Thursday, May 24, 2012

ASSET Summer Session on “Teaching Social Studies in Globalizing World”, June 8-9, 2012

Dear Members,

It is a pleasure to inform you that ASSET is organizing a 2 day summer session in the month of June 2012 titled “Teaching Social Studies in Globalizing World”.

Study of society forms the key basis for social studies teaching. In the context of globalization, the world has become a “global village” whereby different cultures and societies are coming into contact with each other. The resultant contact is influencing the very nature and characteristics of the society in which we live. If the nature of society is changing due to globalization, how could social studies curriculum and teaching may respond to that change? How can we make social studies curriculum and teaching relevant for globalizing world? These are some of the questions which this short course will explore.

Topic: “Teaching Social Studies in Globalizing World”
Date: June 8-9, 2012 (Friday-Saturday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator:         Dr AL-Karim Datoo
Registration Fee: Rs. 1,000/-

Brief Intro of Facilitator
Dr AL-Karim Datoo is a sociologist of education and assistant professor at AKU-IED. He has done his PhD from McGill University, Canada. His research interests are: sociology of curriculum, inter-cultural education and globalization and cultural identity. He teaches Social Studies Education (MEd) at Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development.

For registration, please fill in the attached form and submit it along with registration fee of Rs. 1,000/- (in cash or pay order, in the name of AKU-IED) to PTAN Office between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Tuesday-Saturday). Last date of registration is June 6, 2012