Dialogue

‘As nation-builders, teachers can help raise inclusive and inquisitive society’


24 July 2017

Events

A teacher can sow the seeds of a forward-looking nation in today’s world, by inculcating the spirit of social harmony in the students and equipping them with inquisitive mind open to probe the unexplored.   These thoughts came in a discussion in a day-long dialogue, on July 24, 2017, with over 40 teachers of universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Punjab, organized by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), on the role of teachers in promoting social and... Read More

The tradition of dialogue in Punjab be revived to counter extremism


20 July 2017

Events

Provincial Dialogue Forum – 4 The diversity of Punjab should be nurtured by providing enabling platforms where people share their multitude of thoughts, in the shape of a dialogue. As of now, the culture of dialogue is lacking. It should be revived. Punjab’s own history and culture is replete with platforms like baithak that promoted dialogue. These thoughts came in the fourth provincial dialogue forum on Punjab, held in Lahore, on 20 July 2017. Noted scholars, academics,... Read More

‘Teachers can impart skills meant for nurturing tolerant society’


19 July 2017

Events

A teacher can help build tolerant society by inculcating in the students the habit of listening to each other, respecting diversity, and asking questions in a form and manner that does not show animosity. These thoughts came in a discussion in a day-long workshop with over 40 teachers of post-graduate colleges of Sindh and Balochistan, organized by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), on 19 July 2017, on the role of teachers in promoting social and religious harmony. Columnist... Read More

‘Teachers should share multiple perspectives with students’


18 July 2017

Events

Teachers are duty-bound to open multiple vistas to students. They should disassociate their understanding of the world to a single identity, whether ethnic, religious or sectarian. Instead, they should impart students with multiple views, enabling them to think openly. These thoughts came in a discussion in a day-long workshop with around 37 teachers of post-graduate colleges of Sindh and Balochistan, organized by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS). The discussion explored the role... Read More

Capacity-building urged to ensure charity goes to the right hands


06 July 2017

Events

Provincial Dialogue Forum – 3 The money collected in the name of charity is often misused for extremist causes, in part because the state lacks capacity to trace terror financing but also because the donor lacks awareness of the end result of the money. While state should enhance its capacity to monitor the money trail of banned outfits, the people should also be sensitized on the money they donate. These thoughts emerged in the third provincial dialogue forum on Punjab, held... Read More

“Teacher must support environment of co-existence in classroom by promoting curiosity and communication skills”


23 May 2017

Events

To bring about mutual co-existence in a diverse country like Pakistan, it is imperative to listen to all concern stakeholders without resorting to conflict. The mutually-agreed solution to the problem should be founded on logic and rational thinking. Teachers can help attain such level by imparting inquisitive communication skills and promoting curiosity in students, encouraging them to address problems relevant to today’s society.   These views came in a workshop on the role... Read More

“Teachers should absorb diverse opinions” Workshop in Lahore


16 May 2017

Events

PIPS workshop with teachers and educationists-I Teachers shape societies; a good teacher should be receptive to inclusive opinions. But teachers, influenced by one or other political consideration, end up distorting society, towards parochialism. This was shared in the one-day training program on “The role of teachers in social and religious harmony”, arranged by Pak Institute for peace studies (PIPS) in Lahore on May 16th, 2017, attended by more than thirty (30) teachers... Read More

‘Teachers should play intellectual input in today’s time to stay as role models’


15 May 2017

Events

PIPS workshop with teachers and educationists-I For a teacher to be relevant in today’s time, he or she must pay attention to critical intellectual challenges of the country and stay updated with the usage of modern technologies. Only then can they respond to the needs of the students, swaying them away from extremism. These thoughts came in a day-long workshop held with teachers, on the role of teachers in social and religious harmony, held on 15 May 2017 in Lahore. Around 30... Read More
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