Passionate about the young gaining and being heard on the experience of transition. Two Masters in Literature and an MBA. Believe in the psychology of counseling and intimacy.
The idea of a Renaissance reoccurrence for all students is vital where the arts merge into a great kaleidoscope of life.
If, I meet you on this journey, it should be wonderment and an experience.
Classes are full of questions, curiosity, Humor and scholarship.
Attendance is a stickler as is a lack of noise and conversation.
Only for gutsy students. That is the benchmark but all are welcome.
Ms. Tazeen Erum obtained her MA in English Literature from the University of Karachi in 1992. Since then she has been a teacher of English language, English Literature and Communication at higher secondary and tertiary levels in Karachi. During this rewarding professional life she has played different academic roles: of a teacher, teacher and corporate trainer, programme coordinator and academic team head. She believes that being a teacher is about sharing knowledge, facilitating learning for others and continuing to learn. With a vision of life-long learning, she became an Australian scholarship awardee and obtained her MEd (research) degree from the University of Sydney in 2011. This new knowledge added teaching of research courses at tertiary level to her diverse portfolio.
As a researcher, she has explored gender and class issues as they pertain to education in Pakistan. Furthermore, she is working on her forthcoming book on postmodern feminism in contemporary Urdu poetry in Pakistan.
Muhammad Moiz Khan is serving as Assistant Professor in the Department of History (Gen), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Karachi since January 2004. He is working on his PhD dissertation on "Historical patterns of demographic transformation of post-colonial Karachi". He has taught at SZABIST, FAST, NED, Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture, Agha Khan University and has been associated with IBA as visiting faculty since Fall 2008 in the dept. of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts. He is actively involved in research and published papers on themes related to history, demographic transformation and history in our curriculum. His research is available online on www.academia.edu. He has presented research in several national and international conferences and workshops.
I have firmly held to a lifelong conviction that the only way to a civil society is through education. Therefore after marriage and one child, I went back to school to start my college education with the intention of ultimately becoming a teacher.
Later from my experiences in the American academia I learned that the most successful classes are student-centered. This principle I hold to this day. In my classes, I encourage my students to be self-reliant in their learning process.
Another area that is dear to my heart is community service. For years I have been volunteering at an NGO that is committed to providing education, health care and vocational training in the depressed communities of Karachi. I urge my students to intern there at least one summer in order to gain some insights into the problems bedeviling Pakistan.
As a graduate of IBA and a faculty, it gives me immense pride to see this institution evolve and grow to offering a Liberal Arts program, an essential component of a well-rounded education. I have had a 13 year association with IBA as a faculty, specializing in communication and soft skill development. As a teacher of this discipline, I focus on being both receptive and expressive. I believe in clarity of thought to present my ideas and to have the ability to break down complex ideas into simpler parts and smaller steps to transmit to my students. I believe in adapting my methods of communication to all students, regardless of their ability or learning style so that I am able to "read" them and adapt to their individual needs. I strive to inculcate behaviors and experiences, in my students, that gives them tools of leadership, articulation, team building but above all tolerance and open mindedness – skills that are the need of this age.
Ms. Rabeel Shaikh is a teacher based in Karachi. After completing her BSc in Social Sciences from LUMS, majoring in Sociology and Political Science and minoring in developmental economics; she went on to complete her M.Ed. from the University of Nottingham (UK) with a focus in Educational leadership and management and special needs education. She began her career at an A'Level startup school in Karachi in 2008, working as an administrator as well as a teacher for English and Sociology. She has since taught Sociology at Southshore School for A Level Studies and at Pakistan's largest private school network, Beaconhouse. She has also worked at the middle school level teaching Literature to class IX at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Karachi. She has conducted personal development courses for classes 7, 8 & 9 at Bay View Academy as well as for A Level students at Southshore. This self-designed course aims to boost resilience in students by promoting pro social skills, communication skills and confidence. She is a member of the Liberal Arts faculty at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture as well as visiting faculty for the Social Sciences and Liberal Arts Department at IBA.
Dr.Abdul Wahab Suri's areas of interests are political theory and post-modernity and he specializes in liberal political theory and its corresponding institutions. He obtained his Master of Arts in Philosophy (1995) and his Ph.D. in Political Philosophy (2004) from the University of Karachi. Dr. Suri's doctorate dissertation focused on "Philosophical Analysis of Rawls' Theory of Justice." He is Fellow of Kakenhi Project: The Research into Bio-ethics in Asia based on Three Levels Structural Analysis Directed by Professor Takao Takahashi Sansee UNESCO-Kumamoto University 2011-2013.
He has published several research articles which include "The Future of Communal Identities: Inherent Contradiction between Human Rights Framework and Collective Identities," and "Ethics, Values and Society: Social Transformation" published by Oxford University Press in 2006. Dr. Suri is the chairman of the Department of Philosophy at the Karachi University and was In-charge of the Department from 2004 to December 2006. He was also Secretary General of the Pakistan Philosophical Congress. He teaches Philosophy of Art, History of Ideas, Modernism, Post-Modernism, Hermeneutics and Muslim Philosophy in different institutions including IBA, Indus Valley and KU's Visual Studies dept.