Wednesday, March 30, 2011

ACCA Pakistan Learning Providers Forum

ACCA Pakistan Learning Providers Forum

As part of ACCA's continued efforts to develop excellence in
professional accounting education and establish best practices amongst
tertiary accounting education providers, ACCA Pakistan organised
"Learning Providers Forum" on 30 March 2011 at Best Western Hotel
Islamabad. Dr Afra Sajjad, Head of Education and Policy Development of
ACCA Pakistan was the forum facilitator.

The participants were faculty members of ACCA Approved Learning
Partners (ALP) and tuition providers in Pakistan. The participants
appreciated efforts of ACCA Pakistan in enhancing the capacity of the
ALP faculty members. They were of the opinion that such forums are
useful and relevant to their work as it enables them to learn new
teaching skills and provide them a platform to share their opinions
and challenges.
Speaking the forum:-
Dr Afra Sajjad, Head of Education and Policy Development, ACCA
Pakistan stated that tutors should take right steps from the planning
stage in order to deliver an exam-focused course. She said that tutors
should think ahead that how assignments and progress tests may be used
to maintain exam focus during syllabus coverage to help marginal
students succeed in their final exams. She added that these forums
display ACCA Pakistan's commitment to faculty development of ACCA
tuition providers in Pakistan.

The forum also featured a discussion forum "Professional Accounting
Education: Achieving Par Excellence". The Panel discussion was
moderated by Habiba Zaidi, Education Executive ACCA Pakistan and the
panelists included Mr Salahuddin, Principal ACCA, The Professionals'
Academy of Commerce, Ms Izzat Jahan, Director - Audit & Accounts
Training, Department of the Auditor General of Pakistan, Mr Adnan Ali,
Head of Web Strategy, Vopium and Dr Afra Sajjad, Head of Education and
Policy Development, ACCA Pakistan.
The aim of the discussion forum was to provide a common platform to
ACCA tuition providers, employers and IT experts for discussing the
existing and emerging teaching practices that nurture talent and are
aligned to the industry's business model. Another interesting aspect
in discussion was the perspective on how IT and social media can be
leveraged for innovating education practices.


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