفصل دور...
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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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The purpose of this study was to identify the proportions of inclusion of the nature of science (NOS) in the content of the Omani Science Curricula for grades (5-8). The study sample consisted of (16) student and activity textbooks. A content analysis card was developed. Some experts evaluated its validity in the discipline of education, and its re...
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The present descriptive study was conducted to measure the level of mind habits among science student teachers at Sultan Qaboos University. The sample was intentionally chosen and consisted of (65) female science student teachers. A questionnaire with (7) aspects was administered. Its validity was checked. The findings showed that persistence habit...
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The study aimed to find the extent to which cycle two science teachers in Muscat practice twenty-first-century skills from their point of view, considering gender and university qualifications. The study targeted science teachers in cycle two schools in the governorate of Muscat. The study surveyed 79 teachers (20 males and 59 females). The sample...
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يتناول الفصل الآتي توضيحًا للأهداف العامة لتدريس العلوم، يليها جائحة فيروس كورونا (كوفيد-19) وتأثيراتها في المجتمع والعملية التعلُّمية، وكذلك توضيحًا لتأثيرات جائحة كورونا (كوفيد-19)، والتعليم الإلكتروني بوصفه خيارًا استراتيجيًّا لتعليم العلوم خلال جائحة كوفيد-19 في دول العالم، والمختبرات الافتراضية وتدريس العلوم خلال كوفيد-19، ونظم إدارة التعلُّم...
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This study aimed to identify teachers’ perceptions about the reality of science projects in developing entrepreneurial skills among students of the second cycle grades. The study used the descriptive approach by applying a questionnaire consisting of two main axes: the nature of projects and entrepreneurship skills, and the method of implementing p...
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The current study aimed to investigate the use of cinematic superhero films in teaching science from science teachers’ point of view grades five to twelfth in Al Sharqiyah South Governorate. The descriptive approach was used. The study sample consisted of 10 teachers with focused interviews to collect views. The responses were analyzed to answer th...
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The study aimed to determine the extent to which the science textbook for the eighth grade of the Sultanate of Oman included TIMSS-2019 requirements. The study targeted the content represented in the student book and the activity book, applicable for the academic year 2021/2020. To achieve the aims of the study, a descriptive-analytical approach wa...
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The study aimed to identify the reality of science teachers' practice for the second cycle of oral feedback methods. The study followed the descriptive approach. The group consisted of 8 science teachers from Al-Awabi State schools. An interview was designed. The validity of the instrument was verified by experts at Sultan Qaboos University. The re...
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The current study aimed at identifying the amount of sustainable development dimensions were included in the developed science curriculum for the fifth grade in the Sultanate of Oman. The sample of this study consisted of analyzing the content of the students’ textbook and activity book for the fifth grade for the first semester of the academic yea...
Conference Paper
هدفت هذه الدراسة إلى الكشف عن تحديات ومقترحات تطوير تجربة جامعة السلطان قابوس للتعلم عن بُعد باستخدام منصة موودل (Moodle) في ظل جائحة فيروس كورونا المستجد" كوفيد-١٩" من وجهة نظر أعضاء الهيئة التدريسية وعلاقته بمتغيرات: الجنس، الخبرة التدريسية، والمهارات التكنولوجية. وتكونت عينة الدراسة من (144) عضو هيئة تدريس من مراكز الجامعة وكلياتها المختلفة، واس...
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The study aimed at determining the student-teachers' point of view to the contribution degree of their preparation program at Sultan Qaboos University to their awareness of entrepreneurial requirements and its relationship to some variables (gender, program type, specialization). The sample consisted of N= 72 student teachers as 44 bachelors, 28 di...
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The study aimed at determining the student teacher's point of view to the contribution degree of their preparation program at Sultan Qaboos University to their awareness of entrepreneurial requirements and its relationship to some variables (gender, program type, specialization). The sample consisted of N= 72 student teachers as 44 bachelors, 28 di...
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The present research aimed at determining the effect of teaching science using the Needham constructivist model on concepts and basic science processes of fourth-grade students with low motivation for learning. The sample of research consisted of (12) pupils who were selected in a deliberate way from Elgomhoria primary school, Aswan educational adm...
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The aim of the proposed study is to assess the impact of pre-service physics teachers’ training on problem solving on their students’ problem-solving abilities. Two instruments were developed. The survey for pre-service physics teachers focused on problem-solving approaches in general, whereas the test of problem solving for tenth-grade physics stu...

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Enhancing entrepreneurial work
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Building a Resilient Learning Environment