Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives: Volume 14 Issue 1 , Open Access


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Modifying the flipped experience to enhance the learning of calculus in the United Arab Emirates

Rim Gouia-Zarrad, Cindy Gunn

A ‘flipped’ or ‘inverted’ teaching approach (Lage et al., 2000) reverses the traditional use of in- and out-ofclass time, delivering instructional input to students before class…

Science anxiety levels in Emirati student teachers

Martina Dickson, Melissa McMinn, Hanadi Kadbey

Research has shown that pre-service and in-service teachers who exhibit science anxiety are less likely to teach it effectively. It is therefore critical to gauge the science…

Discrimination of performance tiers and prediction of success in introductory physics courses using a statistical method for establishing cutoff scores

Maher M. Alarfaj, Charles Secolsky, Fahad S. Alshaya

This study sheds light on the prediction of success using cutoff scores for student grades adopted for a required Physics pathway course for study in a health professions program…

Emirati student recruitment and retention in nursing education

Briliya Devadas

The purpose of this study is to investigate factors surrounding low Emirati student recruitment and retention within a nursing programme in the Abu Dhabi Emirate. A sequential…

From teacher dependency to learner independence: a study of Saudi learners’ readiness for autonomous learning of English as a Foreign Language

Fakieh Alrabai

This study attempts to assess the readiness of Saudi students for independent/autonomous learning, with a focus on learning of English as a Foreign Language (EFL). The study used…

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