Dr Fauzia Shamim is a Professor in the Department of English, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan. She has very wide experience of teaching, curriculum design, language teacher education and research in a variety of settings in Pakistan and abroad. She was an advisor to the Ministry of Education, Islamabad for the development of the new English Language Curriculum (2006). Currently, she is the convener of the Higher Education Commission’s National Curriculum Revision Committee in English. In 2004, Dr Shamim completed her doctoral research on “Teacher-learner behavior and classroom processes in large ESL classes in Pakistan” in 1993 at the University of Leeds, UK. She served as the Director of the Hornby summer school on Teaching English in large Classes, held in Ethiopia in 2006. Her recent book ‘Maximizing learning in large classes’ (2007), co-authored with the course tutors and participants of the Hornby school, was published by the British Council, Ethiopia. Currently, she is the joint coordinator (with Richard Smith) of the ‘Teaching English in Large Classes’ project. Dr Shamim is a founder member of two professional organizations in Pakistan, i.e. SPELT, Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers, and PARE, Pakistan Association for Research in Education.
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16:12, Tue 7 Jul 2009
Dr Fauzia Shamim (Karachi University) - Teaching and Researching in Large Classes (10 min. version)
You can hear the full talk by Fauzia here - and the questions and answers at the end.