Dr. Sulaiman Mohammed Al-Balushi, Dean of the College of Education at Sultan Qaboos University, has received the “Outstanding Reviewer Award” by the International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education (IJSME). IJSME is an international refereed journal, which is indexed in Web of Science and Scopus. It is published by Springer and funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan. IJSME is governed by a prestigious editorial board of distinguished researchers from well known universities in countries such as the USA, Europe, Australia and Taiwan.
Dr. Al-Balushi has been selected by IJSME’s Editorial Board to serve as reviewer for its research papers since 2015. This selection came as a result of his distinguished research and publication record. He has been reviewing a wide range of research contributions submitted to IJSME. The “Outstanding Reviewer Award” honors the elite contributions to the research reviewing system and highly recognizes the outstanding reviewing performance of those who display an exceptional reviewing service.
Dr. Al-Balushi has won different awards in teaching, research and postgraduate supervision. He has published several research papers in local, regional and international refereed academic journals. He has also co-authored different books, textbooks, training books and book chapters which were published by recognized regional and international publishers. Furthermore, Dr. Al-Balushi has participated in several international conferences around the globe. His research interests focus on teacher preparation and training, science learners’ cognitive abilities, mental models and their beliefs of the scientific models. Dr. Al-Balushi has also won different strategic research projects in science learning and teacher preparation from His Majesty Research Fund of Sultan Qaboos University and from The Research Council (TRC). He has reviewed different research manuscripts, book chapters, grant proposals and academic promotion applications.