ADE introduction

Associate Degree

ADE INTRODUCTION

QUESTIONNAIRE ABOUT THE ADE

  1. Have you attended any workshop / presentation on ADE?
  2. What is ADE?
  3. On how many semesters, ADE comprises?
  4.  On the bases of assessment, which type of examination system is better, annual or semester and why?
  5.  What are National Professional Standards? Name any five.
  6. How can you define Rubric?
  7. What is Practicum?

 

Associate Degree in Education (ADE)

 

Ø      Pre Service training program approved by Higher Education Commission (HEC).

Ø      Funded by USAID -Teacher Education Project

Ø      Substitute of P.T.C, C.T, Diploma in Education.

Ø      At least second division in F.A/F.Sc or equivalent degree is the eligibility criteria for admission.

Ø      Two years professional degree program of 64-68 credit hours

Ø      Semester system will be observed in the ADE program. There will be four semesters each of 18 weeks in two years program.

Ø      Degree shall be aligned with and lead to the B.Ed (Hons)

Ø      Eligible for the post of Elementary School Teacher(EST) B-15.

Ø      ADE is standard based teacher education program so it is university awarding degree

Ø      ADE started in March 2011 in Govt: Girls Elementary College  Pishin and Panjgur for the first time(cohort I) 

Ø      The Provincial Advisory Committee (PAC) on 6th Jan,2011 recommended the six elementary colleges (Loralai, Sibi, Uthal, Male & Female Quetta and College of Education Quetta) to start ADE.(cohort II)

Ø      The two Elementary Colleges (Girls E/C Quetta and Girls E/C Sibi) are affiliated with Sardar Bhadur Khan (SBK)Women University Quetta.

Ø      Whereas six elementary colleges have affiliation with University of Baluchistan (UoB) Quetta.

Ø       

SCHOLORSHIPS

A limited scholarships are available for outstanding students. The students are entitled for a reasonable amount of scholarship for entire duration of ADE. The continuity will be conditional to the satisfactory performance of the student which will be assessed on quarterly bases.

 

SCHEME OF STUDIES

Following courses are taught in the four semesters of ADE program to trainee teachers in

elementary colleges.

1ST YEAR, SEMESTER -I

 

S. No

Courses

Cr. HR

1

Functional English I (Compulsory)

3

2

Islamic Studies/Ethics (Compulsory)

2

3

Child Development (Foundation)

3

4

Urdu / regional languages (Content)

3

5

General Science (Content)

3

6

General Methods of Teaching (foundation)

3

 

Total Credit hours

17

 

1ST YEAR, SEMESTER -II

 

S. No

Courses

Cr. HR

1

English II (Communication skills)(Compulsory)

3

2

Computer literacy(Compulsory)

3

3

Class room Management (Foundation)

3

4

General Mathematics (Compulsory)

3

5

Pakistan Studies (Compulsory)

2

6

Methods of Teaching Islamic Studies (Professional)

3

 

Total Credit hours

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd YEAR, SEMESTER -III

 

S. No

Courses

Cr. HR

1

Teaching Literacy Skills (Professional)

3

2

Art, Crafts and Calligraphy (Content)

3

3

Teaching of Urdu / regional languages (Professional)

3

4

Teaching of General Science (Professional)

3

5

Instructional and communication Technology in Education

(Professional)

2

6

Teaching Practice (Short Term)

3

 

Total Credit hours

17

 

 

2nd  YEAR, SEMESTER -IV

 

S. No

Courses

Cr. HR

1

Class room Assessment (Foundation)

3

2

Teaching of English (Professional)

3

3

Teaching of Mathematics (Professional)

3

4

School Community and Teacher (Foundation)

3

5

Teaching of Social Studies (Professional)

2

6

Teaching Practice

3

 

Total Credit hours

17

 

OPTIONS FOR  ADE QUALIFIED TRAINEES

.The A.D.E is equivalent to B.A. After completing A.D.E, the trainee would have following three options.

OPTION A

.They may start teaching as Elementary School Teacher (EST B-15).

OPTION B

.Can continue education in any university with two more years to obtain B.Ed (Hon’s)

OPTION C

.Can continue Education by getting admission in  master level degree program in any university.

INTRODUCTION TO SEMESTER SYSTEM

SEMESTER: A semester means academic period in which one set of courses in any discipline is taught. The normal duration of a semester will be 18 weeks including 16 weeks for teaching and two weeks for examinations. The academic year consists of two semesters

CREDIT HOUR:A lecture of one hour duration (including 10 minutes break)per week per semester for a subject countable towards a student Cumulative Grade Point Average is called one credit hour.

GRADE: A mark (letter grade) indicating the quality of student’s academic performance in terms of scoring marks is called grade. The letter grades & their numerical equivalence are as below.

%age of marks

Grade point

Grade

85 & above

4.00

A+

80-84

3.70

A

75-79

3.30

B+

70-74

3.00

B

65-69

2.70

B-

61-64

2.30

C+

58-60

2.00

C

55-57

1.70

C-

50-54

1.00

D

0-49

0.00

F


 

GRADE POINT:  GP means numeric value indicating a student’s academic performance in a given course.

GRADE  POINT AVERAGE (GPA) OF A SEMESTER:

GPA of a semester means the weighted average of grade points earned in all individual courses offered in a semester. GPA represents a student’s collective academic performance in a semester.

CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE (CGPA) OF A

PROGRAM

CGPA means the weighted average of all the courses in all semesters of the program.

TESTS & EXAMINATIONS:

The following types of tests and examinations will

be conducted during a semester of studies for the

purpose of grading.

MINOR TESTS:

QUIZZES:

Five quizzes will be conducted frequently in each course

throughout the semester with or without intimation.

Three best shall be considered for awarding grade.

MAJOR TESTS 

MID SEMESTER EXAMINATION

A 1-2 hours duration test will be conducted at the mid of

the semester.

ASSIGNMENTS :

Two assignments will be given by the concerned

teacher. The first assignment must be given

before the mid semester examination & the

second should be given before the terminal

examination. These assignments shall be

graded.

TERMINAL EXAMINATION:

Terminal examination will  be conducted at the

end of the semester in each course having

duration of three hours.

DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS:

 The distribution of marks in a course is as below.

Nature of examination

Weightage

Quizzes

15%

Mid semester Exam

30%

Assignments

15%

Terminal Exam

40%

 

 

 

GUIDE LINES FOR PAPER SETTING:

Following are the most important guide lines for paper setting in mid semester and terminal examination. These must be followed by a paper setter. The assessment and evaluation total % may vary from subject to subject.

 

Type of Questions

Percentage

Descriptive Questions

20%

Short Essay Questions

20%

Multiple Choice Questions

25%

Extended Match Questions

10%

Fill in the Blanks

15%

True/False

10%

 

Evaluation Tools

Percentage

Simple Recall

20%

Conceptual Knowledge

40%

Data Interpretation

20%

Problem Solving

20%

 

ACADEMIC STANDARDS & COMPUTATION

OF GRADES

Ø      To earn course credits, a student must obtain a minimum of 1.00 grade points in the course.

Ø      A student must obtain a minimum CGPA of 2.00 for award of a degree in grade C.

Ø      A grade “F” will be awarded to a student who obtains less than 50% marks. The student will have to reappear in all quizzes, assignments, mid- term and terminal examinations.

Ø       No special classes will be conducted by the college / university for such students.  

EVALUATION OF A COURSE

The maximum marks obtained by a trainee in percentage may be converted into grade points with the help of following table.

(Note: It is designed as per the semester policy of University of Baluchistan.)

%age

G.P

Grade

%age

G.P

Grade

50

1.00

D

51

1.1

D

52

1.2

D

53

1.3

D

54

1.4

D

55

1.5

C-

56

1.6

C-

57

1.7

C-

58

1.8

C

59

1.9

C

60

2.0

C

61

2.1

C+

62

2.2

C+

63

2.2

C+

64

2.3

C+

65

2.4

B-

66

2.5

B-

67

2.5

B-

68

2.6

B-

69

2.7

B-

70

2.8

B

71

2.8

B

72

2.9

B

73

2.9

B

74

3.00

B

75

3.1

B+

76

3.1

B+

77

3.2

B+

78

3.2

B+

79

3.3

B+

80

3.4

A

81

3.5

A

82

3.6

A

83

3.75

A

84

3.9

A

85 & above

4.00

A+

 

NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

 

Following are the ten professional standards for teachers in Pakistan,

developed in Feb: 2009 by policy and planning wing Ministry of Education.

1.Subject matter knowledge

.Teachers understand the central concepts, tools of inquiry, structures of the discipline, especially as they relate to the National curriculum & design developmentally appropriate learning experiences making the subject matter accessible and meaningful to all students.

2 Human growth & development

.Teachers understand how children & adolescents develop & learn in a variety of school family & community contexts & provide opportunities that support their intellectual, social, emotional & physical development.

3.Knowledge of Islamic & Ethical values/ Social life Skills

.Teachers understand the Islamic /ethical values and practices in the light of Quran /Sunna & other religious contexts & the implications of these values for bringing national & global peace, unity & social development.

4.Instructional planning & strategies

.Teachers understand instructional planning , design long & short term plans based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, community & curriculum goals & employ a variety of developmentally appropriate strategies in order to promote critical thinking, problem solving & the performance skills of all learners.

5        Assessment

.To regularly & continuously assess student progress, teacher shall understand & use multiple  assessment strategies & interpret results to evaluate  & promote  student learning & to modify instruction in order to foster the continuous development of students.

6        Learning environment

.Teachers create a supportive, safe & respectful learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning & self motivation. 

7.Effective communication & proficient use of ICT

.Teachers use knowledge of effective verbal, non verbal & written communication techniques & tools of information to foster the use of inquiry, collaboration and supportive interactions with students & parents. Teachers are able to use instructional &

.information communication technologies for curriculum enrichment , instruction, assessment and evaluation of learning outcomes.

8.Collaboration & partnership

.Teachers build relationships with parents, guardians, families & professional organizations in the larger community to support students’ learning.

9.Professional Development & code of conduct

.Teachers participate as active, responsible member of the professional community , engaging in a wide range of reflective practices, pursuing opportunities to grow professionally & establishing collegial relationships to enhance the teaching & learning process. They subscribe to a professional code of conduct.

10.Teaching of English as second/foreign language

.Teachers understand pedagogy of English as second/ foreign language and effectively communicate in English language.

 

RUBRIC

 

A tool used to assess the level of understanding of a student in a

specific area with the help of clear indicators. Let’s see analytic rubric

developed to assess a short essay.

Content

Organization

Development

Language use

Content unrelated to question

Lacks clear organizational plan. Reader is confused

Statements are unsupported by any detail. Repetitious, incoherent, illogical development

Limited vocabulary; errors impair

Communication

Content relates peripherally to the question; contains significant factual errors.

Logic of argument is mainly perceivable. Points presented in a seemingly random fashion, but all support argument

Sparse details or evidence. Question only partially answered.

Ordinary word choice; use of scientific terminology avoided. Some serious errors.

Answer is appropriate to the question. Content may have one or two factual errors.

May lack a thesis sentence, but points are presented in a logical progression.

Each point supported with some detail & evidence. All important points included.

Accurate word choice. No more than two major errors & a few minor errors.

Answer is appropriate to the question. Content is factually correct.

Clear sense of order. Begins with a thesis or topic sentence. Supporting points are presented in a logical progression.

Develops each point with many specific details. Answers questions completely.

Uses technical or scientific terminology appropriately & correctly. No major grammatical or spelling error.

 

PRACTICUM

 

Practicum means to link theory with practice in real class room situation. The trainee teacher visits the practicum school on each Friday to observe the practical aspect of a topic which he /she  taught  during the week. The trainee teacher will share the school based task with college teacher what he/ she observed in the practicum school. There is a practicum coordinator in each elementary college which is responsible to communicate b/w school and college i.e arrangement of visits, date fixation for practicum etc.