The NGDS Workshops: Improving the Quality of Mathematics Education in Pakistan


Research-Proposal Writing for Mathematicians: Pre-Conference Workshop on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 0900h


e-mail: workshops(at the rate of)ngds-ku.org

Aims and Objectives
Master Trainer
Number of Participants

The First NGDS Workshop
The Second NGDS Workshop

The Third NGDS Workshop
Participating Institutions
Nomination Procedures

 

Certificate-Distribution Ceremony for participants of
workshops conducted at the Beacon Light Academy, Karachi


Aims and Objectives
Aims and objectives of the NGDS Workshops may be summarized as:

a)

To appraise teachers about state-of-the-art contents and pedagogical techniques in mathematics

b)

To develop a state-of-mind in teachers, so that they are constantly seeking new information through the print and the electronic media, as well as educating themselves through discussions and interaction with working scientists

c)

To motivate teachers to prepare effective lectures, demonstrations and activities in mathematics using the latest AV- and IT-tools available

d)

To train teachers to develop and to conduct quizzes, tests and examinations in mathematics

e)

To sharpen their problem-formulating and problem-solving skills in mathematics

f)

To involve them in various activities aimed at creating mathematics awareness in our society

g)

To provide guidance for chalking out a program of lifelong learning for self in mathematics

h)

To assist them in curriculum, textbook and teaching-software development in the subject of mathematics

Master Trainer
Professor Dr. Syed Arif Kamal, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Karachi, Convener, National Curriculum Revision Committee for Mathematics, Higher Education Commission, Member, Expert Panel (Mathematics), National Curriculum Council, Ministry of Eduication, Government of Pakistan, Former Head, Mathematics and Physics, Karachi Grammar School, the Lyceum School (Clifton), and DHA Degree College; reviewed A-Level science curriculum for CERD; conducted teachers' training for International School (Clifton). Homepage: http://ngds.uok.edu.pk/kamal

Number of Participants
2 to 5 teachers may be nominated by an institution to participate in the workshops, according to be following criteria:

a)

The NGDS Institutions, Army Public School, O Levels, Karachi, Bahria College, MT Khan Road, Karachi, Fazaia (PAF) Degree College, Base 'Faisal', Karachi, may nominate as many as FIVE teachers.

b)

Participating Institutions (which are not NGDS Institutions) may nominate THREE teachers.

c)

Rest may nominate a maximum of TWO teachers.

 

The First NGDS Workshop
Concept Building in Pre-University Mathematics Education

The Second NGDS Workshop
Efficiently and Effectively Conducting Quizzes, Tests and Examinations in Mathematics

The Third NGDS Workshop
Problem Solving in Mathematics

Participating Institutions
Teachers of the following institutions (listed in alphabetical order) participated in planning sessions held to identify the concepts, which are most challenging for the students and to focus on difficulties, faced by the students, in handling word problems:

Name of the Institution

NGDS Institution (Y/N)

Army Public School, 'O' Levels, Karachi

Y

Army Public School, SMCHS, Karachi

N

Aureole High School, Clifton, Karachi

N

Bahria College, MT Khan Road, Karachi

Y

The International School, Clifton, Karachi

N

The Mama Parsi Girls' Secondary School, MA Jinnah Road, Karachi

N

Fazaia (PAF) Degree College, Base 'Faisal', Karachi

Y


Nomination Procedures
Individual teachers may NOT apply for these workshops. Institutions willing to participate may send a letter of request on institutional letterhead to
Professor Dr. Syed Arif Kamal, Master Trainer, The NGDS Workshops, University of Karachi, PO Box 8406, Karachi 75270. The following information is required:

a)

Name of the workshop, for which nomination is sent

b)

Name, paper mail address (mailing address), telephone and fax numbers of the institution

c)

Official website and e-mail address of the institution, if available

d)

Date of establishment of the institution

e)

Name of the principal/the head teacher

f)

Name of head of the science department

g)

Affiliation of the institution (the Aga Khan Board, IB, Karachi Board, University of cambridge, University of London, etc.)

h)

One‑page vita of each teacher nominated

i)

One passport-size photograph of each teacher nominated

Name of the teacher should be written in BLOCK LETTERS on the back of each photograph.

Photograph must be affixed to vita on the upper right-hand corner.

 

The vitae should include, but are not limited to (see sample vita):

A)

Name of the teacher

B)

Father's name

C)

Date of birth

D)

e-mail address of the teacher

E)

Paper-Mail (correspondence) address of the teacher

F)

Telephone number of the teacher

G)

Interests

H)

Hobbies

I)

Attendance in activities of a similar nature

J)

Membership of societies/organizations


All information should be provided in the order given above. Advance copy of nominations may be sent by e-mail. However, a formal submission on institutional letterhead is ESSENTIAL for completing the nomination procedures
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