Mathematics Education

Mathematics Education

Introduction

At Ali Institute we work with mathematics teachers in ways which aim to be trans formative. We strive to help each mathematics teacher develop as a liberally-educated person who can think deeply and creatively about ideas, gather and analyse evidence, challenge their assumptions through personal research activity, communicate effectively, and articulate a personal and professional identity as a maths teacher. At the Ali Institute this transformation is supported by a learning community that immerses students in the breadth of human experience, engages ideas in a spirit of open discourse, values the uniqueness of the individual, and celebrates accomplishment.

We see in each of our students the potential to become an informed, independent thinker and a concerned, responsible citizen. All of our students enjoy personalizing their learning through interactions with peers, professors, and staff in a wide variety of settings, both formal and informal.

Reflecting the entire outlook at the Ali Institute, as part of maths teacher education, we  value national and international recommended standards and  expose students to creative, innovative and reflective projects to integrate theories and practices whilst working with others and set high expectations that our students will go on to apply their understanding and skills to raise the quality of mathematics education. 

Our vision is to enable students to explore, research and question in order to develop a profound understanding of mathematics concepts. We support student & teachers to look at mathematics logically and remove the isolation and abstraction of mathematics. We also ensure that we establish a multidimensional connection with other bodies of knowledge so that  mathematics teachers value the utilitarian aspects of the subject.

 

For students at the Ali Institute of Education, studying mathematics teaching, the following strands guide learning:

1.    That teachers set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils

2.    That teachers are able to elevate the level of progress and outcomes of pupils

3.    That teachers exhibit mathematical content knowledge, understanding and skills to a high level of proficiency

4.    That teachers are able to plan and teach well-structured, engaging lessons

5.    Teachers are able to adapt teaching for differentiated learning

6.    That teachers are exposed to, value and implement the latest trends in mathematics education

7.    Teachers make accurate and productive use of assessment

8.    That Ali Institute maths teachers are high-performing professionals raising the standard of maths teaching in schools

Science Education

Science: Foundation Course

Introduction

The science foundation course is a preparatory course for incoming student-teachers. We have developed this course to ensure that our students have a strong basis in primary and elementary level science. On this zero semester programme the students are familiarised with the topics in the subjects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics that they would encounter in Semester-1 on the science teacher-education programme. Our aim is for student-teachers to be confident in explaining scientific facts and concepts. The course will help you to bridge the gap between your college/ university learning and professional learning on the B.Ed course at the Ali Institute of Education. 

Our science faculty use ‘hands-on’ and ‘minds-on’ approaches. Study on this course involves discussion-based learning with a focus on activities to explore the science topics. This will provide you with the experience of learning science inductively – an approach to teaching where students are given the opportunity to explore, discuss, draw conclusions and give meaning to their learning. 

Core Topics: 

• States of Matter (solids, liquids and gases), Physical and Chemical Changes 

• Chemical Reactions, Atomic Number and Mass Number

• Periodic Table of Elements

• Acids and Alkalis

• Cell organisation and Classification of Plants 

• Pollination and its Types

• Production and Properties of Sound

• Reflection and Refraction of Light

 

Professional Studies Education

Professional Studies

The professional studies section performs a vital role in the teacher education programmes offered at the Ali Institute of Education. We strive to attain and sustain excellence in professional practice through our uniquely designed programmes which enable our students to demonstrate professional practicality and critical reflection. We provide teacher training in the most relevant fashion by giving our trainees ample opportunities to be creative and innovative in order to pursue their career in the teaching profession not only as teachers who ‘teach’ but also as teachers who ‘learn’ and eventually take on their roles as agents of change. The core courses in the professional studies programme are:  

  • Teaching Practicum Seminar (Reflective Practice)
  • Teaching Practicum (Teaching Observation & Reflection Report)
  • Teaching Practice (Actual Teaching and Teaching Portfolio Development)
  • Foundations of Education
  • Pedagogy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Classroom Management
  • School Leadership & Management
  • Assessment in Education

Teacher Education for the 21st Century

The courses are tailored with a clear focus on developing the desired competencies of the 21st century in student teachers through an activity based educational experience.  

 

Creativity and Innovation 

 We aim to essentially develop the following five competencies in our trainees:

 

1.      Pedagogical Content

2.      Perspectives on Education, Learning and Research

3.      Teaching Skills

4.      Professional Values & Practice

5.      Application Skills

 

The values of professionalism, collaboration and reflective practice are the heart of these competencies of our exclusively planned teacher education programmes.

 

Study

 

We offer a range of very uniquely designed B.Ed. Degree Programmes in the areas of:

 

Degree Programmes

Bachelors in Elementary Education, (B.Ed. Elementary) Morning & Evening

         Specializations offered in:

  • Teaching of Social Studies
  • Teaching of Islamiat
  • Teaching of Urdu at Elementary Level
  • Teaching of Science at Elementary Level (Advanced)
  • Teaching of Math at Elementary Level (Advanced)
  • Teaching of Art & Craft
  • Teaching of Theatre Skills

 

Bachelors in Secondary Education, (B.Ed. Secondary) Morning & Evening

         Specializations offered in:

  • Teaching of Biology
  • Teaching of Chemistry
  • Teaching of Physics
  • Teaching of Mathematics
  • Teaching of Computer
  • Environmental Management
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
  • Teaching Statistics
  • Teaching Commerce
  • Teaching Accountancy
  • Teaching Economics
  • Teaching of Pakistan Studies
  • Teaching of History
  • Teaching of Citizenship Education
  • Teaching of Theatre Skills
  • Teaching of Arts
  • Teaching of Sociology
  • Teaching of Geography
  • Teaching of Islamiat
  • Comparative Study of Religion and Culture
  • Teaching of Language through Literature (English)
  • Teaching Cambridge English (O Level)
  • Teaching of Language through Literature (Urdu)
  • Teaching Cambridge Urdu (O Level)

Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, (B.Ed. ECE)

Associate Degree in Education, (ADE)

Associate Degree in Education, (ADE) (For In-service teachers)

Bachelors in Elementary Education (Hons.)

Bachelors in Secondary Education (Hons.)

 

Research

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Events

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Consultancy

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Language Education

B.Ed. Elementary

Core Courses

Language Improvement for Foundation Studies

This is designed to develop teachers’ confidence and fluency when using English for interactive and communicative purposes. This course provides trainees with opportunities to develop academic speaking, listening, reading, and study skills while enhancing their knowledge of English vocabulary, grammar, and writing through an integrated-skills approach.

Functional English

The course ‘Functional English’ is designed  to facilitate beginning teachers' how language functions in a society; communities, everyday life, the workplace and educational settings etc. This course of study ensures that the trainee teachers speak, listen, read and write for contexts beyond the classroom.

Communication Skills

The course ‘Communication Skills’ aims to help you develop a greater understanding of the skills and approaches necessary for achieving successful communication. This course of study ensures that you are able to participate in a variety of interactive exercises and role-plays related to real life communication within and outside the classroom context.

 

Teaching of English at Elementary Level

On this course you will learn how to teach English as a second language. This course will equip you with knowledge of modern methods and strategies for English language teaching and help you develop practical teaching skills based on contemporary pedagogical knowledge. The course includes: Introduction of the four skills of language learning and teaching, grammar, vocabulary and phonology, lesson planning and assessment of language learning. 

 

B.Ed. Secondary

Core Courses

Language Improvement for Foundation Studies

Language Improvement for foundation studies is designed to develop trainee teachers’ confidence and fluency when using English for interactive and communicative purposes. This course provides trainees with opportunities to develop academic speaking, listening, reading, and study skills while enhancing their knowledge of English vocabulary, grammar, and writing through an integrated-skills approach.

Functional English

The course ‘Functional English’ is designed  to facilitate beginning teachers' understanding of how language functions in a society; communities, everyday life, the workplace and educational settings etc. This course of study ensures that the trainee teachers speak, listen, read and write for contexts beyond the classroom.

Communication Skills

The course ‘Communication Skills’ aims to help you develop a greater understanding of the skills and approaches necessary for achieving successful communication. This course of study ensures that you are able to participate in a variety of interactive exercises and role-plays related to real life communication within and outside the classroom context.

Teaching of English at Secondary Level 

This course is designed to enable you to understand the principles and practice of teaching and learning English at secondary level. It provides you with in-depth knowledge of modern language pedagogies and helps you to develop a profound knowledge about the teaching of English. It aims to enhance your understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of English language teaching, such as language teaching methods, assessment, pronunciation, integration of language and literature , lesson planning, teaching language skills and foundations of English language. 

Optional Courses

Teaching Language Through Literature

This course will suppose your exploration of  the methods of incorporating literature into the language classroom. you will be facilitated not only in teaching prose and poetry but will be assisted in developing communicative activities using literary texts in the language classroom.  

 

Teaching Cambridge English 

Teaching Cambridge English explores a variety of areas in teaching English language and literature at O level. It provides a valuable understanding of different techniques and strategies for effective teaching. Participants will also gain a deeper understanding of assessment procedures at O level.