The Math, Science, & Technology Division is responsible for education, research, community services and consultation related to Math and Science education, and technology integration across the different disciplines offered within the school environment. The division is involved in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, and professional development. It provides high quality and distinguished courses underpinned by inquiry-based teaching, innovative projects, cutting-edge faculty research and technology integrated curriculum. The Division utilizes interdisciplinary coursework supplemented by hands-on, practical and laboratory experience in preparing and training pre- and in-service teachers. The Division is also involved in the research of educational issues related to curriculum development, pedagogical practice, learning processes and assessment in the UAE and beyond, in order to optimize the recruitment, preparation and practice of teachers, at the school system and national levels.

Division Head:

Dr. Nagla Ali, Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction with specialization in Educational Technology, University of Florida (USA).

Selected Publications:

Ali, N., Santos, I. M. & Areepattamannil, S. (2017). Pre-service Teachers’ Perception of Quick Response (QR) Code integration in Classroom Activities, Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology.

Dickson, M., Kadbey, H. & McMinn, M. (2016). Correlating Beliefs and Classroom Practices of Public School Science Teachers in Abu Dhabi. Journal of Turkish Science Education. 13(3).

Dickson, M., McMinn, M. & Kadbey, H. (2017). Science Anxiety Levels in pre-service Emirati teachers. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives, 14(1).

Khine, M.S., Ali, N., & Afari, E. (2016). Exploring Relationships among TPACK Constructs and ICT Achievement among Student Teachers. Education and Information Technologies. doi: 10.1007/s10639-016-9507-8.

Oberhuber, M., Hope, T.M.H., Seghier, M.L., Parker Jones, O., Prejawa, S., Green, D.W., Price, C.J. (2016). Four functionally distinct regions in the left supramarginal gyrus support word processing. Cerebral Cortex 26:4212-4226.

Tzourio-Mazoyer, N., Seghier, M.L. (2016). The neural bases of hemispheric specialization. Neuropsychologia 93:319-324.