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ERIC Number: EJ1067582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Toward an Instructional Philosophy: "A Theoretical Framework for Teaching and Training at Salman Bin Abdulaziz University (SAU)"
Qandile, Yasine A.; Al-Qasim, Wajeeh Q.
International Journal of Higher Education, v3 n3 p58-69 2014
The purpose of this study is to construct a clear instructional philosophy for Salman bin Abdulaziz University as a fundamental basis for teaching and training as well as a theoretical framework for curriculum design and development. The study attempts to answer the main questions about pertaining to the basic structure of contemporary higher education instructional philosophy and the essential content of SAU instructional philosophy. The researchers utilize the analytical descriptive method to analyze the available literature in the fields of philosophy of education, philosophy of higher education; educational psychology and pedagogy in order to develop the intended structure of the SAU instructional philosophy. The study concludes with recommendations for designing and implementing curriculum and training programs at SAU. The University should acknowledge (a) the nature of adult learners and the need to relate instructional goals to their life experiences and careers, (b) the need to collaborate with them to develop the learning outcomes, (c) the crucial importance of incorporating the learners' needs and prior-experience, and (d) the importance of using an eclectic approach or a blend of learning strategies suitable for increasing students or trainees participation and involvement in learning activities.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Universities, Educational Psychology, Training, Adult Learning, Student Educational Objectives, Student Needs, Relevance (Education), Learning Strategies, Student Participation, Learning Activities, College Students, Learning Theories, Social Cognition, Constructivism (Learning)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia