College Conceptual Framework
1- Academic Rigor and Specialized Experiences
Graduates of the college of Education employ their acquired academic knowledge and specialized experience to teach in their disciplines in a distinguished manner.
1-A: Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of differentiated instructional strategies.
1-B: Transfers and applies knowledge in real-world situations.
2- Diversified Teaching
Graduates of the college of Education diversify their methods of teaching in a way that takes into consideration all leaners who are central in the teaching learning process. They believe that every child is capable of learning. They continuously reflect on their teaching and utilize findings of current research in pedagogy and learners’ characteristics to improve their work.
2-A: Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of differentiated instructional strategies.
2-B: Initiates, design and/or adapts instructional materials creatively to respond to students’ developmental characteristics, psychological needs and diverse backgrounds.
2-C: Utilizes instructional techniques that promote critical thinking, reflective thinking and problem solving.
2-D: Designs and implements varied and fair assessment techniques in order to assess students’ different abilities and uses data to inform instructional practice.
2-E: Reflects on own educational practices critically and continuously in order to improve student learning.
2-F: Collaborates with schools, families and community to support student learning.
3- Dispositions and values
Graduates of the college of Education embody Islamic principles and the values of the Omani society while pursuing their teaching career. This is reflected in their commitment to their profession and their contribution to its development. They sincerely cooperate with their colleagues and interact with their communities in order to improve student learning.
3-A: Observes Omani, Islamic and professional ethics/values in performing his/her professional tasks.
3-B: Creates and maintains continuous, supportive and safe learning environments.
3-C: Develops positive attitudes towards the profession and contributes effectively to it.
3-D: Develops leadership skills that enhance school effectiveness.
4- Research Culture & Lifelong Learning
Graduates of the College of Education apply the principle of lifelong learning to improve their teaching practices. They continuously make use of research and employ their reflective skills and advanced research experience to develop their teaching performance in order to ensure that they effectively meet the needs of the learners.
4-A: Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research designs.
4-B: Conducts action, basic and/or applied research.
4-C: Analyzes and interprets research studies properly.
4-D: Makes his/her decisions based on research evidence and data.
5- Technological Skills
Graduates of the College of Education employ modern technology to construct an interactive teaching learning environment which enables all learners to understand, evaluate and use technology in a way that improves their performance and ensures positive interaction with the knowledge society.
5-A: Uses technology to enhance professional development, collaboration, and communication.
5-B: Utilizes technology to support and assess student learning.
5-C: Develops students’ use of appropriate technology to enhance student learning.
5-D: Leads technological change at school to build knowledge society.