Dean of LUMS School of Education Leads Masterclass for Alumni
As part of this year’s Alumni Homecoming celebrations, Dr. Tahir Andrabi, Dean Syed Ahsan Ali and Syed Maratib Ali School of Education (SOE) conducted a Masterclass for Alumni on Friday, January 10, 2020 where alumni had the chance to relive the one-of-a-kind LUMS classroom experience.
Titled ‘What Do Pakistani Kids Know?’, the Masterclass was attended by alumni including the winners of the second Vice Chancellor’s Alumni Achievement Awards, SOE staff and faculty, and LUMS Vice Chancellor, Dr. Arshad Ahmad.
Everybody talks about the crisis in the education sector of Pakistan but what do we really know about child learning? In this Masterclass, Dr. Andrabi shared a body of large-scale representative testing of primary age kids in Pakistan that helped shed light on this question. He led the session as a hands-on class where the participants were able to work directly with different data sets on child learning, including a data set of over 5 million test item observations from government elementary schools in Punjab.