2016 ISESS International Symposium on Education and Social Sciences
September 13-15, 2016
Dr. Hiroshi Uechi
Faculty of Commerce
Osaka Gakuin University
Dr. Reem Abuiyada
Social Sciences Department
Topic: The Success of Cross Cultural Teaching and Learning at a Predominantly Arab Speaking Institution for Higher Education
Brief Introduction of Dr. Kazuaki Maeda
Dr. Reem Abuiyada is the head of the Department of Social Sciences at Dhofar University in the Sultanate of Oman, she had been teaching and researching at Emirate University in the United Arab of Emirate. She has good experience working with non-governmental organization (NGO) as she was working as executive Director of Swiss international NGO in Palestine.
Dr. Abuiyada earned her PhD in social Work from Hull University, UK. She has published many papers related to the community issues. She also participated in numerous local, regional and international conferences & Talks.
Above all, while optimizing her professional knowledge and experience, she has been actively serving different committees at Dhofar University in varied capacities. At the college level, she is member of Equivalence committee, Student Affairs Committee and Academic Programs Development and Review Committee. Besides this, she is member the Quality Assurance Committee, Social Sciences Department Recruitment Committee and Moderation Committee.
The majority students currently studying in the Institutions of Higher Education in Oman are Omani students that have come from an educational background of largely teacher-directed rote learning using state-developed curriculum and test-driven assessment, with little or for the most part inadequate English language training during their schooling years.
The study examines the success of cross cultural teaching and learning at Arab Institution for Higher Education in Oman. This is an exploratory study employed qualitative data and makes use of semi-structured interview in order to explore the perception of Arab students who receive their education in English by non-Arabic speakers from a culture and mindset different from their own. The findings suggested that there is an appropriate model for cross cultural teaching that is important to the learning success of Arab students. The study also summarizes some opinions for teaching across cultural barriers by the students.
Key words: Cross Culture, Arab Students, Barriers, Higher Education.
Conference Venue Information
M Hotel Singapore
Address: 81 Anson Road Singapore 079908
Telephone number: +65 6224 1133
An unique urban getaway in the heart of Singapore's financial district. Close by, you'll find the Marina Bay Financial Centre, Clarke Quay, and Orchard Road. M Hotel Singapore offers 413 rooms and suites, styled in contemporary chic. Technological features including wireless broadband are available, so you'll always stay connected. Working from the comfort of your hotel is easy. On level 8, we have 40 newly furnished office suites and a business centre. Meanwhile, our spacious ballrooms and 9 meeting rooms provide elegant spaces, adaptable for just any function - from business meetings to grand wedding banquets.