Implications for Curriculum, Materials, Teaching and Testing Strategies in a Saudi Arabian University



Teaching is a multi-dimensional activity with a lot of societal obligations. This study identifies some of the important aspects namely Curriculum, Teaching Aids, Teaching strategies, and Testing Strategies. Further, it explores the difference in these four aspects with reference to satisfaction of teachers, teachers’ experience and across disciplines. The researchers consider that this area is unexplored in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the best of their knowledge. The chief finding of this study is testing strategies differ with that the level of satisfaction of teachers and also across disciplines, and usage of materials and teaching aids differ across colleges. In contrast to the expectations, curriculum, teaching strategies and testing strategies do not differ among colleges and years of experience. Finally, the study recommends policies to improve the overall teaching process.