Project Brief

LEAD on content development and project management of the New Teacher Training Programme at The Specialised Centre for Professional Training of Teachers, Ministry of Education in Sultanate of Oman.

Contract Elements: Programme Design, Content Development, Project Managing External Content Writers, Quality Assuring Programme Delivery, Identifying and Building Creative Partnerships for Learning Beyond the Classroom Initiative, Training the Trainer, Mentoring and Coaching 25 Centre Trainers, 41 Regional Trainers. (Creative Elements sub-contracted by CfBT)

 
Building creative partnerships with the esteemed arts and cultural organisations in Muscat has provided the Centre with a wonderful opportunity to enrich their new teacher programme.
— Sarah Nunn, Lead Consultant, New Teacher Programme, Creative Elements

Approach

IDENTIFY and PIONEER the use of 'creative elements' to lead the creation and delivery of an innovative national Omani new teacher programme for the flagship Ministry of Education's Training Centre.

INTRODUCE creative learning strategies that activate 21st century skills: critical thinking, self-awareness, problem-solving and collaboration.

BUILD Creative Partnerships with leading arts and cultural organisations, including The National Museum, The Royal Opera House Muscat, Children's Museum, Al Amal Centre, The Planetarium, Bait Al Zubair Museum and the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, to enrich and extent the professional development of teachers.

CO-PRODUCE content for the digital platform that enables interaction and discussion between participants about learning and teaching pedagogy on forums, wikis and social media related  programmes.

 

Art Teachers participating in a training sessions at Bait Al Zubair Museum

Royal Opera House Muscat and Bait Al Zubair Museum

 

Left to right: Interactive Tour of Royal Opera House Muscat, Sarah Nunn Training the Trainers to utilise 'Ways of Looking' strategies inspired by Tate Modern; Art Teachers exploring the intangible heritage; Social Studies teachers investigating the map collection at Bait Al Zubair Museum

Impact

1,200 NEW TEACHERS from across Oman participated in the pilot Creative Partnerships and the 2016 'Learning Beyond the Classroom' programme that included self-directed workshops at the newly opened National Museum, empowering teachers to explore their intangible heritage in a meaningful way. 

25 OMANI Trainers have extended and expanded their pedagogical skill set inline with international practice.

ART, Music, Social Studies, English, Science, Physical Education and Islamic Studies teachers are applying 'Learning Beyond' Creative Elements' strategies in their region.

OMANI trainers and teachers have been empowered to engage directly with cultural organisations to determine content of interaction and manage operational aspects of project.

RESEARCH paper about the impact of the creative partnership on youth engagement was published in the inaugural Multaqa Journal for Museum Educators in the Gulf. 

 
‘Central to our mission, is the educational and outreach area where we strive to educate, inform, and entertain our Omani community about the beauty of this remarkable institution.’
— Dr. Nasser Al Taee, Advisor to the ROHM Board of Directors for Education and Outreach
The visit to Bait Al Zubair Museum was one of the best sessions for the art teachers. It demonstrated how art teachers can connect life, scientific thinking and practical skills in one rich experience.
— Said Al Nahawi, Lead Art Trainer and Photographer