Teachers asked to promote learning culture
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By A Reporter | 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
ISLAMABAD: The participants of a policy dialogue on Wednesday urged the teaching community to promote learning culture and encourage students to ask questions.

In a round table policy dialogue titled: `Where are the super teachers?` organised by Alif Ailaan, the teachers said that super teachers were those, who focus on learning and provide friendly environment to students in classrooms.

Farzana Sial, a teacher from Sindh, said that super teacher hadthe ability to judge the students ability and their moods through their body language. She said that teachers should adopt various tactics to win the hearts of students.

Educationist Fouzia Rizwan said `best teachers are those who focus on the learning not on the teaching` E ducation experts Salma Aslam stressed the need for capacity building of teachers and also highlighted the importance of early childhood education.

She said that because of Knancial issues, the students of poor families could not get chance of pre-school education and early admission in schools, and thislearning gap later affect their entire education.

Alif Ailaan`s campaign director Mosharraf Zaidi said that education sector had made some improvement at least in teachers` recruitment.

He said that now teachers were being recruited transparently.

However, he said that there was a lot to be desired for bringing real changes in education sector.

A school teacher Zafar Iqbal from Punjab and an assistant professor Yasser Chattha from IMCB F-7 also spoke on the occasion.

The participants of the roundtable dialogue also watched a moti-vational and moving documentary, which shows how a school head Farzana Sial, who teaches in a school of interior Sindh, after beating all social barriers, increased the strength of her school from 50 students to 400, within short period of time.

Through her special skills and techniques she brought real change in neighborhood, where before her joining the school, the girl education was not something encouraging.

But she not only increased enrollment in her schools but also motivated mothers to learn from their own daughters, who were students of Farzana`s school.