Taking the bull by its horns: Zakia Sarwar's pro-autonomy approach to large classes in Pakistan (Part I)
Smith, Richard. (2008) Taking the bull by its horns: Zakia Sarwar's pro-autonomy approach to large classes in Pakistan (Part I). Independence, Vol.44 . pp. 7-13.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://www.learnerautonomy.org/zakiapart1.pdf
Zakia Sarwar is well-known in Pakistan and internationally as the ‘mother’ (one of the founders, and the leading light) of SPELT, the Society of Pakistani English Language Teachers. She devotes much of her time to this association, but until quite recently she has also been a research and professional development consultant at the Centre of English Language, Aga Khan University. She is also the Chair of the Committee on English Language Teaching in the national Higher Education Commission, which is now introducing Applied Linguistics into universities at BA level onwards for the first time since the country’s inception in 1947. As a teacher educator and researcher, her main field of interest has been developing innovative methodology and materials for large classes, which constitute a widespread challenge in Pakistani education.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Independence|
|Publisher:||IATEFL Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Page Range:||pp. 7-13|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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