Progression with Curriculum Development by Mr. Jur Jonges
27th Sep 2012 to 06th OCT 2012
A Curriculum Development training session commenced at School of Art, Design and Architecture (SADA), NUST on 25 Sept and continued for 2 weeks. The school’s faculty was joined by a foreign delegate, Mr. Jur Jonges, who gave a critical analysis of their present curriculum. Each faculty member was provided with the opportunity to have a one on one conversation with the guest to identify and evaluate the needs of their own respective course. Another interactive strategy employed was the ‘Focus Group Technique’ whereby faculties from all the relevant courses sat with the guest and developed inter-linkages between their courses. Pro-Rector Asif Raza and architectural fraternity from Islamabad also attended the workshop, with eminent names such as Ar. Murad Jamil, Ar. Jehangir Sherpao and Chairperson PCATP, Ar. Shama Usman among the attendees.
Ar. Jonges has served as a senior lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences at Utrecht for 20 years. He also worked on the design of a new curriculum based on the didactical frame work of a Project.
Mr. Jonges discussed evaluative techniques while focusing on Bench marks/Goal-Oriented Study Criterion Development. He shed light on the contemporary issues surrounding Architectural education, in a global and regional context.
SADA strongly believes that education provided to the students needs to be holistic in nature in order to understand problems and requirements of modules. They have had faculty training sessions in the past as well, to satisfy the need to improve their curriculum with input from international sources.
Industrial Design (NUST-SADA) / METU
18th Dec 2011 to 25th Dec2011
The expected outcome of the workshop will be the following.
List of Electives.
List of Library Books and magazines
List of E-books
Workshops required, with details of equipment.
Staffing patterns, for faculty and workshops.
Types of linkages with Industry, and focus of the school.
Future collaboration between NUST-SADA and METU.
Registration with international and local bodies.
Participants of Industrial Design Workshop with METU Turkey
1. Pro-Rector (Academics) (AVM. Asif Raza).
2. Principal (SMME) Professor Ghafoor.
3. Principal SADA (Sikander Ajam Khan).
4. Industrial Design faculty to be designated.
5. Director ACAD. (Doctor Safder).
6. Director Quality Assurance. (last day only).
7. Principal NBS, (for first day only) Professor Ashfaq gave a briefing about local industry exports, and way for the future.