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The Aga Khan Schools, Pakistan are affiliated with the AKU Exam Board and the syllabus is based on the National Curriculum
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The Aga Khan School, Garden with support from the Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan is strongly committed to promoting and enhancing quality education. Better-trained and skilled teachers provide a more varied, interesting and enriched learning experience for the young people.
Teachers are carefully recruited through a rigorous selection process. Candidates present a demonstration lesson to assess their teaching skills and interviewed by the School Administration. The teacher selection criteria include: competence and experience in the subject area, understanding of modern teaching methods and commitment to student-centered learning, motivation towards the teaching learning process and openness to change.
School faculty regularly undergo a rigorous professional development programme. The Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan regularly organises workshops and seminars for management and teaching staff according to identified needs. Topics include teaching methodology, classroom management and use of information technology in teaching.
Teachers are also nominated for courses conducted by various renowned organizations including the Aga Khan University’s Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED), Centre for English Language (AKU-CEL), Teachers Resource Centre (TRC), Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT), Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and the Karachi University.
Recently faculty attended a 40-hr workshop conducted by the Intel Corporation on using computers in the classroom. The course focused on integrating IT as a learning tool across subject areas. The faculty acquired and enhanced their computer / Internet research skills and prepared animated and three-dimensional presentations.
Teachers are also trained in their subject areas during specialized workshops. Workshops and training sessions form an integral and ongoing component of the School’s Teachers Development Programme.
Besides regular attendance and involvement in various training programmes, the school follows an intensive appraisal system to monitor the progress of its faculty and staff. Staff appraisal takes place periodically throughout the year. A formal appraisal, which takes place at the end of the year, analyses the following factors in order to assess the performance of the staff:
- Achievements after the appointment
- Professional development and growth
- Quality of teaching
- Quality of pupils’ learning
- Quality of relationship with peers
- Professional responsibility.
School academics work closely with their peers by discussing educational issues, theories, current pedagogical research and applying them to the classroom. This interaction, mainly through panel discussions, meetings and workshops coupled with training, facilitates communication, collaboration and idea exchange to implement new teaching techniques. A faculty Academic Forum to encourage teamwork is a regular feature for senior academic staff. All Learning Area Coordinators share their views and discuss issues related to their daily academic work at the forum.
International Exchange Programmes
The school is reaching out beyond the professional development of staff at the national level and enjoys partnership with the following international educational institutions and agencies.