Eman Ali Zaitoun, Ph.D

Director, Postgraduate Professional Diploma in Teaching Program

Assistant Professor

Al Ain Campus

+971 3 7024923



  • International LUMA StarT Education Award 2018 (best educational practices of instructors and teachers) - June 5, 2018.
  • Best Research Award at the Ninth Conference of the librarians Jordanians: “Jordan Libraries in the Electronic Digital Environment" / Jordan Library and Information Association (20 - 21/10/2010 - Zarqa Private University). Title of Research: Recruitment of School Libraries in the Digital Age.
  • Nabil Barakat Award for Academic Excellence - University of Jordan, June 2010.


PhD Curriculum & Teaching - The University of Jordan (2010)

Masters Degree in Curriculum & Instruction / Methods of Teaching Mathematics. & Instruction (2004)

B.A. Degree in Education (Field Teacher/Mathematics) - 2000

Diploma: School Supervision - 2011

Diploma: School Management - 2008

Diploma: Guidance and Counselling - 2006

Research Interests

  • Developing Mathematics Curricula and Teaching Methods.
  • Teacher Education.
  • Thinking Skills, Talent and Creativity.
  • Guidance and School Counselling.
  • School Supervision and Management.
  • School Libraries and Technology Information.
  • Educational Media.

Selected Publications

Behavioural characteristics of gifted students in Grades 6–9 in Al Ain City

  • Authors: Eman Ali Zaitoun, Ziyad Kamel Ellala
  • Publication date: 2019/ 01
  • Journal: Int. J. Education Economics and Development.
  • Volume: 10 - Pages: pp.


The Role of Social Policy in Reducing the Prevalence of Anomie in the Arab Societies (The United Arab Emirates as a Model)

  • Authors: Khawlah Al Takhayneh, Eman Zaitoun
  • Publication date: 2017/10
  • Journal: Canadian International Journal of Social Science and Education
  • Volume: 13 - Pages: pp. 416-436
  • Publisher: CIJSSE, Toronto, Canada



  • Authors: Eman Zaitoun, Ahmad Al-mqdady
  • Publication date: 2014/4
  • Volume: 41 - Issue: 1 - Pages: pp. 32 - 45
  • Publisher: the Deanship of Academic Research, University of Jordan


Utilizing of School Libraries in the Digital Era: Experience of UNRWA Schools in Jordan

  • Authors: Eman Zaitoun, Basim Faris
  • Publication date: 2010/1
  • Journal: Risalat Al Maktaba
  • Volume: 45 - Issue: 2 - Pages: 39 - 65

Publisher: Jordan Library & Information Association


  • (2019, June). The role of NGOs in supporting education systems: ICDS as a model. Paper presented at the LUMAT Symposium. Jyväskylä, Finland.
  • (2012, October). The Impact of an Instructional Program Based on Integrating Multiple Intelligence and Learning Styles on Female Students’ Mathematical Problem Solving Ability and Their Motivation to Learn Mathematics. Paper presented at the Fourth Conference of Academic Research at University of Jordan. Amman, Jordan.
  • (2007, May): Baqura School: Analytical Study. Paper presented at the First Scientific Conference for Guidance and School Counselling / UNRWA. Amman, Jordan.
  • (2007, May): Guidance and School Counselling Program at UNRWA: Analytical Study. Paper presented at the First Scientific Conference for Guidance and School Counselling / UNRWA. Amman, Jordan.

Professional Experience

Date:  Aug. 2015 - Present

Position:  Assistant Professor

Institution: Department of Educational Diploma, College of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Al-Ain University – Abu Dhabi – UAE


Date:  Apr. 2009 - Aug. 2015

Position:  Part-time Lecturer

Institution: Institute of Education – UNRWA- UNISCO / Jordan


Date:  Jan. 2006 – Aug. 2015

Position:  School Principle, Head Teacher & Ass. Head Teacher

Institution: UNRWA's schools / Jordan 


Date:  May 2009 – Sep. 2011

Position:  School Supervisor (Human Rights & Library Science)

Institution: Education Development Centre – UNRWA / Jordan


Date:  Sep. 2007 – Jan. 2009

Position:  Research and Teaching Assistant

Institution: Faculty of Education – University of Jordan / Jordan


Date:  Aug. 2002- Dec. 2005

Position: Part-time Teacher Counsellor 

Institution: UNRWA's schools


Date:  Aug. 1991- Sep. 2001

Position:  Teacher Mathematics / Math Computer

Institution: Private and UNRWA's schools

Teaching Courses

= For Master:

 Curriculum and Teaching (Remedial Course).


= Professional Diploma in Teaching:

School Curriculum and UAE Curriculum

Educational Psychology

Foundations of Education

Classroom Management

 Methods of Teaching Mathematics

 Methods of Teaching Science


= Bachelor Degree:

 Introduction to Psychology

 Educational Psychology

 Curriculum and Instruction

 Foundations of Education

 Assessment and classroom environment

Psychological Measurements and Tests

Children's Psychological Problems


  • Co-founder of "Innovation for Creativity Development", a Jordanian non-profit educational cultural society(September, 2013).
  • A member of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) / Alexandria, Virginia USA (2006 – present)
  • A member of Jordan Library and Information Association (JORLA) (2009 – 2015)

= Membership of committees at Al Ain University:
- At the level of Al Ain University:

  • Member of Ethical Research Considerations Committee.
  • Member of the evaluation of educational outputs.

- At the level of the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences:

  • Chairman of the Committee for the preparation of self-study for the development of the program "Early Childhood Bachelor".
  • Chairman of Exams, Schedules and Observations Committee (2018-present)
  • Chairman of the Committee for Equations and Grievances (2017-2018)
  • Secretary of the College Council (2016-2017)

- At the Department of Professional Diploma in Teaching:

  • Chairman of the Committee for the preparation of the self-study for re-accreditation of the professional diploma program in teaching (2019)
  • Chairman of the Committee for Equations and Grievances (2017-present)
  • Secretary of the Department Council (2015 - 2019)