Being a pioneer in establishing process-oriented and research-led assessment practices in Pakistan, AKU-EB
was recently commissioned by Pakistan Teacher Training Project (PTTP) on behalf
of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan to oversee the development of a
three credit course on examination and measurements. The course will be taught
in the final year of the new Honours Bachelors of Education Programme already implemented in 19
universities in Pakistan.
AKU-EB was chosen to provide a blend of
its exemplary assessment practices with research-based theories related to
testing and evaluation.
“Participating faculty were eager to learn about recent
advances in psychometric theory. Our aim was to develop a course to equip
prospective teachers – those coming with no experience at all – with a
foundation to implement effective testing and evaluation techniques in their
classrooms. With that in mind, we refined three versions of the course, each
with a different bit of theory and all of them with a practical intent,”
remarked Dr Christie while discussing the project.
Funded by USAID, the project was aimed
toward conceiving a course that could equip the prospective teachers with effective
assessment practices at elementary school level. During the six-month
consultancy period, AKU-EB provided supervision to a team of 15 faculty members
from across Pakistan facilitating four course-writing workshops and
off-line reviews of syllabuses and teaching notes.
The course has been approved by the
National Curriculum Review Committee (NCRC) and will be taught at the
universities offering Bachelors in Education programmes.
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Fabeha Pervez, Media Executive, Department of Public Affairs, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, Karachi, on +92 21 3486 2925 or email@example.com