Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives: Volume 15 Issue 2 , Open Access


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Operationalising recognition of prior learning (RPL): a case study from Bahrain Polytechnic

Rodney Coombridge, Shaima Alansari

This case study describe how Bahrain Polytechnic maintains academic quality while responding to students’ expectations that prior learning will be recognized in a competitive…

From critical pedagogy to critical methodology: a 'detective' approach for examining offensive practices in higher education

Ahmed Alhazmi

Recent studies in education attempt to ‘criminologise’ some of the current practices and policies of higher education institutions – that is, to deconstruct certain philosophies…

Negotiating course material to counter poor learner motivation

Tony Waterman

This paper details a teacher-implemented intervention, negotiating learner-generated materials, with the aim of improving low levels of learner motivation. This had resulted from…

Multilingualism and foreign language anxiety: the case of Saudi EFL learners

Elias Bensalem

The present study focuses on the link between foreign language anxiety (FLA), self-perceived proficiency, and multilingualism in the under-explored English as a Foreign Language…


Student engagement in blended learning instructional design: an analytical study

Siraj K. K., Azzah Al Maskari

The main purpose of this study was to evaluate students’ perception of blended learning instructional design in a Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the Sultanate of Oman. A…

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