Salman Alhajri

Salman Alhajri
Sultan Qaboos University, College of Education · Department of Art Education

Ph.D, MDes, BA
Dr. Salman Alhajri is an associate professor of Graphic Design, at the Department of Art Education at SQU

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Introduction
Dr. Salman Alhajri is an associate professor of Graphic Design, at the Department of Art Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman. He also is an active artist, graphic designer and researcher in the field of Arts and Art Education. In 2020, Alhajri was promoted to the academic rank of “Associate Professor”. In 2013, Alhajri graduated with a PhD in Philosophy from Loughborough University in UK, with a thesis that focused on Creativity theories, and Arts and graphic design pedagogy.
Additional affiliations
January 2015 - present
Sultan Qaboos University
Position
  • Member of Omani Visual Arts Research Group
Description
  • A research group established in 2015 in the Department of Art Education by couple of academic researchers interested in visual arts issues, artistic practices, creative works, art education, aesthetics, and many more.
October 2001 - present
Sultan Qaboos University
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Work as a Professor Assistant of Art and Design, teaching Art Education disciplines including graphic design, design basics, child's art, and introduction to art education
Education
September 2008 - March 2013
Loughborough University
Field of study
  • Art and Graphic design
September 2003 - December 2005
University of Technology Sydney
Field of study
  • Art and Graphic Design
September 1997 - June 2001
Sultan Qaboos University
Field of study
  • Art Education

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Publications (35)
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يهدف البحث إلى رصد وتحليل السمات البصرية والرمزية، المستقاة من التراث العُماني، والمستلهِمة لمفهوم الهوية المحلية، لنخبة من أعمال فن الجرافيك العُماني المعاصر، التي تمثل نماذج بحثية مختلطة، متعددة الفئات، تشمل مستوياتٍ ثلاثة، هي: أعمال فنانين عُمانيين محترفين، وأعمال لشباب الفنانين الواعدين والطلاب المتخصصين، وكذا أعمال عدد من الأكاديميين الفاعلين...
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ان الخط العربي ليس مجرد مجال فنى يهتم بتصميم الكتابة وعرضها بصورة مناسبة بصريا، بل هو موروث تقافي وإرث حضاري، شاهد وناقل لعصور وازمنة ارخت لعهود وأضافت لسجلات التاريخ، فقد عرف الخط منذ قديم العصور وكان دوره واضحا في شتى المجالات ومؤثرا فيها، بما له من إمكانات ونظم وقوانين وأنواع مختلفة، تعددت اسسها الانشائية والبنائية، فقد كانت تؤسس له المدارس والم...
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من أهم التطورات التکنولوجية في مجال التصميم هو الطباعة ثلاثية الأبعاد من خلال بعض البرامج مثل الفوتوشوب، والذي يستطيع المتعلم من خلاله ان يصمم ويبتکر أشکالا ثلاثية الأبعاد أو يحول أشکالا ثنائية الأبعاد ويحولها إلى مجسمات افتراضية يحذف ويضيف عليها ما يشاء وفي النهائية يطبعها بمواد بلاستيکية متنوعة على شکل مجسمات صغيرة، تثير خياله وتنمى لديه مهارات ا...
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3D printing technology has many known advantages in the education field. However, the utilization of 3D printing in landscape architecture teaching practices has not been fully explored. The potential of 3D printing in landscape architecture and graphic design is valuable to the teaching and learning process. This study examined the effects of 3D p...
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Scientific research today is marked by a growing differentiation and specialization in the disciplines and interdisciplinary research. This paper investigates a number of challenges of Interdisciplinary collaborations in implementation of a circular economy approach within textile and graphic designs. These challenges range from achieving economy o...
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نظريات الفن الفرق بين المفهةم والمقال في الفن المعاصر
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The study aims to show the results of training art students at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman, in implementing their own visual identity during the course of field experiences in the academic year 2018-2019. During this course students designing various activities documenting the course requirements and showing their visual identity by crea...
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Over the past decade, Social media has supported education and has become the most common means of digital communication, articulating the advantages and disadvantages of its different platforms for instructors and students to sustain confidentiality and provide tips for applying social media-based teaching into the training curriculum. From this p...
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Objective: The present study aimed to evaluate the 'Effectiveness of Criterion-Referenced Testing in Assessing Creativity within Omani Graphic Design Education'. The element of creativity has gained increased attention in the field of education over the past decade. The discipline of graphic design is quite vast and requires students to have creati...
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The role of creativity in graphic design education has been a central aspect of graphic design education. The psychological component of creativity and its role in graphic design education has not been given much importance. The present research would attempt to study 'creativity in graphic design education from psychological perspectives'. A thoro...
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Creativity has long been a debatable topic among researchers and scholars alike. The present research aimed to study the element of ‘Creativity in the context of Graphic Design in the Middle East’. The study comprised of three broad realms i.e. creativity, graphic designs and the relationship between the two. Creativity in graphic design is often r...
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This research investigates the position of ‘creativity’ within graphic design education in general, and within the Omani educational context specifically. It situates itself among three realms: education, design, and creativity, investigating the relationships, effectiveness, and interrogations among these three topics. Creativity is defined within...
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هدفــت الدراســة الحاليــة إلــى تعــرف دور المرســم الحــر فــي تشــجيع الطالــب فــي المرحلــة الجامعيــة علــى ممارســة أنشــطة الفنــون التشــكيلية. وســعت إلــى الإجابــة عــن ســؤال البحــث الرئيــس المتمثــل فــي: مــا أهميــة الالتحــاق بالمرســم الحــر فــي إثــراء حيــاة خدم المنهــج الوصفــي التحليلــي فــي هــذه الدراســة، حيــث اســتعر...
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The current study aims to explore the role of the Open Art Studio in encouraging university students to practice arts. It seeks to answer the following main research questions: What is the role of the Open Art Studio in enhancing university-students’ life in terms of educational, sociological and physiological aspects? The findings of the study sho...
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المخلص : تبحث هذه الورقة في مفهوم تسويق الفنان التشكيلي لنفسه أولا وللفن الذي ينتجه ثانيا. إن ما قد يفوق الفن أهمية هو التسويق له فالتسويق بحد ذاته فن يتوجب على من يمارسه أن يكون إنسان مبتكر وذو فكر واسع قادر على أن يصوغ الأفكار ليجعلها ملموسة على أرض الواقع. الإطار النظري للورقة يتأسس بنظريات أن أن أهم عنصر لضمان نجاح التسويق هو الإبداع في التسويق...
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This paper is devoted to a review of the literature that covers all the topics related to the role of art education’s teacher in developing designs of traditional crafts in Oman. These topics can be mostly grouped into two main parts. The first part explores the most significant stages in crafts enterprises’ historical developments including the Ar...
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Purpose: this paper investigates the effectiveness of teaching methods used in graphic design pedagogy in both analogue and digital education systems. Methodology and approach: the paper is based on theoretical study using a qualitative, case study approach. Comparison between the digital teaching methods and traditional teaching methods was descri...
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There is increasing evidence in the literature of Art Education supports the value of using artists and/or their artworks as an approach to quality education in and through art. However, little formal researches in the Arab world especial in the Middle East, have been done to show this instructional method in systematic terms, especially approachin...
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The use of pedagogical models for the assessment of various attributes has become quite common in today’s contemporary world. The research aims to study the role of ‘creativity’ with the help of a pedagogical model among Omani students. The study would focus on three perspectives i.e. design education, creativity in different education disciplines...
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ورقة عمل إلقيت في ندوة الفن التشكيلي العُماني 2015 بولاية منح بتاريخ 8 سبتمبر 2015
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Art Teacher candidates at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) prepared under the policies of college of education in relation to the policies of national art education curriculum at the Ministry of Education in Oman. The main aim of the Art Education program at SQU is to prepare qualified Art Education Teachers for different pre-university stages and le...
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This paper investigates the position of ‘creativity’ within graphic design education in general, and within the Omani educational context in specific. Creativity is defined within this research and in relation to graphic design education as ‘problem solving’, which is explained also as a cultural activity, or a cultural production. Graphic desig...
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تتناول هذه الورقة مفهوم الإبداع من وجهة نظر تربوية معاصرة مراعيةً الاهتمام المعاصر بهذا المفهوم في جميع القطاعات وخاصة في ظل وجود مشاكل عالمية تلقي بظلالها على تدني الفكر الإبداعي لدى الاجيال العربية المعاصرة. تستند الورقة على دراسة نظرية مستخدمةً طريقة دراسة الحالة بدراسة وضع مفهوم الإبداع في قطاع التربية والتعليم في سلطنة عُمان. تتناول الورقة كيف...
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تهدف الدراسة إلى التعرف على مدى قدرة التكنولوجيا المعاصرة في تحسين الخطاب الجمالي للمدرسة الحروفية وذلك من خلال تناول تجربة فنية ذاتية للمؤلف. تُعرف الورقة بالمدرسة الحروفية في الفن التشكيلي العربي المعاصر وتتناول أهم الجوانب الجمالية والوظيفية والتعبيرية للحروف العربية كأيقونة اتصال متفردة لها مكانتها الخاصة في اللغة البصرية المعاصرة. تتناول الورق...
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تتناول هذه الورقة طرق توظيف بعض شبكات التواصل الاجتماعي من وجهة نظر تربوية معاصرة تتماشي مع الاهتمام الكبير في توظيف هذه الشبكات في عمليات التعليم والتعلم . وفي نفس الوقت تقيس مدى فعالية إشراك موقعي الانستجرام واليوتيوب في تدريس محتوى معرفي محدد في بعض مقررات التربية الفنية النظرية كفن الطفل أو المقررات العملية كالتصميم الجرافيكي . الإطار النظري لل...
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This paper investigates the position of ‘creativity’ within graphic design education in general, and within the Omani educational context in specific. Creativity is defined within this research and in relation to graphic design education as ‘problem solving’, which is explained also as a cultural activity, or a cultural production. Graphic designer...
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تتناول هذه الورقة مفهوم الإبداع في التصميم الجرافيكي وعلاقته بريادة الأعمال من وجهة نظر تربوية معاصرة ، فهي تسعى إلى تقديم هذا التخصص الحيوي كأحد المجالات التي تعزز التفكير الإبداعي والقدرات التخيلية والمهارات الابتكارية والتي بدورها تصب في تطوير ثقافة ريادة الأعمال وتعزيز فرص خريجي هذا التخصص الحيوي. أيضا تقدم هذه الورقة وجهات نظر جديدة حول مفاهيم...
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تتناول هذه الورقة مفهوم الإبداع في التصميم الجرافيكي وعلاقته بريادة الأعمال من وجهة نظر تربوية معاصرة ، فهي تسعى إلى تقديم هذا التخصص الحيوي كأحد المجالات التي تعزز التفكير الإبداعي والقدرات التخيلية والمهارات الابتكارية والتي بدورها تصب في تطوير ثقافة ريادة الأعمال. أيضا تقدم هذه الورقة وجهات نظر جديدة حول مفاهيم مثل : الإبداع والابتكار التصميم ال...
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This paper explores an example of contemporary Arabic calligraphy art practiced by an Omani artist, Dr. Salman Alhajri, Assistant Professor of Art and Design at Sultan Qaboos University. It explains the aesthetic features of Arabic calligraphy as a unique icon of Islamic art. Salman established manual Arabic calligraphy as his main theme in 2006...
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This paper investigates the position of ‘creativity’ within graphic design education in general, and within the Omani educational context in specific. Creativity is defined within this research and in relation to graphic design education as ‘problem solving’, which is explained also as a cultural activity, or a cultural production. Graphic designer...
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This research investigates the position of ‘creativity’ within graphic design education in general, and within the Omani educational context specifically. It situates itself among three realms: education, design, and creativity, investigating the relationships, effectiveness, and interrogations among these three topics. Creativity is defined within...
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Creativity is a complex phenomenon. It intersects with multiple areas of knowledge: art, education, and cultural studies, to name a few. Defining creativity always involves novelty and appropriateness, yet it is difficult to find a definition of creativity that suits all fields. This paper argues that creativity in relation to graphic design educat...
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Purpose: this paper identifies the meanings of creativity from socio-cultural perspectives within the specific context of the graphic design discipline. It tries to identify what is 'creative' as it understood, discussed, and agreed on most creative design literatures. It is argued that creativity in graphic design could be measurable and, therefor...
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Purpose: this paper investigates the understanding of graphic design in Arab world and its relationship to the concept of creativity. It considers the status of the graphic design discipline in Oman and how Arabic students benefit from graphic design education. Methodology and approach; the paper is based on theoretical study using a qualitative, c...

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