Document Type

Conference Paper

Book Title or Conference Proceedings Title

Impact: Making a difference

Department

Professional Development Centre, Karachi

Abstract

An action research study aimed at finding out the potential of the instructional strategies (whole class discussion, cooperative learning and inquiry) taught at AKU-IED on student learning is being carried out in three phases in five developing countries served by AKU-IED. The seminar presentation will focus on learnings from the first phase of the research. It will focus specifically on identifying the possibilities and challenges PDTs face in preparing teachers to involve the whole class in discussions and in the teachers using it in their classrooms. It will also focus on the nature of discussions in the classrooms in different contexts and the resultant impact on students’ learning.