ABOUT US

DIRECTORATE OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DED)

Directorate of Educational Development (DED) strives to provide conducive learning environment across ZU via opportunities for all the faculties to nurture their teaching roles. We aim to empower ZU teachers by providing structured program to help prepare themselves with the necessary knowledge & skills required to undertake their TEACHING ROLES effectively; seek quality improvement of the ZU Q-bank via conducting regular peer review of questions with content experts; foster scholarship in educational research across all ZU disciplines.

Over the time, diversification within the University has expanded with the creation of new disciplines. Amongst the various strengths of DED, the one most important is the roles played by its mission & goals in promoting scholarship of teaching & leadership through educational innovations, teaching & assessment methodologies and evaluation plans. With our aspirations, we are moving towards accomplishments of DED services to address the unique needs of diverse disciplines of ZU. We are determined to provide quality teaching and learning experiences through capacity building to achieve highest possible standards in all the areas of curriculum, teaching and assessment.

Dr. Iram Khursheed,
Director & Associate Professor,
Directorate of Educational Development,
Ziauddin University.

MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR

It gives me immense pleasure & pride to be associated with this University. The Directorate of Educational Development is committed to aligning the ZU vision through leadership, collaboration & research.

Our motto, ‘reforms and innovations’ is meant for better educational transformations and expresses our commitment to promote a conducive learning environment for everyone across ZU through capacity building of professionals in Higher Education.

Addressing the unique challenges of this pandemic era, DED is working hard, aiming to meet the international standards of education with creativity and digitalization by engaging all ZU faculty.  

Looking Forward with Gratitude and Hope:

I want to express my appreciation to the wonderful teachers and the administrative staff of ZU for continuing to give constant support to the students throughout the ongoing pandemic.

Together, we can and will make an impact.

Stay safe, healthy, and connected.  

Dr. Iram Khursheed, 

MBBS, MCPS-Family Medicine (CPSP), DCPS-HPE (CPSP), MHPE (DUHS)

Director & Associate Professor,

Directorate of Educational Development,

Ziauddin University

DED MISSION AND VISION

DED Vision: To be a center of excellence, and an icon that takes higher education as an entity and a unique specialty in context of multiple professions related to diverse backgrounds to new heights in Pakistan and globally.

DED Mission: We believe in working as teams to provide academic expertise to all ZU colleges to upgrade their educational standards while adopting latest and competitive educational methodologies through research, leadership, innovations and reforms.

Values: Compassion and resilience, academic integrity and excellence, receptiveness & responsiveness

Goal: The DED aims to meet educational standards across ZU in line with global standards. To reach this goal, our strategy is to provide faculty development opportunities for ZU teachers to let them recognize their teaching roles and act accordingly on their self-improvement plans. 

COMMITTEES

  • Faculty Development 

      • Conduct Workshops / Interactive sessions
  • Peer-review of Resources to ensure the validity in context of educational principles

      •  MCQs-ONE BEST, OSCEs/OSPEs; 
      • Outcomes/Objectives; 
      • Study Guides.
  • Extends its support to Committees regarding matters related to Curriculum, Teaching/Learning & Assessment. In close coordination with these academic committees we believe to work as teams and encourage scientific inquiry within the bonds of humanism. 

    • Curriculum Committee ZMC & ZCD, Board of Studies ZMC & ZCD, 
    • Board of Faculty of Health Sciences ZU & Academic Council ZU 
  • We look forward to move with commitment to our strategic directions and in delivering high quality education and care to students across the University

Courses Offered by DED

  • Basic Level (1 credit hour online course)
    1. Instruction
    2. Curriculum
    3. Assessment
    4. Feedback
  • Intermediate level (CHPE/CEM) (08 credit hour course)
    1. Instruction
    2. Curriculum
    3. Assessment
    4. Feedback

FACULTY AND STAFF

FULL TIME FACULTY - DED ZU

Dr. Iram Khursheed, 

MBBS, MCPS-Family Medicine (CPSP), DCPS-HPE (CPSP), MHPE (DUHS)

Director & Associate Professor,

Directorate of Educational Development,

Ziauddin University

Dr. Rakhshanda Kaukab, 

MSc Zoology-Marine (KU), MEd (AIOPU), MPhil Ed. (IU), PhD Ed. (HU)

Associate Professor,

Directorate of Educational Development,

Ziauddin University

Dr. Maneeza Kishwar,

MBBS, FCPS-Surgery (CPSP), Dip. Ed LM(PIM), MCPS-HPE (CPSP), 

Assistant Professor, 

Directorate of Educational Development

Ziauddin University

Dr. Naila Baig,

MBBS, MHPE- DUHS

Senior Lecturer, 

Directorate of Educational Development

Ziauddin University

Dr. Afzal Fatima,

MBBS, MHPE-Scholar (JSMU)

Senior Lecturer, 

Directorate of Educational Development

Ziauddin University

Dr. Narmeen Ahmed,

BDS, MHPE-Scholar (JSMU)

Lecturer, 

Directorate of Educational Development

Ziauddin University

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF - DED ZU

Mr. Adnan Ghouri,

Senior Officer,

Directorate of Educational Development,

Ziauddin University

DED HIGHLIGHTS 2020-2021

  • Conducted the 1st contact-session of 2nd CHPE (Certificate course in Health Professions Education) in March 2021. 
    • Blended learning certificate course embedded with face-to-face and online teaching modalities,
    • The targeted audience is academic designation holders from Basic & Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences. 
    • Participation was from various Medical & Dental programs of Pakistan including ZU.
  • Revision of the competencies is in progress initially defined for MBBS & BDS programs in 2015 in order to standardize these as generic competencies for all ZU programs. 
    • Learners have to achieve these competencies by the time they reach the end of the program. 
    • These competencies have in turn been aligned with the exit-level/program learning outcomes and course objectives. 
  • Carried out MDRs (Multidisciplinary reviews) of questions to ensure validity and reliability of the assessment. (Refer Annexure-1A: Summary of DED Activities from Jan 2020 – April 2021)

SUMMARY OF DED ACTIVITIES 

Jan 2020 – April 2021

MDR Jan – Mar 2021

MDR Oct– Dec 2020

MDR July– Sep 2020

MDR Jan– July 2020

Workshops Sessions Jan-Mar 2021

Workshops Sessions Oct-Dec 2020

Workshops/Webinars July-Sep 2020

Workshop Jan-June 2020

Photo Gallery – DED Activities 2021

Certificate Course in Health Profession Education-[CHPE- Batch 2021]

Inter-professional workshop on Competency Based Curriculum 2021a

CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES

CONTACT US

Email:

[email protected]

Telephone: 

+92 21 35862937-9,  Ext: 2373, 2374, 2375

Address: 

Ziauddin University,  4/B, Shahrah-e-Ghalib, Block 6, Clifton Karachi.