Education

Scope of Islamic Banking, Participant Banking by Nadeem Saleh

  Islamic banking, termed participant banking, is outgrowing conventional banking in many of the world’s predominantly Islamic countries. Today the total participant banking market is worth around $920 billion, which is projected to grow more than $1.6 trillion ( the total outlay of Pakistan budget 2016-17 is 4.9 trillion) by 2020, research by EY shows. Particularly the Gulf States are seeing rapid participant banking growth. Return on Equity within the sector remains relatively robust at 12.6% In a recent EY study, titled ‘World Islamic Banking Competitiveness Report  2016’, the professional services firm explores the Islamic Banking landscape. The report is ...

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Revealed: these are the 10 happiest cities in the UK for students

Want to find happiness? Move to Belfast. The happiest students can be found in Northern Ireland, according to a survey which ranks the UK’s best university towns and cities. In particular, Belfast came top of the ranking, with an impressive 94% of students saying they’re ‘very happy’ with their education and city life. Brighton came second, with 93% of people studying at the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton claiming to be very satisfied, followed by Coventry with 92%. (Picture: Getty) The survey, carried out by accommodation provider Sodexo, asked thousands of students across the country to rate how they ...

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20 Observable Characteristics Of Effective Teaching

20 Observable Characteristics Of Effective Teaching by TeachThought Staff What makes an effective teacher? Or more specifically, what observable characteristics might you see and hear? The University of Minnesota offered some observable characteristics of effective teaching which, while focused on teacher actions rather than student learning, had some useful tips–not so much how to teach generally, but specific actions that you can use tomorrow. In “How A Good Teacher Becomes Great,” we theorized that good teachers “know which assessments are for “show,” and which are for “go”—that is, which look good from 10 feet, and which provide visibility for both the student ...

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8 Reflective Questions To Help Any Student Think About Their Learning

by TeachThought Staff For in-person professional development from TeachThought on reflection in learning or any other topic your school or district might need, contact us today. What’s the big deal about thinking about something that already happened? In our ’10 Characteristics Of A Highly-Effective Learning Environment‘, we suggested that learning habits–reflection, for example–were constantly present and modeled. 9. Learning habits are constantly modeled Cognitive, meta-cognitive, and behavioral “good stuff” is constantly modeled. Curiosity, persistence, flexibility, priority, creativity, collaboration, revision, and even the classic Habits of Mind are all great places to start. So often what students learn from those around them is ...

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Are You Working In Your Career or On Your Career?

As you may know, over the past four years Scott Young and I developed an online course about career mastery called Top Performer. It teaches you how to apply the rules of deliberate practice and depth to systematically get ahead in your professional life. We’re planning on opening the course to new students next week. In anticipation for this next launch, Scott and I wanted to share a series of articles on interesting lessons we’ve learned about career mastery from the previous sessions of the course. Below is the first such lesson. It was written by Scott. To avoid cluttering the blog, the subsequent ...

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Education System of Pakistan

Introduction It is mandated in the Constitution of Pakistan to provide free and compulsory education to all children between the ages of 5-16 years and enhance adult literacy. With the 18th constitutional amendment the concurrent list which comprised of 47 subjects was abolished and these subjects, including education, were transferred to federating units as a move towards provincial autonomy. The year 2015 is important in the context that it marks the deadline for the participants of Dakar declaration (Education For All [EFA] commitment) including Pakistan. Education related statistics coupled with Pakistan’s progress regarding education targets set in Vision 2030 and ...

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10 Quotes You Should Adopt in Your Everyday Life

Most of us live by a motto, whether it’s one we’re taught or one we’ve developed over time. For example, a close friend of mine lives by her two self-created rules of “Don’t be a jerk” and “Be a homie,” which I wish I had come up with first.  However, with all the great quotes out there (especially on Pinterest), it’s difficult to embrace just one as your day-to-day mantra.  Here are 10 quotes you should consider adopting in your everyday life: 1. “You have not lived today until you’ve done something for someone who can never repay you.”—John Bunyan ...

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If You Have These 6 Struggles, You’re Highly Intelligent

Most people regard highly intelligent people as super humans who have it all figured out simply because their brains can help them in any life situation and they don’t have to struggle with the problems of the ordinary people. Yet, the reality is quite different, as no matter how intelligent someone may be, they are, at the end of the day, just human. They struggle with issues somewhat different than those of the rest of the world, but still challenging and difficult. If you are a highly intelligent person, these struggles and the lack of understanding from peers can leave ...

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Education Crisis

A CRISIS that has been several decades in the making, increasing in intensity while government after successive government was allowed to evade its responsibilities, appears to be reaching a head. What started off as some protests by citizens against private educational institutions raising their fee, appears to be snowballing into a larger, countrywide debate — with growing criticism being directed against what is being seen as a sector that effectively operates as a cartel. From the highest level of government, the Prime Minister’s Office, has come the assurance that ‘something will be done’ — though exactly what, remains uncertain, given ...

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