Creative Pedagogies in Social Studies Teaching

A four-day continuing professional education programme

November 7-30, 2017

Institute for Educational Development

Programme Highlights
This course will enrich the practice of Social Studies teachers and educationists by:
  • fostering a deeper understanding of the nature and goals of social studies;
  • reflecting critically on the current practices and curriculum of social studies in Pakistan;
  • exploring creative pedagogies including cooperative and inquiry-based learning, arts-based approaches and learning with digital media; and
  • developing the capacity of teachers to enrich social studies instruction.

The course is divided in two modules:
  • Module I: Reimagining Social Studies: Current Curriculum and New Perspectives
  • Module II: Developing Student-Centered Instructional Strategies

Who should attend?
Education professionals, teachers, programme heads, other key stakeholders in the field of Social Sciences.


Four days (Tuesday and Thursday)
November 7,9 and 28,30, 2017

2:30-6:00 pm

Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development

Course Fee
Rs. 10,500/- per participant

Deadline for Registrations
November 1, 2017
*Registration will be made on first come first serve basis and subject to availability of seats.

Programme Facilitators
Dr Dilshad Ashraf is an Associate Professor at AKU-IED and specialises in curriculum, teaching learning, school improvement, educational governance and equity issues in education. She has extensive experience of conducting and supervising qualitative research projects. Dr Ashraf is a member of SAGE Open editorial board. Her more recent scholarly achievement includes co-edited book “Education Policies in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan: Contested Terrain in the Twenty-First Century.”

Dr Nosheen Ali is an Assistant Professor at AKU-IED, and her specialisation is in Social Studies and Pakistan Studies education. Dr Ali earned her PhD in Development Sociology from Cornell University. Her research and publications span a wide terrain from environmental policy to poetic tradition, as well as the role of information technology in social change. Dr Ali has previously taught courses at UC Berkeley, New York University, and Columbia University.

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Professional Development Centre, Karachi
Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development
IED-PDC, 1-5/B-VII, F. B. Area, Karimabad, Karachi, Pakistan
T: +92 21 3634 7611-4, 3682 6991-4, 3682 6996, Ext #: 8511/8686/8696,