Hanin Bukamal

Hanin BukamalThe Relationships between Teachers’ Expectations, Attitudes, and Pedagogical Practices with Student Achievement in an Inclusive Classroom

Supervisors: Dr Despina Papoudi and Professor Gary Thomas

Email: Hxb743@student.bham.ac.uk

This study will investigate the relationships between teachers’ attitudes towards inclusion, teacher expectations of student achievement, teachers’ pedagogical practices, and the classroom climate, all in the setting of an inclusive classroom. These characteristics will be explored by establishing a comparison between teachers who have received teacher training at the teacher’s college, and teachers who have not receive teacher training. 


Hanin has a combined 7 years teaching and research experience at the University of Auckland, Bahrain Polytechnic, and Bahrain Teachers College. Hanin is passionate about research, teacher education and lifelong learning. Her research interests are in inclusive education, problem based learning, student centred learning, and teacher expectations.

Research interests

  • Inclusive education
  • Problem based learning
  • Teacher expectations
  • Student centred learning 

Conference papers

Bukamal, H. (2018) ‘The Perspectives of Pre-Service Teachers on Micre-Teaching As A Strategy Used in Teacher Education Programmes’. Paper presented at the 10th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Palma de Mallorca. Available at: https://library.iated.org/view/BUKAMAL2018PER

Bukamal, H., and Bennison, B. (2014, 2 September) ‘Embedding Employability Skills in the Curriculum’. Presentation at the Annual Teaching and Learning Week “Introduction to Problem Based Learning”. Bahrain Polytechnic, Bahrain.

Bukamal, H., Buheji, A., Janahi, E., and McLoughlin, B. (2015, 19 Feb) ‘Instilling Employability Skills: A Problem Based Learning Approach’. Paper presented at 3rd QQA Conference “Quality Education & Training: Sustainability & Employability”. Gulf Hotel, Bahrain.

Bukamal, H., Janahi, E., and McLoughlin, B. (2015) ‘The Past, Present, and Future of Problem Based Learning (PBL) Implementation at Bahrain Polytechnic: PBL Implementation in a Middle-Eastern Institution’. Proceedings of the 4th International PBL Symposium “Research and Practice in Problem-based Learning: Two Sides of the Same Coin” pp. 90-92. Republic Polytechnic: Republic of Singapore.

Coutts, C. E., Bukamal, H. and Buheji, A. (2014, 19 May)Collaborating with Industry to Develop Professional and Enterprising Work-ready Graduates’. Presentation at Higher Education Council Closing the Gap series Second National Forum: University-Industry Partnership: "Making Curriculum more Relevant to Employers". Movenpick Hotel, Bahrain.


Bukamal, H., and Mirza, C. (2017) ‘GCC Higher Education Challenges and Labor Market Mismatch: A Bahrain Case Study’, Oxford Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies “Higher Education in the Gulf States: Present & Future”. Available at: http://www.oxgaps.org/files/gulf_affairs_spring_2017_full_issue.pdf

Bukamal, H. (2015) ‘Using Problem Based Learning (PBL) to Teach Research: A Case Study’, Reflections on PBL, Special Issue 16. Available at: https://www.rp.edu.sg/uploadedFiles/Contents/RP/Schools_And_Centers/Centre_For_Educational_Development/05Research/02Newsletter/FA_ReflectionsOnPBL_Dec2015_NoBleed.pdf

Bukamal, H. (2012) ‘Teacher Expectations of Students by Gender in Mathematics and Reading’, pp. 1-101 (unpublished dissertation). University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Bukamal, H. (2013) ‘Teacher Expectations of Muslim Students in Mathematics and Reading’, pp. 1-210. University of Auckland, New Zealand. Available at: https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/handle/2292/4539/browse?rpp=20&order=ASC&sort_by=1&etal=-1&type=title&starts_with=T

Mirza, C., and Bukamal, H. (2016) The Transformation Plan of the University of Bahrain. Available at: http://www.falakconsulting.com/single-post/2016/12/06/The-Transformation-Plan-of-the-University-of-Bahrain