Professional Development Centre, Karachi

​The Professional Development Centre, Karachi

The Professional Development Centre, Karachi (PDC,K) located at and embedded within AKU-IED, works under the umbrella of AKU-IED's outreach portfolio. The Centre serves as a hub of professional development opportunities, where we offer needs-based professional development programmes, such as Certificate in Education and short-duration Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programmes.
These programmes/courses provide in-service teachers, teacher educators and others in the field of education, opportunities for updating their content knowledge and skills, as well as learning about new areas of pedagogy and practice.

Our programmes

Our certificate programme duration is usually spread over 8-10 weeks. These courses are offered to in-service teachers/school heads in the following two categories:

1. Curriculum Areas (English, maths, science, social studies, primary education) 
2. Educational Leadership and Management 

Our CPE courses range from one-day workshops to week-long sessions. With these courses, we cater to the wide-ranging needs of diverse audiences, such as teachers, teacher educators, head teachers, executives, educational leaders and managers, policy makers, curriculum planners and other practitioners. Our CPE offerings include the following areas:

Curriculum areas (English, maths, science, social studies, primary education) ​Educational leadership and management
Policy Studies ​Library skills development
​Information & Communications Technology ​Early Childhood Educational Development
​​Gender and education ​Innovative pedagogies
​​Effective assessment ​Mentoring skills
​Inclusive education ​Globalisation and leadership
​Monitoring and evaluation ​Research methods

CPE calendar 2014

​Course Who should attend?​ Month* Facilitator​
Science of ECED (Blended Learning Course)​ ​ECED teachers ​February 3- June 6, 2014 Cassandra Faria
​Supporting Children in Resolving Conflicts in the Early Years/ Primary Classrooms ​Early Childhood and Primary Teachers/Teacher Educators/Other Stakeholders
​February 18, 19 and 20, 2014 Cassandra Faria

​Monitoring and Evaluation ​Teachers, teacher educators, education managers ​February 17-21, 2014 Kulsoom Jaffer
Inclusive Education for Children with Special Needs Teachers, teacher educators, educational managers, professionals (therapists, psychologists), NGO and social workers, parents and others interested in inclusive education ​March 10 to June 13, 2014 ​Dr Kausar Waqar
​Theory and Practice in Early Childhood Education and Development ​Teachers, teacher educators, coordinators, heads, other key stakeholders in early childhood education ​April to July, 2014 Almina Pardhan
​Multilevel Analysis in Research ​University faculty/students  ​April 2014  Sadia Bhutta
​Teaching controversial issues in a science class ​​Secondary Science Teachers ​June 2014 Sadia Bhutta & Naheed Parveen
Mentoring as a way of professional development​ ​Teacher educators ​June-July 2014 Ayesha Bashiruddin
​Teaching Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) through mobile phones ​English language teachers ​June-July 2014 Ayesha Bashiruddin

​Using technology to develop geometric reasoning skills Math teachers June-July 2014​ ​​Nusrat Fatima Rizvi

​Library Skills Developme​nt ​Library professionals ​June-July 2014 ​Qammer Naveed
Research Methods​ ​University students/faculty ​July 2014 ​Nelofer Halai
​Science Education ​Science teachers July 2014 Nelofer Halai
​Building a warm, caring and peaceful classroom in the early years/primary classrooms ​ECED teachers  ​September 2014 Cassandra Fernandes

*Dates will be specified closer to the CPE start date.

Registrations are on first come, first served basis and are subject to the availability of seats. For registrations please fill out our admission form and submit to:

The Professional Development Centre, Karachi
Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development
IED-PDC, 1-5/B-VII, Federal B. Area, Karimabad, Karachi-75950, Pakistan

For queries, please get in touch with us via phone or email:
Tel: +92 21 3634 7611-4/3682 6991- 94 Ext: 8696