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Research in Education: A Foundation Course

Who should attend?

Education professionals, teachers, Programme Highlights
programme heads, other key
stakeholders in the field of education. The course will provide you with an opportunity to:
engage in critical reflection, and explore the purpose and use of research;
Duration understand the process of designing and implementing qualitative research in
Module I: April 7 and 8, 2017 education;
Deadline for registration: March 31, 2017 learn about the significance of literature review and the development of a
Module II: April 21 and 22, 2017 conceptual framework;
Deadline for registration: April 14, 2017 identify a range of qualitative research methods used in educational research;
Module III: May 5 and 6, 2017 develop appropriate knowledge for data collection and analysis; and
Deadline for registration: April 28, 2017 discover strategies for communicating research through writing and
Module IV: May 19 and 20, 2017
Deadline for registration: May 12, 2017
The course is divided in five modules, spread over two months:
Module V: June 2 and 3, 2017
Deadline for registration: May 26, 2017 Module I: Understanding the research process, literature review and
conceptual frameworks
Module II: Research design and qualitative methods
Friday, 2:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Module III: Data collection in qualitative studies
(except June 2, 2017 time 9:00-1:00 Module IV: Data analysis in qualitative studies
due to Ramzan)
Module V: Communication, writing, and publication
Aga Khan University Institute for
Educational Development Programme Facilitators
Course Fee Dr Nelofer Halai is a Professor at AKU-IED and her research interests lie in three areas -
Each module is offered as a teaching and learning in science, higher education, and research methods. She completed her
standalone unit. doctoral studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto,
Rs. 4000/ per module/ per participant Canada and has published extensively in international and national journals. Prof Halai has
played a key leadership role in developing the doctoral programme in Education at AKU-
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IED. She is also the founding and the current president of the Pakistan Association of
Professional Development Centre,
Research in Education (PARE).
Karachi (PDCK) Aga Khan
University Institute for Educational
Dr Dilshad Ashraf is an Associate Professor at AKU-IED and specialises in curriculum,
teaching learning, school improvement, educational governance and equity issues in
IED-PDC, 1-5/B-VII, F. B. Area,
education. She has extensive experience of conducting and supervising qualitative research
Karimabad, Karachi, Pakistan
projects. Dr Ashraf is a member of SAGE Open editorial board. Her more recent scholarly
achievement includes co-edited book Education Policies in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and
Phone: +92 21 3634 7611-4, Tajikistan: Contested Terrain in the Twenty-First Century.
3682 6991-4 | Ext #: 8523/8511
E-mail: Dr Nosheen Ali is an Assistant Professor at AKU-IED, and her specialisation is in Social
Timings: Monday-Friday, Studies and Pakistan Studies education. Dr Ali earned her PhD in Development Sociology
10:00 am-12:00 pm and 2:00-4:00 pm from Cornell University. Her research and publications span a wide terrain from
environmental policy to poetic tradition, as well as the role of information technology in social change. Dr Ali has previously taught courses at UC Berkeley, New York University,
/akuiedpk and Columbia University.