• Ibtehal Mahmoud Aburezeq, Ph.D

Ibtehal Mahmoud Aburezeq, Ph.D

Dean of Student Affairs

Al Ain Campus


  • Ph. D. Curriculum and Teaching Methods of Languages, University of Washington, United States of America.
  • M. A. Curriculum and Teaching Methods of Arabic Language, University of Jordan, Jordan.
  • B. A. Arabic Language Literature, Minor in Public Administration, University of Jordan, Jordan.

Research Interests

Curriculum and Instruction of Arabic Language, Virtual Learning in Higher Education, Integrated Learning Systems, Web-Based Instruction, New Trends in Teaching, Teaching Foreign Languages.

Selected Publications

Aburezeq, I., Dweikat, F., Al-Shaar, A. & Khasawneh, M. (2022). Case Study on the Dissemination of Radicalism on Social Media. Information Sciences Letters, 11 (6): 2339- 2343.

Ma’youf, N. & Aburezeq, I. (2022) The Effectiveness of Differentiated Teaching Strategy in Developing Reading Comprehension Skills of Fourth Grade Students in the United Arab Emirates. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 12 (1): 17- 27.

Awad, M & Aburezeq, I. (2021). The Impact of Using Flipped Learning Strategy on Developing Listening Skills of 7th Grade Female Students in the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 12 (4): 661- 670.

Aburezeq, I., Ishtaiwa, F. & Patronis, M. (2020). Behavioral Intention to Use Mobile Technology in Language Teaching: A Qualitative Analysis of a UAE Case Study. International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, 16 (4): 14- 34.

Aburezeq, I. (2020). The Impact of Flipped Classroom on Developing Arabic Speaking Skills. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 29 (4): 295- 306.

Aburezeq, I. (2020). Using Participatory Video as an Instructional Tool to Develop Arabic Speaking Skills: Its Impact and Attitudes towards it. Journal of Educational and Psychological Studies, 14 (2): 307- 325.

Aburezeq, I. (2020). The Impact of Blogs on the Development of Written Composition Skills. AAU Journal of Business and Law, 4 (2): 42- 57.

Aburezeq, I. & Al Waely, S. (2020). The Impact of Using Storytelling Strategy on Developing Speaking Skills of 4th Grade Students in the United Arab Emirates.Journal of Educational Science, 28 (2): 237- 263.

Aburezeq, I. (2019). The Impact of the Reciprocal and the Collaborative Teaching Strategies, on Improving the Literary Appreciation Skills of Seventh-Grade Students of Basic Education Cycle in Jordan. International Journal for Research in Education, 43 (1): 236- 258.

Dukmak, S., Aburezeq, I., & Khaled, A. (2019). Public School Teachers’ Perceived Sense of Self-Efficacy in Teaching Students with Disabilities in the United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 17 (1): 34- 52.

Patronis, M., Ishtaiwa, F., Al Awad, M., & Aburezeq, I. (2019). Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Summative E-Assessment for Free-Text Responses: A Case Study of a UAE University. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 15 (1): 13- 28.

Mohammad, S., Iqbal, S., Aburezeq, I.,  Altoum, Y.,  Alameri, G.,  Hazem, R.,  Alhamrouni, S.,  Alzeyodi, A.M.,  Almarboouei, M.S.,  & Alarab, W.A. (2018). Smart phones and road collisions. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 9 (5): 549- 565.

Aburezeq, I., & Ishtaiwa, F. (2017). Cloud Applications in Language Teaching: Examining Pre-Service Teachers’ Expertise, Perceptions and Integration.  International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 15 (4): 39-60.

Ishtaiwa, F., & Aburezeq, I. (2016). The Use of Google Apps to Support Teaching and Learning. International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 11(4), 1-21.

Ishtaiwa, F., & Aburezeq, I. (2015). The Impact of Google Docs on Student Collaboration: A UAE Case Study. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, 7, 85- 96


Keynote Speaker at the International Conference of Arts and Sciences, November, 2016, London, UK.

International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference (IJAS), 22- 25/ 4/ 2013, Florence, Italy.

Research and Practice in Education Conference, 1/5/2011, Al Ain, UAE.

International Association of Scientific Knowledge (IASK), Teaching and Learning Conference, 29/11- 1/12/ 2010, Seville, Spain.

European Teacher Education Network Conference (ETEN): Bridging Cultures through Education, 23- 26/4/2009, Ege University, Turkey.

Professional Experience

Academic Experience:

Professor (2020- Present), College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Al Ain University, UAE. 

Associate Professor (2013- 2020), College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Al Ain University, UAE.

Assistant Professor (2009- 2013), College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Al Ain University, UAE.

Assistant Professor (2006- 2009), College of Education, Hashemite University, Jordan.

Pre Doctoral Associate (2003- 2006), Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Washington, USA.


Administrative Experience:

Vice President for Development and Follow-up

Dean of Student Affairs

Dean of Scientific Research and Graduate Studies

Dean of College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Teaching Courses

 Educational Curriculum Theories (G), Arabic Language Skills (G), Educational Research and Statistical Methods (G), Curriculum and Teaching Methods of Arabic Language Skills (G, U). School Curriculum and UAE Curriculum (G,U), Curriculum Principles (U), 

Arabic Language for Classroom Student- Teacher (1+2) (U), Literature Criticism (U), Educational Technology (English) (U), Educational Psychology (English) (U), Self Assessment (English) (U), Leadership and Teamwork (English) (U), Effective Communication Skills in Arabic (U), Arabs and Muslims’ Contributions to Arts and Science (U), Practicum Supervision (G, U), Elementary Arabic Courses for Foreign Students (U), Intermediate Arabic Courses for Foreign Students (U).


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):



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