Experiences from Oman

01 July 2007

An article by Samuel Musoke, Yusuf Kasumba and Oliva Nalunkuma

(by Samuel Musoke, Yusuf Kasumba and Oliva Nalunkuma)
The journey to Muscat was enjoyable; the flight as good as Emirates Airline can provide. Muscat is a beautiful city with settlements concentrated within the valleys, which leaves wonderful scenery behind every building. The streets are clean with no litter at all, which says a lot about the discipline of the city dwellers.

The American British Academy, the host for the Oman workshops is an “IB World School” with a sound academic record. Like the city, the school environment was attractive. It did a good job keeping all the participants comfortable. The school’s CAS students were deeply involved in the organisation of the workshops especially in logistical arrangements. We hasten to add that our own students here at AKHS are on course in this respect.

The workshops were informative, stimulating, refreshing and worth travelling for. As newcomers to the IB world, we left the workshops feeling confident and better informed about course organisation, instruction, and assessment. Our interaction with those teachers who have been teaching the course for some time afforded us the opportunity to listen, first hand, to what those teachers consider to be challenges and how they have each responded to different situations. This enriched every participant’s experience and in the process each participant gained a rich repertoire of instructional strategies.

We are sure the school will benefit greatly through the trickle down process to students.