Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives: Volume 13 Issue 1 , Open Access


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An examination of cultural bias in IELTS Task 1 non-process writing prompts: a UAE perspective

Hilda Freimuth

This study analyzed 24 IELTS Task One (data explanation) prompts for task type, diagram type, subject matter, level of critical thought, and geographical references, in order to…


Gender differences in students’ ratings of university teachers in the Iranian education system

Abbas Zare-ee, Zuraidah Mohd Don, Iman Tohidian

University students' ratings of teaching and teachers' performance are used in many parts of the world for the evaluation of faculty members at colleges and universities. Even…

English communication skills for employability: the perspectives of employers in Bahrain

Andrew Thomas, Casey Piquette, David McMaster

Whilst English remains the language of global commerce, the role and outcomes of English language provision in English-medium higher education institutions in the Arab Gulf…


An innovative approach to assessing professional skills learning outcomes: a UAE pilot study

Kevin Schoepp, Maurice Danaher

Industry and academia around the world stress the importance of professional skills (also known as soft skills, generic skills, or transferable skills) so it is necessary to be…


Instructional videos as part of a ‘flipped’ approach in academic writing

Marion Engin, Senem Donanci

This paper reports on a project in which students watched short instructional videos on aspects of academic writing as part of a ‘flipped classroom’ approach at an English-medium…

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