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REFLECTION WORKSHOP PLANNING & PRESENTATION Darvesh Karim

Assistant Instructor Professional Development Center, North University Road, Konodass, Gilgit. Ph. No: (+92) 05811-454132-4 Ext: 3017 Fax No: (+92) 05811-454135 Cell No: (+92) 03465419307 Email (Official): darveshkarim@pdcn.edu.pk Email (Private): dk_hunzai@yahoo.com, darvesh.karim@gmail.com Online Blogs: www.dkhunza.blogspot.com; www.scribd.com/dk_hunzai Teacher learning takes place in every moment, while discussions, observations, attending conferences, workshops, debates and day to day classroom sessions. Therefore the workshop sessions managed by the CPs were extremely beneficial for my learning as I came to know about many new aspects of teaching learning process. The workshops on inquiry based learning, assessment, interpretation of history, high scope approach and today’s child tomorrow’s adult were very much fruitful. All these workshops practically involved me to learn more about these notions. Many practical experiences and processes of ‘workshop’ itself came to my knowledge, which can be beneficial for my future career. Likewise, our own presentation of workshop in group was a learning opportunity for me. The topic, we all group members unanimously choose was “Content Validity while paper formation”. According to my understanding the workshop topic was very much vital for the learning as a teacher, because every teacher usually has to prepare exam papers and I have observed (in fact my practices as well) that teachers usually prepare exam papers randomly without considering to give a balanced wattage to every chapter. The workshop was a bit tricky with some calculations but I am encouraged to say that all the CPs took much interest in group work, which shown its authenticity and validity. Of-course this is a new learning for me, a totally new learning because I was exposed to plan and conduct a workshop for teachers (for CPs, who were very much capable in their fields). This learning would remain with me for initiating this validity sheet to teachers in my context. Moreover, importantly, I learnt from this process is the sprit of teamwork which helped us to successfully complete the planning process, because initially we all had different topics in our minds, but after a mutual consensus and refining the topic we came to conclusion. It was of-course an excellent teamwork.

DK – CP. M.Ed. 2009

Purposefully, we had set one objective for this workshop i.e. CPs will be able to use the content validity sheet for exam paper formation, and I am confident to say that keeping the interest of CPs, they will be adopting this validity sheet we introduced (The validity sheet which is currently being used by AKES,P) has been circulated to every individual. Finally, the discussion and facilitator’s input in the classroom regarding key features of a good workshop gave me an insight about the effective workshop planning and conduct.

DK – CP. M.Ed. 2009