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Master of Education Spring Colloquia 2021,

Dr. Alexandria Proff, The School of Arts & Sciences

The Master of Education program held its annual Research Colloquia for graduating students over two days, 20-21 May 2021.  The twelve graduates of “Cohort 2021”, shared their research with their colleagues, the local and the university community 

The Colloquia was livestreamed allowing students to showcase their research to a wider audience, as well as gaining experience presenting in a virtual environment. The graduating students shared their research findings and recommendations with AURAK and the wider community.

The Master of Education program aims to embed applied, action-research into students’ coursework. Over the duration of the program, students choose an original and authentic problem of practice which they can focus on as part of their Graduate studies. In subsequent semesters, students undertake fieldwork, data analysis and submit for publication in an academic journal, at a professional conference, or both.

Nearly 70% of graduating students on the Master of Education program successfully published their research in academic, peer-reviewed journals, or present at professional conferences. Several students have accomplished both of those goals. We are massively proud to share that some of the graduates’ publications can already be found online, with others due for presentation and/ or publication later this year:

  1. Proff, A., & Almazrouei, A. (2021). Toward closing the procedural knowledge gap among teachers in implementing distance learning. Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (TURCOMAT), 12(12), 202-215.
  2. Proff, A., & Alketbi, A. (2021). Examining Language Teacher Readiness for Blended Learning among Cycle-one Public Schools in the UAE. Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (TURCOMAT), 12(10), 7628-7637.
  3. Ismail, D. T., & Proff, A. A. (2021). Exploring the Role of Utility and Intrinsic Value in Implementing M-Learning Among Arabic Teachers. International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences, 15(3), 295-302.
  4. Proff, A., Waller, S., & Musalam, R. (2021). Understanding the Influences of Administrative Staff Retention in Sharjah Private Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Arab Journal of Administration, 41(1), 223-238.
  5. Waller, S., & Alnaqbi, A. (2021). Understanding the Impact of Extraneous Cognitive Load of Administrative Work on Teachers’ Work-Life Balance. Arab Journal of Administration, 41(1), 279-299.
  6. Ajayi, O., & Proff, A. (2021). Exploring the Teacher Behaviors that Influence High School Student’s Class Participation in the UAE. International Journal of Business and Management Research. 9(2).

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