Chalk and talk: 25 schools meeting to brainstorm on better interaction

UoL and the Trust for Advancement of Knowledge and Education organising conference.

Press Release March 03, 2012

KARACHI: The Institute of Education, University of London, and the Trust for Advancement of Knowledge and Education (TAKE), Pakistan, is holding a three-day TAKE Time Out, an international conference for professional educators at Avari Towers from 8am to 3pm March 6 to 8.

According to a TAKE press release issued on Friday, the theme of the conference is school development through interaction. Each of the three days will commence with the plenary keynotes: “Interacting with parents for school development and student achievement”; “Assessment for Learning Feedback” and “Making Spaces for Learning”. The key note speakers include Dr Raphael Wilkins, the author of ‘Research engagement for school development’ and Dr Eleanore Hargreaves, the author of ‘What makes a good primary school teacher?: expert classroom strategies’.

This will be followed by a variety of workshops, paper presentations by local practitioners and interest group meetings. Among the presenters are Saadia Hannani Faisal, a teacher at Karachi Grammar School, Zaninab Shahzad Alavi, the deputy head of the primary section at Habib Girls School and Zain Mustafa, the founder and owner of CUBE.

All of this is designed around an executive challenge, a problem-solving task facilitated by Colin Wrigley, the principal of Karachi Grammar School, Taymur Mirza, the founding head of The International School and Dr Nasir Afghan, the director of the MBA programme at IBA, Karachi.

For the three days, the participants will engage in one of the three executive challenges: How can we deal with the tuition culture of Pakistan? How can we make professional development programmes more successful? How can we motivate and retain staff?

More than 80 participants from the 25 institutions are taking part.

For more information please contact: Ahmad Bilal Idress Sukhera at 0314-2101332.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 3rd, 2012.


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