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Page: 5421 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.2231

Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain

THE IMPACT OF BLENDED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ON DEVELOPING THE INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES OF INSTRUCTORS AT QATAR UNIVERSITY

A. Ahmed

Qatar University (QATAR)
Some university instructors teaching First-Year Seminar at Qatar University lacked sound instructional practices. The current research aims at developing the instructional practices of these instructors. Informed by the socio-cultural theoretical framework, the current research uses a case study methodology and methodological triangulation by using semi-structured interviews with 13 instructors and 39 semi-structured classroom observations. Instructors’ instructional needs were assessed, based on which the researcher designed a blended Professional Development Program (PDP), that consisted of an orientation program, and a continuous professional development program (a series of face-to-face workshops and online ones). Preliminary findings revealed that the proposed blended professional development programme is effective in developing instructors’ classroom management, classroom interaction, teaching methods, reinforcement of students’ performance, comprehension checking strategies and use of technology. In addition, instructors expressed their satisfaction with the blended programme. Implications and recommendations for teachers’ professional development are provided.
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title = {THE IMPACT OF BLENDED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ON DEVELOPING THE INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES OF INSTRUCTORS AT QATAR UNIVERSITY},
series = {9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN17 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-3777-4},
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doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2017.2231},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2017.2231},
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DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2017.2231
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A. Ahmed (2017) THE IMPACT OF BLENDED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ON DEVELOPING THE INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES OF INSTRUCTORS AT QATAR UNIVERSITY, EDULEARN17 Proceedings, p. 5421.
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