AKU-EBs Middle School Programme (MSP) is a project based learning approach that facilitates the development of higher order cognitive skills and desired competencies through a process of engaging students in interdisciplinary projects. It facilities students to get acquainted with assessment strategies used in secondary and higher education.
Projects are carefully designed around Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) of AKU-EB’s Middle School Scheme of Work derived from the National Curriculum of Pakistan. The projects integrate different subject’s content using an interdisciplinary approach to education. The projects assigned for one academic year aim to enable students to develop and demonstrate the given key competencies of AKU-EB Competency Model:
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Creativity and innovation
- Information Gathering
- Communication Skills
- Listening, Reading and Observation Skills
- Team work
- Interpersonal Skills
Agha Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB) provide a set of six projects for each grade level to every school opting for the MSP. Teachers facilitates students to complete any four of the six projects in one academic year.
Students are required to work both individually and in groups for the completion of the projects. Teacher assess the academic quality of each student’s work along with the competencies he / she demonstrated in task completion. This is done using a standard rubric. The scores students receive for their competencies are moderated at an Annual Teacher Meeting (ATM). The ATM is a professional development exercise conducted by AKU-EB. During an ATM, teachers have the opportunity to share their experiences, learn from teachers of other schools and reflect on essential components of the programme. Based on the student’s assessments by the teacher each student will receive a Personal Accomplishment Record (PAR).