Mohammad Naeim Maleki
First of all, I would like to thank all the people involved in having the workshop on OBE-SCL. I am satisfied with the transparent process in which the candidates went through. After submitting our CV, portfolio, and other necessary documents, some of us were shortlisted and had the interview. The list was further shortened and the best candidates were selected. That is to say, disregarding the candidates’ gender, major and years of teaching experiences, the potential candidates were selected. At the end, the professors who had the abilities to perform well in the workshop were sent to UTM in Malaysia. We were trained about OBE-SCL and assessment by some professors from UTM.
Since my major is TESOL and I had studied about SCL during my stay in the USA as a Fulbright scholar, I was familiar with student-centered learning methodologies. For example, I had used “jigsaw activities” in my classes where students had many kinds of interaction patterns in the class, providing students with an opportunity to present individually and in groups about a learned topic.