Omar Mohammad Ali Khasawneh, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Al Ain Campus

+971 3 7024888 Ext: 906

Omar.Khasawneh@aau.ac.ae

Education

Ph D. Educational Foundations, The Ohio State University, USA

M.A Educational Foundations, the Ohio State University, (USA)

M.A. Educational Administration, Yarmouk University, Jordan

B.S.Ed. in Education, The University of Akron, (USA)

Research Interests

Educational Foundations, Policy and Leadership, Childhood/Elementary, Islamic Thought.

Selected Publications

  • Khasawneh, O. M. & Altakhaineh, A. R. M. (2019). Teacher Education from Islamic Perspective. 

    Common Ground Research Networks. University of Illinois Research: Champaign, IL - USA. (In Press)

  • Khasawneh, O. M.; Jarrah, A. M.  (2019)Implementing Pragmatism and John Dewey’s Educational Philosophy in Emirati Elementary Schools: Case of Mathematics and Science Teachers. International Journal of Education Economics & Development. 

  • Khasawneh, O. M. & Al-Jamal, M. A. (2017). Dealing with People in Light of the Quranic Chapter of Al-Hujurat (The Chambers): A Social Perspective. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. 7 (2): 1-7.
  •  Ibrahim, M. K. &  Khasawneh, O. M.. (2016). THE EXTENT OF IMPLEMENTING ‘FLEXIBILITY AND RESPONSIVENESS’ BY PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS. Journal of Teaching and Education,  05(02):17–36. 

  • Momany, M. A. Khasawneh, O. M. & Alrefaie, A. (2017). The Implications of Idealism as an EDucational Philosophy in Jordanian's Elementary Curriculum Stage as Perceived by Teachers. Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Research and Studies, 42 (1). 9-21.
  • Hanan Al-Shagran;  Khasawneh, O. M.;  Ahmed, A. K. &  Jarrah, A. M.  (2015). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder of Syrian Refugees in Jordan. International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science. 3 (3), 36-48.
  • Khasawneh, O. M.;  Ahmed Khaled, A. & Mohammad Al Momani, M. A. (2016). The Implications of Naturalism as an Educational Philosophy in Jordan from the Perspectives of Childhood Education Teachers. Journal of Education and Practice, 7 (11), 45054. 
  • Khasawneh, O., Miqdadi, R., & Hijazi, A.H. (2014). The Extent of Implementing Pragmatism and Educational Philosophical Thought of John Dewey in Jordanian Public Schools. Journal of International Education Research, (10) 1. Littleton, CO.  
  • Khasawneh, O. & Al- Momani, M. (March. 2013). Elementary Teachers Attitudes towards the Implications of Idealism as an Educational Philosophy in Jordan. The Clute Institute International Academic Conference, Key West, Florida USA. 
  • Khasawneh, O. (2010).  Parental Roles in Enhancing their Children's Leadership Skills from the Perspectives of their Children; a Social Qualitative Study.  Journal of Abhath Al-Yarmouk.
  • Talafheh, F., Al- Momani, M. Bataineh, O. & Khasawneh, O. (2012). Effective Learning Environments for Young Children with Learning Disabilities in Jordan. College of Journal, Ain Shams University. Egypt.
  • Khasawneh, O. M., Hijazi, A. H., & Salman, N. H. (2011). Polygamy and its Impact on the Upbringing of Children: A Jordanian Perspective. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 42 (4): 563-576.
  • Khasawneh, O. (2010). Parental Roles in Enhancing their Children's Leadership Skills from the Perspectives of their Children; a Social Qualitative Study. Journal of Abhath Al-Yarmouk.
  • Lababneh, A & Khasawneh, O. (2010).The Degree of Educational Institutions of Achieving Growth Requirements for Preschool Children In Irbid Educational District (Published in Arabic).
  • Al-Taneiji, Sh. & Khasawneh, O. (2009).  Community Leaders: The Role of the School. Journal of Dirasat, University of Jordan, 36 (1): 218-225.
  • Khasawneh, O. & Abbadi, H. (2008). Jordanian Children's Use of Computer Technology and its Effects on Them from their Parents Perspectives. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 39 (3): 267-284.
  • Khasawneh, O. & Alsagheer, A. (2007). Family-School Partnership for Enhancing Pupils’ Learning; a Proposed Model. Journal of Faculty of Education United Arab Emirates University, 24 (22): 47-72.

Conferences

Khasawneh, O. M. & Mohammad A. Al-Jamal, M A. Dealing with People in Light of the Quranic Chapter of AL-Hujurat (The Chambers). Business & Economics Society International-USA & Al Ain University Conference 2016.

 Ibrahim, M. K. &  Khasawneh, O. M.. (2016). THE EXTENT OF IMPLEMENTING ‘FLEXIBILITY AND RESPONSIVENESS’ BY PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS. Business & Economics Society International-USA & Al Ain University Conference 2015.

Khasawneh, O. M.;  Ahmed Khaled, A. & Mohammad Al Momani, M. A. (2016). The Implications of Naturalism as an Educational Philosophy in Jordan from the Perspectives of Childhood Education Teachers. Business & Economics Society International-USA & Al Ain University Conference 2015.

PRESENTATIONS/LECTURES PRESENTATIONS 

Khasawneh, O. & Al- Momani, M. (March. 2013). Elementary Teachers Attitudes towards the Implications of Idealism as an Educational Philosophy in Jordan. The Clute Institute International Academic Conference, Key West, Florida USA. 

Education in the United States of America, March, 11th, 2007 (College of Education, United Arab Emirates University).

 Al-Taneiji, Shaikah & Khasawneh, Omar M. (2007). Community Leaders: The Role the School. College of Education Conference, UAE University-2007.

Children’s Rights from Islamic Perspectives. Al-Balqa University Annual Conference, April, 2003. LECTURES 

Educational Supervisors Training: Developing a New Learning Culture. United Arab Emirates, 2004-2005. 

Professional Development.

Mraijeb Middle School, United Arab Emirates, 2006.

Professional Experience

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-present ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences- Al Ain University of Science and Technology.

2011-2013 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION Department of Administration and Foundations, College of Education, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.

2007-2011 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION Department of Administration and Foundations, College of Education, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.

2004-2007 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION Foundations of Education Department, College of Education, United Arab Emirates University, Alain, UAE.

2003-2004 LECTURER: FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION Department of Administration and Foundations, College of Education, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.

2000-2002 TEACHER. Sunrise Academy, Hilliard, Ohio, USA.

June-Sept. 97 INSTRUCTOR: ADJUNCT FACULTY Columbus State Community College, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

1994-1995 TEACHING/RESEARCH ASSISTANT Department of Educational Administration and Foundations, College of Education, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE 2013-2015 DEAN:

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, HUMANITIES AND HUMAN SCIENCES Al Ain University of Science and Technology, Al Ain, UAE 2008-2010

ASSISTANT DEAN: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION College of Education, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.

 

INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND INVOLVEMENT 

College of Education Secretary of the Board (College of Education, University of Yarmouk, 2008-2010)

 Member of the Student Affairs Committee for Inquiry and Investigation (College of Education, Yarmouk University, 2008-2010)

 Member of the Seminars Committee (College of Education, Yarmouk University, 2008-2013)

 Member of the Social Committee(College of Education, Yarmouk University, 2009-2011)

 Member of the Committee of Inquiry and Investigation (Deanship of Student Affairs, Yarmouk University, 2011-Present)  Member of the Guidance and Supervision Committee (College of Education, Yarmouk University, 2010-2011)

 Member of the Committee of Research (College of Education, University of the United Arab Emirates, 2005-2006)

 Member of the Social Committee (College of Education, United Arab Emirates University) AWARDS

 A Merit Increase & Recognition from the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs: (United Arab Emirates University): (2006).

Teaching Courses

Educational Thought, Philosophical Schools, Research in Educational Foundations, Educational Policies, Educational Foundations, Educational Exploratory Experiences, School Management and Supervision, Learning Communities, Special Topics in Elementary/ Childhood Education, Pre-school Philosophy, and the Upbringing of children in Islam.

REFEREED PAPERS/ARTICLES 

Problems that are encountered by Public Elementary School Principals in the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Social Affairs (Refereed Quarterly Journal Published by the Sociological Association and the American University of Sharjah). 

Reading Instructions for Students with Disabilities: Implications for Professional Development. (United Arab Emirates University).

 The Developmental Hierarchy of Arabic Phonological Awareness Skills. (United Arab Emirates University).

 United Arab Emirates Pre-Service Teachers’ Attitudes towards Gifted/Talented Children with Disabilities. (United Arab Emirates University). 5

The Effect of Using Interactive Software on UAE Students’ Achievement and Attitudes towards Geometry. (United Arab Emirates University).

 A Study of Student Engagement in Science Classes at UAE Secondary Schools. (United Arab Emirates University).  Teachers’ Perspectives of Testing Adaptations. (UAE University).

 Family Adaptations to its Children with Disabilities in the United Arab Emirates. (United Arab Emirates University).

 Fundamental Abilities of Inquiry in the UAE Elementary Science Schools. (United Arab Emirates University). 

UAE Students’ Motivational Profiles and their Motivated Second Language Reading Behavior. (United Arab Emirates University).  Effects of Using Video on Teachers’ Ability to Understand Classroom Children’s Interaction. (United Arab Emirates University).

 A Proposed Training Program for Elementary Schools Principals to Promote their Understanding of the New Vision of Teaching and Learning Mathematics. (United Arab Emirates University).

 Technology Integration at UAE K-12 Classrooms: A Qualitative Analytical Study. (United Arab Emirates University).

 Patterns of Interaction among Students in both Regular and Special Education Middle Primary Classrooms in the UAE.