Criteria for Evaluating the Omani Science Curriculum (Cambridge) for Grades 5-8 considering Oman Vision 2040
This study identified the criteria for evaluating the Omani Science Curriculum (Cambridge) for Grades 5-8 considering the objectives of the Oman Vision 2040. To achieve this, the study adopted a descriptive approach to data collection and analysis. The researcher prepared a list of criteria for the objectives of Oman Vision 2040 built through previous studies and the Omani Vision document considering five axes: values and principles of the Islamic religion, Omani identity and heritage, sustainable development, future skills, and educational paths. The sample consisted of 12 arbitrators with expertise and experience in science, curricula, teaching methods, methods of teaching science, measurement, and evaluation to express their observations about the form in terms of the formulation of its vocabulary, the extent to which the criteria belong to the targeted objectives, their suitability, scientific accuracy, and clarity, and considering the arbitrators’ observations. After taking the referees' comments, the list of criteria in its final form consisted of 5 axes, which included 40 criteria. The study will be useful to the Sultanate of Oman by reconsidering the extent to which science curricula include the Criteria for the objectives of Oman Vision 2040. There are no studies aimed at evaluating the Omani Science curriculum (Cambridge) considering Oman 2040 vision. Hence, the researchers should study the inclusion of the criteria of the Oman Vision 2040 in the objectives of the Omani Science curriculum (Cambridge) for Basic Grades 5-8. Hence, the study came with the aim of evaluating the science curriculum considering the objectives of Oman Vision 2040.
Keywords: Oman Vision 2040, curriculum criteria as seen in Oman Vision 2040, curriculum evaluation, Omani science curriculum (Cambridge).
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