Teaching and learning in social studies classrooms in Pakistan

Takbir ALI, Shahid KARIM

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Abstract

Social studies is taught as an interdisciplinary core curriculum subject in schools in Pakistan. Teaching social studies in schools aims at helping students gain relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes and grow up as active, responsible and productive members of the society. This chapter presents an overview of the teaching and learning of social studies in Pakistan. It draws on local and international literature and the authors’ personal experiences and reflections. The chapter is organized into three parts. The first part, focusing on social studies education, discusses teaching and learning practices in schools and critically reflects on the circumstances which influence these practices. The second part reflects on the factors that constrain the delivery of quality social studies education in Pakistan. The third part summarizes the key takeaways from the chapter and offers recommendations for improving the policy and practice of teaching and learning of social studies in Pakistan. Copyright © 2022 selection and editorial matter, Kerry J Kennedy; individual chapters, the contributors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial studies education in South and South East Asian contexts
EditorsKerry J KENNEDY
Place of PublicationOxon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages131-144
ISBN (Electronic)9781003057598
ISBN (Print)9780367523688, 9780367523701
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021

Citation

Ali, T., & Karim, S. (2021). Teaching and learning in social studies classrooms in Pakistan. In K. J. Kennedy (Ed.), Social studies education in South and South East Asian contexts (pp. 131-144). Oxon: Routledge.

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