The Concept of Knowledge and EducationIPSweb
IPS conducted a nine-day lecture series on “The Concept of Knowledge and Education” in collaboration with Allama Iqbal Open University Islaabad.
Activity: Lecture Series
Speakers: Prof Habibur Rehman of International Islamic University Islamabad
Chair: Prof. Fatah Mohammad Malik, President, Muqtadra Qaumi Zuban; Khalid Rahman, Director General, IPS; Dr. M. D. Shami, Former Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation
Prof Habibur Rehman of International Islamic University Islamabad was the resource person and delivered nine thought provoking lectures. Sub-Topics and the chairs of each lecture were:
|Concept of Knowledge||
Prof. Fatah Mohammad Malik, President, Muqtadra Qaumi Zuban
Growth of Knowledge: Phases and Constituents>
Director General, IPS
|Science and Technology: The Means or an End||Dr. M. D. Shami,
Former Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation
|Concept of Education and Imperatives of Educational Process||Dr. Anis Ahmed, VC, Riphah International University|
|Psychological Aspect of Education||Dr. Khalid Alvi, Deen of Arts and Humanities, Wish University, Islamabad|
|Women’s Education||Dr. Saeeda Asadullah, VC Fatima Jinnah Women University|
|The Role of Teacher||Dr. Mahmood-ul-Hassan Butt, VC AIOU|
|Education as an Obligation – I (for an Individual and a Society)||Prof. Talat Khurshid,
Director, Federal College of Education
|Education as an Obligation – II (for the State)||Prof. Khurshid Ahmed, Chairman, IPS|
Prof. Asim discussed in detail the basic concepts of epistemology, its nature, sources and scope. He argued that science was an important component of education. Expressing his views about ‘Psychological Aspect of Education,’ he advocated that the educators need to promote positive, constructive and creative pedagogical techniques based on dignity, self esteem and motivation for the students to learn.
Supplementing the arguments presented by Prof. Asim, Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik said that the prevalent fee policies in the higher seats of learning were entirely at odds with the spirit of ideology of Pakistan.
Concluding the second session, Mr. Khalid Rahman said that everyone should contribute for the development of the society and adopt the idea of collective good instead of seeking only personal interests.
Concluding a session, Dr. Anis said that all elements of education had a great significance for the meaningful development in educational sector.
Dr. Saeeda Assadullah while chairing the session on “Women Education” threw light on the significance of women education and their role for development of an ideal nation.
Dr. Mahmood-ul-Hassan Butt, in his presidential address, stressed on the need to increase the national educational budget and formulate a uniform syllabus and policy across the country.
Prof. Talat Khurshid appreciated the joint effort by AIOU and IPS for organising the lecture series.
Addressing the last session of the lecture series, Prof. Khurshid Ahmed concluded the discussion saying that knowledge and piety were the fundamental elements to carry out the responsibilities of educational process. He urged the teachers as well as the students to materialize the dreams for which Pakistan came into being.
The coordinator of lecture series, Prof. A D Makan, announced at the end that a book would be published based on the lecture series.