Signature pedagogies of teacher education in Pakistan


Signature pedagogies of teacher education in Pakistan


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This book presents signature pedagogies in teacher education. It presents a very comprehensive framework of creative and innovative pedagogies. The examples that it presents were conceptualized and implemented in the M.Ed. programme and other professional development programmes at the Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED). Karachi, Pakistan. In this book, we have taken up the challenge of showcasing evolving and creative pedagogies used by faculty members at the AKU-IED in the teaching and learning processes. Each chapter is unique because each describes a pedagogy which is intricately linked to a subject area and is an example of a lived experienced of a faculty member teaching a course at the M.Ed. level and in other professional development programmes at the AKU-IED. The book is a pioneer in presenting a consolidated collection of signature pedagogies in teacher education. The hope is that these examples will be useful for other teachers and teacher educators not only in Pakistan but also in other developing country contexts and will contribute to the changing scenario of teacher education across the world.

Table of Contents

1. Signature pedagogies: Concepts, dimensions and examples / Ayesha Bashiruddin and Nusrat Fatima Rizvi - 2. Science inquiry and course participants - reflections on challenges and possibilities / Nelofer Halai - 3. Promoting argumentation in science education classrooms through socio-scientific issues: A case of teacher education classroom / Sadia Muzaffar Bhutta and Nahid Parween Anwar - 4. Reflective learning as a pedagogy in mathematics education course / Nusrat Fatima Rizvi - 5. Enhancing early literacy teacher development in Pakistan through blended learning / Almina Pardhan - 6. The implementation of problem based learning: Changing pedagogy in teacher education / Cassandra Fernandes-Faria - 7. Creative narrative as a way of teacher learning / Ayesha Bashiruddin - 8. Appreciative pedagogies to develop school leaders / Zubeda Bana - 9. Documentaries and policy dialogues - in search of signature pedagogies for policy studies / Sajid Ali - 10. Reflecting on the pedagogies / Nusrat Fatima Rizvi and Ayesha Bashiruddin.

Publication Information

Vanguard Books, Lahore, 2021




Signature Pedagogies, Higher Education Institution (HEI), Developing World, Problem Based Learning, Case Based Learning, Education, Educational Developments.

Signature pedagogies of teacher education in Pakistan