Institute of Education and Research

 

 

IER

 

Courses

 

Institute of Education and Research (IER)Gomal University DIKhan

The Institute of Education and Research is among few teaching departments which were established in the very inception of the University.  Initially it was formed as the ‘Department of Education’ in 1974, however after a couple of years, in 1976; it was given the status of Institute of Education and Research.  

To start with, the Institute of Education and Research introduced MEd in the academic session 1975-76 followed by BEd program which was started in the academic session 1976-77. Later on MPhil and PhD in Education was initiated in 2000 and BEd (honors) Elementary, a four year Degree in education program was started in the session 2011-15.

 

Teaching and support Faculty of IER  

S/No

Name of Teacher

Qualification

Research Publications

Total Publications

As Principal Author

As Co-Author

1

Prof Dr Asif Jamil

Director

PhD (Edu)

24

27

52

2

Prof Dr Umar Ali Khan

Professor

PhD (Edu)

 

 

90

3

Gulshan Pir

Assistant Professor

MEd

02

05

07

4

Dr Malik Amer Atta

Assistant Professor 

PhD (Edu)

28

32

61

5

Dr Liaquat Hussain

Assistant Professor 

PhD (Edu)

25

25

51

6

Dr Allah Noor Khan

Assistant Professor

PhD (Edu)

04

21

25

7

Dr Zafar Khan

Assistant Professor 

PhD (Edu)

04

10

14

8

Bushra Salah Uddin

Lecturer

Doing PhD

Nil

Nil

Nil

9

Fahmida Bibi

Lecturer

Doing PhD

01

03

04

10

Shehla Shiekh

Lecturer

Doing PhD

01

03

04

11

Shabnam Razzaq

Lecturer

Doing MPhil

Nil

01

01

12

Dr Meraj Uddin

SM

PhD (Edu)

03

08

11

13

Mr. Ghulam Jan

DPE

MSc (PE)

 

 

 

14

Sonia Nafees

Assistant Librarian

MLS

 

 

 

15

Haji Rehmatullah Khan

Office Superintendent

MA

 

 

 

 

Vision Statement

Through the relevant subject matter, learner centered teaching techniques and communication skills; the programmes offered in the Institute envisage preparing such teaching community that can use these skills within the classroom setups and promote appropriate teaching and guidance in order to prepare more capable youth to adequately shoulder future responsibilities of the nation and country and perform their duties with true zeal and zest. 

 

Mission Statement

The programmes offered in the Institute of Education and Research aim at the production of teachers equipped with new ideas and innovative teaching strategies in order to inculcate the need based knowledge and make the prospective teachers apply new technologies and techniques in educating their students. The contents of the programmes are aligned with national requirements to produce such teachers who are well aware of present trends and teaching methodologies. The Institute tries to develop attitudes, abilities and skills essential to successful teaching and creative educational leadership in the prospective teachers.

 

Values Statement

A very healthy and academic environment prevails in the Institute that promotes veritable sense of responsibility, dutifulness, professional honesty and respect of others among the faculty. The Institute believes in the provision of such environment that facilitating and proves to be conducive for an accommodative teaching –learning process. Institute of Education and Research and its faculty believes in the professional ethics and tries its level best to inculcate such traits in the prospective teachers to make them sound personnel abiding by the code of conduct and code of teachers ethics.

 

Program- Objectives

Following are the programmatic objectives of the IER:

Ø      Produce skillful and professionally trained teachers to cater the needs of the area

Ø      Conduct research and to address educational and social issues

Ø      Bring awareness among the masses regarding educational needs of the area

Ø      Help develop basic understandings, attitudes, abilities and skills essential to successful  

        teaching and creative educational leadership in the trainees.

Ø     Provide opportunities for professional educators for improving their knowledge and ability

        through special in-service education programs.

Ø     Provide in-service training to working teachers and make them able to cope with changing 

        concepts and emerging challenges

Ø     Conduct research in the field of Education and publish the results of such research for the 

        information of those who are concerned with education.

Ø     Provide guidance and advisory services to educational institutions as and when necessary

 

Seminar library

 

The Institute of Education and Research has a very valuable seminar Library consisting of forty Almirahs containing around 15000 books. Unfortunately due to financial hardships, no any International Research Journal is purchased by the IER Library however intending students are provided with internet access to connect with HEC main Library. In addition to Gomal University’s Journal of Research, a very Few national Research Journals (occasionally donated by Public sector Institutions) are made available to interested faculty and students. Further, Gomal University students Magazine ‘Danish’ is provided when it is published by the concerned quarters, whereas a daily newspaper ‘Roznama Mashriq’ is purchased for the staff and the students.

 

Degree Programs offered at the IER

 

 

S/No

Programme

Duration

Eligibility

remarks

1

BEd (Honors) Elementary

4 years

FA/ FSc

(12 years schooling)

 

2

MEd

1 Year

BEd

(15 years schooling)

 

3

MPhil (Education)

1.5 Years (Minimum)

MEd/MA Education

(16years schooling)

Morning & weekend

4

PhD (Education)

3 Years (minimum)

MPhil

(18years schooling)

Morning & weekend

 

 

 

Research Activities

Research is mandatory at BEd (honors) Elementary, MEd and MPhil /PhD level and every student has to pursue a research study under the supervision and guidance of a faculty member assigned to him/her by the research Committee of IER.

In addition to MEd regular students enrolled in IER, the Institute facilitates research supervision to the students doing MEd through Distance Education programme.

Research being a compulsory requirement is also supervised by the qualified faculty of IER at MPhil and PhD level. A research committee, comprising of the senior faculty of IER approves appropriate research problems for the students of MEd, whereas for MPhil and PhD scholars the approval is accorded by the Advanced Studies and Research Board of the University, following initial scrutiny and recommendation by the Institute’s Research Committee. 

In addition to supervision of master’s thesis and MPhil & PhD dissertations, the faculty of IER has published number of research papers exclusively and jointly, in the local, national and International journals of repute. The Institute has arranged numerous workshops under the auspices of Learning Innovation Division of the Higher Education Commission Pakistan to promote and enhance capacity of pursuing research studies accordingly. Teaching faculty of the Institute has also participated in many workshops and seminars held in different parts of the country. Though the Institute does not publish any Research Journal its own, but contributes in the Journals being published around including Gomal University Journal of Research. The Institute also plans to publish its own Journal of Research as and when possible.

 

Student research

As mentioned earlier, research is mandatory at master’s level and higher studies of IER. So far numerous theses have been completed by the students of the IER. Generally students at the Institute face following challenges including:

·        Deficiency in writing and communication skills

·        Restrictions and hardships in accessing to primary/secondary research data due to insecurity and law and order situation in the area

·        Inadequate financial status of students and institutes inability in providing financial assistance or research grants

·        Non-availability of printed research journals

·        Limited access to internet due to non-availability of appropriate number of computers, frequent electricity failure/load shedding and access to e-resources is difficult

·        Lack of latest books and material on research methodologies

 

 

Faculty Research

Research being a very pertinent area of work at the University level is very prominent and strong feature of the faculty.  A very conducive and encouraging research climate prevails in IER.

 

 

Infrastructure and Facilities

 

 

Space/facilities available after shifting to under construction building of IER

S/No

Physical Facility

Quantity

Status/Remarks

Ground floor

1

Reception

 

 

2

Director Office

1

 

3

Administration Office

1

One large room to accommodate entire office staff

4

Classrooms

6

Spacious classrooms

5

Multipurpose Hall

1

 

6

Teachers Offices

4

 

7

Washroom(disabled)

1

 

8

Faculty Toilets

1

 

9

Kitchen

1

 

10

M/F common room

1

 

11

Laboratory/Store  

1

 

First Floor

12

Library (folding partition)

1

 

13

Laboratory (F/Partition)  

1

 

14

Teachers Offices  

6

 

15

Store room

1

 

16

Faculty Lounge

1

 

17

washroom (Disabled)

1

 

18

Washroom (Faculty)

1

 

19

Tuck shop

1

 

20

Classroom furniture   

 

 

21

Multimedia

2

 

22

Internet access

 

available

23

Audio system

1

 

 

 

 

 

Services rendered by the Institute

Faculty of Institute of Education and Research renders following services to the students and the University:

·        Tutoring Distance Education students of BEd & MEd programmes enrolled in the Directorate of Distance Education Gomal University DIKhan.

·        IER provides Technical and pedagogical assistance to the Regional Institutes of Teacher Education Male and Female in Dera Ismail Khan  

·        Teaching faculty of IER sets/marks the papers, as and when asked and assigned by respective section of the University

·        Members of the teaching faculty also work in secrecy of the exams section Gomal University   

·        Different faculty members of IER work along with different committees for academic, discipline and administrative purposes in the University

·        IER provides resource facilities to AIOU and other regional Institutes for the promotion of academics

·        The Institute not only organizes but also facilitates orientation and training workshops for in-service teachers of Elementary, secondary, College and University Teachers

 

In addition to the above the Institute manages the process of admissions to various programmes including BEd (Honors) Elementary, BEd & MEd (regular), MPhil and PhD, nonetheless, the Academic section of the University facilitates in arranging and conducting entry test i.e. ETEA or NTS etc. which are a necessary requirement for admission to all the programmes offered in the area of education.

 

Use of IT

Within its very limited resources, the institute provides internet facilities to the faculty, prospective teachers and research scholars for the purpose of doing research and exploring latest material relating to the academics. The institute is connected with HEC’s digital library through internet but the number of computers available for the faculty and the students is very limited.

 

Affiliations

 

Five institutions are affiliated with Gomal University as per governing rules, which offer different Teacher Education programs, detailed account of the aforementioned is as under:

S/No

Name of The Institution

Programs allowed

Status of the affiliated Unit

1

Regional Institute of Teacher Education (Male)

Dera Ismail Khan

Associate Degree in Education

Public Institution

2

Regional Institute of Teacher Education (Female)

Dera Ismail Khan

Associate Degree in Education

Public Institution

3

Center of Academics

Bannu

BEd  (One Year)

MEd (One Year)

Private Institution

4

Royal Institute of Education and Management

Lakki Marwat

BEd  (One Year)

MEd (One Year)

Private Institution

 

 

 

Workshops/ Seminars etc

S/No

Title

Sponsors/co-Organizers 

Year of Conduct

1

Educational and Vocational guidance for in-service secondary school teachers

Federal Ministry of Education

1976

2

National orientation course for implementation of National BEd curriculum

Federal ministry of Education

1977

3

Pilot workshop on new dimensions in Home-Economics education

Divisional Directorate of education DIKhan

1981

4

National Training workshop on environmental education

Environmental and Urban Affairs Division

1987

5

Preparation of standardized achievement tests in five school subjects i.e. (Physics, Chemistry, Urdu, Pakistan Studies & General science) at secondary school level

University Grants commission Pakistan

?

6

Special training program for elementary teachers

Science Education project of Federal ministry of Education along with Teacher training Project Government of NWFP

1999

7

Staff development courses to enhance competency and Instructional skills of University/College Teachers

Phase-I

LID, NAHE, HEC Pakistan

 

8

Staff development courses to enhance competency and Instructional skills of Head Teachers of Middle & secondary schools of FATA Phase-II

Learning Innovation Division, NAHE, HEC Pakistan

2009

9

Professional Competency Enhancement for Teacher (PCEPT)

Learning Innovation division, NAHE HEC Pakistan

2010

10

Workshop on Pedagogical skills

Learning Innovation division, NAHE HEC Pakistan

2011

11

On Campus training workshop for non-teaching staff of GU and its affiliated Colleges (a series of 8 workshops in a row)

Modern Universities Governance Program

2014-2015

12

USAID Teacher Education project Pakistan

USAID/HEC

2009-14 almost all the faculty participated in numerous workshops etc

 

Other achievements

 

The Institute arranged exhibitions of the Projects prepared by the students of BEd in 2006 and 2010

A research project on motivations of prospective teachers getting admission into teacher education programs in 2012-13

Successful completion of ‘Gender and development’ project under GEP program 2012-13 with the assistance of Asia Foundation USAID

 

 

Capacity of arranging for Workshops/Conferences /Seminars

The Institute of Education and Research is very much capable of arranging:

1.      Orientation courses

2.      Short courses

3.      Refresher courses

4.      Skill of Research Proposal Development

5.      Application of SPSS for data analysis in Educational Research

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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