Abdullah Said Hamed Al Hasani, Mr.
Rustaq College of Education
Abdullah is an assistant lecturer in Rustaq College of Education and a PhD candidate at University of Southampton, UK. His research interests pertain to areas of educational policy and planning and technology integration
Towards Effective Omani Higher Education: Enabling Transformative Learning (PP161), PaperThe paper aims to highlight ways transformative learning can be enabled in formal higher education in Oman, which is seen to parallel current educational reform efforts that aim to improve the quality of educational provision and outcomes. An enabling approach is suggested whereby community engagement, external scrutiny and sharable learning outcomes constitute chief components of enabling transformative learning. Concrete examples and applications will be suggested as relevant to the context of learner empowerment.