Kazim Bacchus Research Seminar
The Research and Policy Studies (RAPS) unit organises a research seminar on the fourth Friday of every month for AKU faculty, students and participants from cooperating schools and universities in Karachi.
Participants from Professional Development Centres, North and Chitral, Institute for Educational Development, East Africa (IED, EA) and Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (ISMC) attend these seminars through Elluminate.
These seminars provide an opportunity to disseminate contextually relevant research findings to key stakeholders and learners. Many of these seminars are conducted by senior faculty members of AKU-IED and other higher education institutions.
The recent Kazim Bacchus Researrch Seminars conducted at AKU-IED are:
July 19, 2012
Creating Stable Early Childhood Learning Spaces: Experiences from East Africa, Australia and Canada
Presenter: Ms Salima Haji, TKN Consultant ECED
June 22, 2012
Launch of Kazim Bacchus Research Seminar was followed by the first seminar “Researching Educational Issues: Experiences of Graduate Students” which aimed to bring the graduate students’ valuable researches in the discourse on research in education by providing a viable dissemination forum. All 23 researches (completed or work in progress) were presented through posters.
May 5, 2012
Teacher Educators in Pakistan: Struggling for Relevance?
Presenter: Dr Nelofar Halai, Professor & Principal Investigator and Ms Maryam Akbar, Research Associate, AKU-IED.
April 26, 2012
Showcasing Scholarship from the Contemporary Muslim World: A Bibliographical Approach.
Presenter: Dr Aptin Khanbaghi, Senior Researcher and Project Team Leader (MCA), AKU Institute for Study of Muslim Civilizations, London, UK.
April 20, 2012
Approaches of Culture in Educational Research.
Presenter: Dr Farukh Mitha, Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Victoria, Canada
March 26, 2012
Exploiting Globalisation while being Exploited by it: Insights from Post-Soviet Education Reform in Central Asia.
Presenter: Dr Sarfaroz Niyozov, Associate Professor & Co-Director, Comparative International & Development Education, OISE, University of Toronto, Canada.
March 16, 2012
Title: Teachers' Conceptualization of Teaching and their Reported Negotiated Practice
Presenter: Dr Amin Rehmani, Manager Academic & Training, AKU Examination Board
February 24, 2012
Title: Identity Construction of Teachers of English in Pakistan
Presenter: Dr Ayesha Bashiruddin, Assistant Professor, AKU-IED
January 27, 2012
Title: Role of Early Childhood Education and Development Programmes: A Priority for Global Development
Presenters: Dr Nilofar Vazir and Ms Saima Khalid
December 24, 2011
Title: Role of HEC Promoting and Facilitating Educational Research in Pakistani Universities
Presenter: Mr Karim Aman, Project Manager, ITREB for Pakistan
November 25, 2011
Title: Curricular cartography: Charting discourse on pluralism; a case of Aga Khan Humanities Project in Central Asia
Presenter: Dr AL-Karim Datoo, Assistant Professor, AKU-IED and Mr Sohail Bawani, AKU-CHS
November 04, 2011
Title: Language in Primary Education: Its implications for Education System
Presenter: Ms Zubeida Mustafa, Ext -Assistant Editor, Dawn Newspaper
September 23, 2011
- Title: Pak-Norway Institutional Collaboration: Research Dissemination through Poster Presentations. Teaching of Grammar: Beliefs and Practices of Teachers of English
Presenter: Dr Ayesha Bashiruddi.
- Title: Exploring Effects of Teaching and Learning in Large Primary Classes in Peshawar Primary Schools
Presenter: Dr Kausar Waqar
- Title: Exploring Indigenous Educational Leadership & Management Practices of Secondary School Head Teachers in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Province in Pakistan
Presenter: Ms Zubeda Bana
- Title: Teaching Practicum and Learning to Teach: A Gender Perspective
Presenter: Dr Dilshad Ashraf
- Title: Using Innovative Teaching Approaches through Action Research in B Ed Classrooms at IER-PU
Presenter: Dr Kulsoom Jaffer & Ms Rakhshanda Meher
- Title: Researching Teachers’ Professional Competencies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Presenter: Dr Takbir Ali
July 22, 2011
Title: Psychological Wellbeing of Intellectually Gifted Secondary School Students
Presenter: Dr Salman Shahzad, Institute of Clinical Psychology, University of Karachi
June 10, 2011
Title: Interdisciplinary Approach for Developing Critical Citizenship: A Case of Connecting Mathematics with Critical Citizenship
Presenter: Dr Sikunder Ali Babar, Independent Educational Consultant, Aalborg University Denmark
May 22, 2011
Title: Sabbatical Experience: What can Children and Matisse Teach us about Science Education?
Presenter: Dr Nelofer Halai, Associate Professor, AKU-IED
March 18, 2011
Title: ‘Modernising Education in Pakistan’: Experiences from South Asian Visiting Fellowship at Oxford University, UK
Presenters: Dr Sajid Ali, Assistant Professor, AKU-IED
January 21, 2011
Title: Decentralization of Primary Education: Findings from Pakistan
Presenter: Dr Rehan Malik, Manager, Public Sector Advisor Deloitte Consulting LLP, USA
If you wish to conduct or attend FRS in preceding months, please contact:
RAPS Office, AKU-IED