Typical Teaching Styles among ELC Lecturers at Salalah College of Technology, Oman

Manizheh Alami, Padmini Ivaturi


Teaching style and its impact on students learning have always been among the main concerns of any educational system.  Different teachers approach classroom environment in different ways to accommodate learners’ needs. The current study has a comparative look at teaching styles utilized by lecturers at Salalah College of Technology (SCT), sultanate of Oman. Grasha-Riechmann Teaching Style Survey (GTSS) is used as a research instrument to investigate the most prevalent teaching styles among 65 lecturers in English Language Center, SCT. It further aims to explore any meaningful relationship among variables such as gender, lecturers’ level of education, teaching experience and their teaching style. According to GTSS, teaching styles can be classified into five main categories: Expert, Formal Authority, Personal Model, Facilitator and Delegator. The obtained Mean score for various teaching methods show that ELC lecturers use different teaching styles at average to higher level (3.31-3.82). Furthermore, there was no significant relationship between aforementioned variables and ELC lecturers teaching style.


teaching style, expert, formal authority, personal model, facilitator, delegator

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