Friday, January 31, 2014

Invitation to Principals / Headteacher Orientation of AKU-IED MEd Programme

An orientation session for heads of schools/educational institutions/teacher education institutions in Karachi is being organized on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 at 2:00 pm at AKU-IED, Karimabad.  This session will enable us to share with you key features of MEd programme, its admission process, and other details about the programme.

We hope you or your nominees will be able to join the orientation session.  As seats are limited! Please confirm your participation for the session to Office of the Registrar, AKU-IED (Phone: +92 21 36347611-4 or Fax: +92 21 36347616, Ext. 8631/8633 or email at as attached.

We look forward to seeing you.
Admissions 2014
Master of Education (MEd)

The Aga Khan University’s Institute for Educational Development offers two years Full time and four years Part time Master of Education (MEd) Programme.

MEd programme focuses on developing the participants as critical thinkers, reflective practitioners, and agents of change, equipped with enhanced knowledge in the areas of Science, Mathematics, Social Studies and English Language. Prospective candidates should be serving teachers, teacher-educators or educational managers.

Eligibility Criteria:

1.    A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with minimum 55% marks from a recognized Institution/University.

2.    To specialise in Teacher Education, a minimum of two years’ teaching experience is required. To specialise in Educational Leadership and Management, two years of teaching experience in an educational institution with minimum one year of management experience as principal, vice-principal, head teacher, head/deputy head of school, head of department, or coordinator is required.

The Application Package can be obtained from Office of the Registrar, AKU-IED or can be downloaded from Last date for submission of application is 4:00 PM February 14, 2014.

We look forward to receive your application soon and welcoming you to the Aga Khan University.

Best wishes,

Office of the Registrar
Aga Khan University
Institute for Educational Development
IED-PDC 1-5/B-VII, F.B Area, Karimabad P.O Box 13688, Karachi – 75950
Ph #. 021-3-6347611-4 & 021-3-6826991-4 Ext: 8633/8631


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

SAP Session title "Cartoons – A Vehicle to Explore Science Concepts" on February 8, 2014

Dear Members

On behalf of SAP Executive Committee, we would like to invite School Teachers for the academic session to be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014. Details of the session are as follows:

Topic:           Cartoons – A Vehicle to Explore Science Concepts

Objectives:    By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
1.      Explain the importance of concept cartoon for teaching Science
2.      Use Concept Cartoons to teach different Science concepts
3.      Discover how Concept Cartoons can be used to develop deeper
         understanding of concepts
4.      Develop concept cartoon for their Science class.

Time:           9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Date:           Saturday, February 08, 2014

Venue:         AKU-IED

Facilitator:   Ms. Naheed Parveen Anwer, Teaching Associate,Aga Khan University-Institute for Educational Development and Executive Committee Member, SAP

Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, February 06, 2014 at  or (36826991-4 / 36347611-4 Ext. 8554 / 8556), as this will facilitate us in organizing the workshop effectively.

We look forward to your participation!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

EYLA Workshop titled "Teaching Methodologies in Early Years Classroom" on February 1, 2014

 Dear EYLA Member,

On behalf of EYLA Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the EYLA workshop to be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014.

Title:             Teaching Methodologies in Early Years Classroom

Objectives of the workshop:

·         To explore modern teaching methods used in early years classrooms
·         To recognize the impacts of teaching methods on child’s holistic development 
·         To promote modern teaching and learning practices in challenging environment

Date:       Saturday, February 01, 2014
Timing:   From 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Venue:    Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED)
Facilitator: Ms. Neelofer Mehdi, Executive Committee Member of EYLA

Facilitator’s Profile
Ms. Neelofer Mehdi, Executive Committee Member of EYLA, possesses Advanced Diploma in Human Development-Early Child Development from Aga Khan University. She has facilitated and conducted various educational courses especially on Pedagogies which include, Teaching Methods, Classroom Management, Lesson Planning, Storytelling, Mathematical Development, Integrated Learning, Child Psychology and Assessment.

Registration will start from Friday, January 31, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Since seating at the workshop is limited, aspiring participants must confirm their participation at or phone # 36826991-4/36347611-4 Ext. 8554/8556. Available seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and the registration will be closed once the workshop has been fully subscribed.

(Please note that the request for confirmation, for attending the workshop, sent through e-mails or phone calls received before Friday January 31, 2014 will not be accepted. Members sending their confirmations through e-mails should send their e-mails from 8:30 a.m. (PST) on Friday, January 31, 2014.  Any e-mail received on Friday, January 31, 2014 before 8:30 a.m. (PST) will not be accepted).

Thursday, January 16, 2014

ASSET- Self Awareness (Part II) on January 25, 2014

Dear Member,

It is a pleasure to inform you that this month ASSET is organizing a session on Self Awareness (Part II).  This will be a continuation of the session held on December 14, 2013. The participants who attended part I are encouraged to attend it.

Session objective:

At the end of the session participants will be able to:
·         discuss about self-awareness as a human and as a teacher
·         practice different activity sheets to know self
·         identify themselves as self-directed learners according to KOLB Model
·         prepare a self-learning plan on areas of improvement

Topic                           :  Self Awareness (Part II)
Date                             :  January 25, 2014
Time                           :  09:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator                   :  Ms.  Nimira Asif, Instructor, AKU-SON

Facilitator’s Profile:

Nimira Asif has done BScN from Aga Khan University, School of Nursing (AKU-SON) in 2005. After her BScN, she worked as a Clinical Nurse Instructor at AKUH. She has also done MEd in Educational Leadership and Management from Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development in 2011. She has conducted various workshops for managers/leaders from the field of education and nursing. Presently, she is working as an Instructor at AKU-SON

Kindly confirm your participation latest by Friday, January 24, 2014 at 36347611-14 / 36826991-4 Ext. 8554-8556, (Tuesday-Saturday between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). Or register online at or

Thursday, January 09, 2014

SHADE- “Looking Backward, Moving Forward” on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dear Members

SHADE Executive Committee is cordially inviting you in the discussion forum titled

“Looking Backward, Moving Forward”
The objective of this discussion forum is to review 2013 themes and brainstorm for the topics of 2014 as per the need of our current practice. The details are as follow:

Date:               Saturday, January 18, 2014
Timing:           From 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Venue:            Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED).
Facilitator:     Ms. Shahnila Sami, SHADE Executive Committee member

Ms. Shahnila Sami is a Senior Academic Advisor at Danesh Publication. She is a PhD scholar and has done MPhil in Education. She has been involved in education for more than 14 years in various capacities, which include Principal, Vice Principal and Teachers Trainer.

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by at or call 36347611-14/36826991-4 Ext. 8554/ 8556, latest by Friday, January 17, 2014 as this will facilitate us in organizing the workshop effectively.

We look forward to your participation!

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

MAP Session on "Learning Secondary Schools Mathematics" on January 25, 2014

Dear Members,

On behalf of MAP Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the MAP workshop to be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014. This is a special session for Mathematics teachers of Classes IX & X of all boards. The main objective of this session is to facilitate the fellow teachers to be able to teach those topics which they find challenging.

You are suggested to inform us the name of the book, page number and the question number which you would like to discuss in the session. You can do this via email ( Kindly send your emails by January 17, 2014. Other details are as follows:

Title:                           “Learning Secondary Schools Mathematics”
Day/Date:                   Saturday, January 25, 2014
Time:                          9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue:                        AKU-IED, Karimabad
Target Audience:      Secondary School Teachers
Facilitator:                  Mr. Sadiq Merchant  

We would like to iterate that in order to provide quality professional development to all valued members and to run this association effectively we need your full support and punctuality. Since seats for the session are limited, interested members are requested to kindly confirm their participation latest by Thursday, January 23, 2014 at or or 36347611-14 / 36826991-4 Ext. 8554-8556 (Tuesday-Saturday between 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.), as this will facilitate us in organising the workshop effectively.

We look forward to your active participation in the workshop.