—It is widely known that the quality of teachers’
performance is a vital component of any educational system.
Therefore, this study aims to address the issue of professional
development of physics teachers in Saudi Arabia by reviewing
the preferred on the job training activities of their in-service
training in terms of meeting their training needs and
consequently assisting them to teach physics topics effectively.
The research reviews data from a relevant sample (N=62) of
physics teachers at secondary and intermediate schools in the
city of Onaizah, Saudi Arabia. The results have shown that
many participants made clear statements about the limit
positive impact on their performance as a result of on-the-job
training activities by physics supervisor. Furthermore, in order
to increase the effectiveness of professional learning for physics
teachers, some suggestions have been given by many
participants. These suggestions included the improvement of
the professional learning activities, teachers’ motivation,
professional learning materials and resources.
—In-service teacher education, Andragogy.
Yousef Alhaggass is with Victoria University, Melbourne, CO 3073
Australia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Yousef Alhaggass, "Increasing the Effectiveness of the On-Job-Training for Physics Teachers in Saudi Arabia," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 847-850, 2015.