Ilm o Amal

Amongst the myriad issues affecting education in Pakistan, there is a glaring lack of debate on educational issues. Committed to the improvement of school education in Pakistan, we decided to change this situation by producing Ilm o Amal. The Urdu words ‘Ilm o Amal’ reflect our belief in moving from Knowledge to Action.

Ilm o Amal was previously a bi-annual, print based publication. You can download these here. In August 2009, we decided to make Ilm o Amal more accessible and interactive. It is now freely available on our website and fresh content is added every month. Do bookmark the TRC website, come back often, share your thoughts and contribute to the discussion. We look forward to engaging with you. Suggestions and contributions are more than welcome.

6 Reasons to Get an Early Childhood Education Certification

A certificate in Early Childhood Education and Development will ensure that you are competent in both the subject matter and the general practice of teaching young children. Every year many teachers enroll in TRC’s ECED Programme and in this month’s Ilm o Amal, TRC staff explores why this may be the qualification you have been looking for to give your teaching career a boost in the right direction.
Every year, thousands of people earn their teaching degree and fulfill their dreams of making a difference and shaping the minds of the next generation. If you want to become an Early Childhood Education teacher, but are unsure whether a teaching certification programme is right for you, read on.

Promoting Gender Equality in the Classroom

Promoting gender neutrality in the classroom can help prepare our students for a modern, more equal world. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, TRC staff explains the steps you can take to promote gender equality in your classroom and in your school. (more…)

How to Prepare Our Children for a World We Cannot Predict

Children today are studying a curriculum which may not be futureproof. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, TRC staff takes a look at the very different lives children in the future will be living, with increased likelihood of career changes and a variety of life paths. (more…)

Growing Your Teaching Career by Asking The Right Questions

Asking yourself and your head and colleagues the right question, is the first step in trying to grow your teaching career. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, TRC staff looks at what questions to ask to begin your process of growth. (more…)

How to Get Back Into Your Teaching Routine after a Long Break

Summer holidays offer teachers the chance to recuperate. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, TRC staff looks at how teachers can get back into their teaching routine with ease, after much needed R&R. (more…)

A Positive Learning Environment

As educators, we need to ensure that learners are able to work in an environment that facilitates their learning. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, TRC staff looks at how we, as teachers can create the conditions for success in a positive learning environment. (more…)

ECED in Finland: Setting the Ground for Future Academic Success

Early Childhood Education in Finland is marked by a striking absence of academic pressure. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, TRC staff examines how an early emphasis on free play and play-based learning sets the ground for exemplary academic success in the future. (more…)

Reflecting on Your Year

The end of the academic year is close and it is time for teachers to reflect and start anew. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, TRC staff takes a look at various ways teachers can take stock of the year that has gone by and start looking ahead. (more…)

Strategies to Help Your Students Write

Do you struggle with getting your students to write? Do you feel you need advice on improving your own writing as a teacher? In this month’s Ilm o Amal, TRC staff shares a few strategies that can help your students (and you) overcome ‘writer’s block’ and let the words flow. (more…)

Responding to Trauma in Students: How Educators Can Help

At some point in your professional career it is almost inevitable that a teacher will have to work with a child or children who have been traumatised. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, TRC staff delves in the kind of traumas that children may have to deal with, and how you as a teacher can provide the necessary support. (more…)