The journal of professional development in KSA has been published for several years. It aims to improve teachers’ professional growth through training, workshops, and seminars. In particular, it promotes teacher collaboration through lesson study, which involves using a common learning framework and collaborative teacher learning. The journal has published several articles in this regard. In addition, its editors are authors of numerous books and journals on education, professional development, and more.
It examines the state of Professional Development Education in KSA. The chapter focuses on best practices in KSA, and it analyses the current state of science education. The first section examines the literature published over the last decade, establishing a foundation of knowledge about the characteristics of effective professional development. The authors present research findings and recommendations for improving professional development in the second section. Finally, the third section reviews the state of science education in KSA.
Effective professional development
In the third section of the book, the authors describe the components of effective professional development in Saudi Arabia. The first section reviews literature from the past decade and provides a baseline of knowledge on how to improve the science curriculum. The second section focuses on KSA’s current state of science education. The third section describes the state of science education in KSA. Finally, the third section discusses the current state of science education in Saudi Arabia.
The fourth section reviews the state of Professional Development Education in KSA. The fifth section explains creating an effective curriculum and its practical application. The fifth section focuses on the development of KSA’s school system. The sixth section analyses the state of science education in the Kingdom. There are three main sections: the first section provides an overview of the literature on professional development in the country. It also aims to provide a foundation of knowledge about the key elements of effective professional development.
Reflective practitioners engage in discussions about their work. They take note of their experience and apply it to their practice. It is a crucial element for school improvement. The following section analyses the state of science education in KSA. The last section identifies the needs of teachers. It aims to provide recommendations for curriculum development. Its authors highlight the importance of professional development in education in Saudi Arabia.
The second section of the article discusses the implementation of the science curriculum in the Kingdom. There is a need for continuing professional development in the Kingdom, which will increase the quality of teaching and learning in the kingdom. The authors of the article suggest the role of teleconferencing in KSA in improving educational outcomes. The authors recommend that staff members participate in such meetings. However, teachers shouldn’t make decisions based on this research.
In addition to networking, participants in professional development programs in KSA should engage in peer-to-peer mentorship. This mentoring can foster a collegial community. A colleague will help another person learn by sharing his experiences. The latter will benefit from the mentor’s knowledge. While peer-to-peer interaction will create a collegial environment, it will also foster personal development. In this way, the participants will be able to share ideas and strategies.
The National Staff Development Council (NSDC) has recently revised its standards and developed new national standards for staff development. A comprehensive study of staff development in KSA has been conducted by Qablan, N., Aldahmash, S., and Aldahmash, A. (2011). In addition, various researchers in the Kingdom evaluated the impact of professional development on learning and teaching. Similarly, they cited the research in Saudi Arabia as a model for further research.
A recent study by the National Staff Development Council for Professional Development Education in KSA examined the impact of continuing professional development programs on staff and students. The results of this study indicated that the effect of continuing professional development in KSA was positive. Moreover, the research highlighted the importance of ongoing professional development in the education of KSA. The research was accompanied by several other studies, including a survey of teachers. As a result, the National Staff-District of Kuwait (NSAC) has revised its standards for staff development in the region.