Department introduction

Department Introduction

Department of Educational Development is one of the pioneer departments of the University of Baltistan, Skardu. The department aims to develop exemplary teachers, teacher educators, educational managers and leaders, equipped with contextually relevant knowledge, skills, and scholarship in the areas of education and educational development.

 

Vision

Education for life with human dignity, civic responsibility and economic prosperity! 

Mission

To produce dynamic educators with capabilities of change management through learning from life and for life, who can serve in educational institutions to ensure quality of teaching and learning.

Goals

  • Provide well-defined learning opportunities through research and innovative approaches;
  • Create hope and enthusiasm in learners for academic excellence;
  • Develop pedagogical leaders and reflective practitioners; and change agents
  • Expand horizons of learning from both inside and outside classroom activities.

Objectives

  • Promote ‘transformative and multidisciplinary teaching-learning practices;
  • Initiate, encourage, and facilitate innovation and research in education;
  • Develop standardized protocols for all academic processes and practices;
  • Educate prospective teachers about resources development for learning; and
  • Integrate ICT in teaching and learning

 

Program Vision

Fostering the school reforms through development of teacher’s capabilities by dissemination of knowledge and discovery

Program Mission

Work for producing effective pedagogical leaders, reflective practitioners who will work as change agent in schools as well as in the society

Program goals

  • Producing Innovative competent individuals who will work for educational change.
  • Helping and supporting students for professional and   academic excellency
  • Equip students with all abilities and skills to bring educational reforms

 

Program Objectives

 

  • Ensure need based and innovative  teaching-learning approaches ’
  • Provide research and projective facilities  in education
  • Foster academic progressed through improved content knowledge skills.
  • Develop pedagogical and managerial skills among the students
  • To educate prospective teachers about learning resources generation
  • Ensure integration of ICT in Classroom

Develop sense of exploration and investigation among prospective teachers           

 

Program/ Degree   B.S Education , B Ed honors Elementry

Eligibility Criteria

 

  1. FA/F.Sc / A level or equivalent with minimum 2nd

 

 

Duration:

4 years

Semester Duration:

16-18 weeks

Semesters:

8

Course Load Per Semester:

15-18 Credit Hours

Number of Courses per semester:

5-6  (not  more  than  3 lab/ practical courses)

 

 

Program requirements

The HEC prescribed curricula are followed in these programs. We would recommend the nomenclature for the Four-year B.Ed. program as “BS Education”. The following are the key components of the B.Ed. (Elementary) and BS Education/B.Ed. (Hon.) programs.

  1. Compulsory Courses :           19
  2. Professional Courses :           51
  3. Foundation Courses :            24
  4. Content Courses :                26
  5. Teaching Practice :              15

                        Total Credit Hours    :           135

                                                           

For B.Ed. (Elementary), which is offered after completion of ADE, the students spend four semesters in the ADE program and come to the university for another four semesters to get the B.Ed. (Elementary) degree.

 

Semester I

S#

Courses

Credit Hours

Nature of course

Type of course

Remarks

 

1

Functional  English-1

03

Theoretical

Compulsory

 

2

Islamic studies/ Ethics

02

Theoretical

Compulsory

 

3

Child Development

3

 Theoretical

Foundation

 

4

Urdu

3

Theoretical

Content

 

5

General Science

3

Theoretical

Content

 

6

General method of teaching

3

Theoretical

Foundation

 

 

Total

17

 

 

 

             

 

Semester II

S#

Courses

Credit Hours

Nature of course

Type of  course

Remarks

1

English II Communication Skills

03

Theoretical

Compulsory

 

2

Computer Literacy

03

Theoretical

Compulsory

 

3

 Classroom management

03

 Theoretical

 

Foundation

 

4

 General mathematics

 

O3

Theoretical

Compulsory

 

5

Pakistan Studies

02

Theoretical

 

Compulsory

 

6

Method of Teaching Islamic studies

03

 

Theoretical

 

Professional

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

Semester  III

S#

Courses

Credit Hours

Nature of course

Type of Course

Remarks

1

Teaching Literacy Skills

03

Theoretical

Professional

 

2

Art, Craft and Calligraphy

03

Theoretical

Content

 

3

 

Teaching of Urdu

03

Theoretical

Professional

 

4

Teaching of General science

03

 Theoretical

 

Professional

 

5

Instructional and communication technology(ICT) In Education

 

O2

Theoretical

Professional

 

5

Teaching Practice ( Short Term)

03

Field Based

 

Professional

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

Semester  IV

S#

Courses

Credit Hours

Nature of course

Type of  course

Remarks

1

Classroom assessment

03

Theoretical

Foundation

 

2

Teaching of English

03

Theoretical

Professional

 

3

 Teaching Of mathematics

03

 Theoretical

 

Professional

 

4

 School Community and Teacher

 

O3

Theoretical

Foundation

 

5

Teaching of Social  Studies

02

Theoretical

 

Professional

 

6

Teaching  Practice (Short term)

03

 

Field Based

 

Professional

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester V

S#

Courses

Credit Hours

Nature of course

Type of course

 

 

1

English III Technical writing and presentation skills

03

Theoretical

Compulsory

 

2

Foundations of education

03

Theoretical

Foundation

 

3

 Content Course –I (from selected discipline –I)

03

 Theoretical

Content

 

4

 Content Course –I (from selected discipline –II)

 

03

 

 Theoretical

Content

 

5

Curriculum Development

03

Theoretical

Foundation

 

6

Educational psychology

03

Theoretical

Foundation

 

 

Total

18

 

 

 

               

 

Semester VI

S#

Courses

Credit Hours

Nature of course

Type of course

 

 

1

Contemporary  Issues and Trends in education

03

Theoretical

Professional

 

2

Comparative education

03

Theoretical

Professional

 

3

 Content Course –II (from selected discipline –I)

03

 Theoretical

Content

 

4

 Content Course –II (from selected discipline –II)

 

03

 

 Theoretical

Content

 

5

Introduction to Guidance and Counselling

03

Theoretical

Professional

 

 

Total

15

 

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

Semester VII

S#

Courses

Credit Hours

Nature of course

Type of course

 

 

1

Research methods in Education

03

Theoretical

Professional

 

2

Content Course III(from selected discipline –I)

03

 Theoretical

Content

 

3

Content Course -III(from selected discipline –II)

 

03

 

 Theoretical

Content

 

4

Pedagogy-1 Methods of teaching  related to specialization -I

03

Theoretical

Professional

 

5

Pedagogy-1 Methods of teaching  related to specialization -II

03

Theoretical

Professional

 

6

Teaching practice ( Short Term)

03

Field Based

Professional

 

 

Total

18

 

 

 

               

  

Semester VIII

S#

Courses

Credit Hours

Nature of course

Type of course

 

 

1

School Management

03

Theoretical

Professional

 

2

Test Development and Evaluation

03

 Theoretical

Professional

 

3

Teaching practice ( Long term)

06

Field Based

Professional

 

4

Research project

03

Research

Professional

 

 

Total

15

 

 

 

               

 

Total Credit hours 134