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IDSP Academic Prospectus

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Course Announcment for 2010

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Development Studies Courses

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In 2007 IDSP conducted four theory and practice based courses in the Pishin, Khuzdar, Sibi and Mastung Districts The Course on Development practices studies is aimed at young people across Pakistan to nurture the analytical thinking and practice building partnerships with communities and individuals, the other related practice is in research skills. These courses are designed to engage young men and women in various communities of Pakistan to help in their understanding of the contemporary social, cultural and community development issues and challenges for generating informed and need based responses.

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Mainstreaming Gender and Development

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The courses on gender mainstreaming in development are aimed to develop critically conscious, active and skilled women leadership who can analyze and articulate the complex issues of Democracy, human rights and development and can generate actions for ensuring women active participation in the decision making at various levels.

Profile of the Participants
Women(aged 20-35) from the particular districts are encouraged to apply for the internship ffered from IDSP. The young women with basic literacy in any language can apply for the course. The course provided spaces to 55 women in the four districts of Balochsitan which includes Pishin, Khzdar, Sibi and Mustung.

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Professional Development Course

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The Approach

IDSP mainly focus on the individuals to emerge as vital pillars for establishing learning spaces, programs and institutions. The integration of individual's passions and profession is supposed to be the central element for attaining this goal. In this connection, IDSP has offered fellowships to individuals, who want to learn and practice leadership in development as their profession of livelihoods.

As vertical growth each fellow goes through learning phases by entering as intern then gradates as research and teaching coordinator, and then becomes a faculty member, then goes in learning programming as program director, take up associate directorship to learn integration of practices ,programs into institution building.

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Objectives: To generate extensive discourse on the principal themes of a) understanding development issues, b) creating tools for reflection within communities and c) generating indigenous, sustainable and generative actions for self-reliance
Engaging various themes grounded in human and development, and various research methodologies to contextualize individual work for communities
Building capacities and skills to articulate complex development scenario through reflections, presentations and quantitative analysis, and computer skills
To generate local case studies in the frame work of themes from different area of Pakistan which will be helpful for analyzing development paradigms in Pakistan
What Kind of Courses we Offer?
IDSP offers unique, creative and reflective course for bolstering the intellectual and technical capacities of different groups of motivated individuals from various fields of education, research and development. It equips learners with knowledge, understanding, skills and values to work for a people centered and low cost community development and change models.
This course offers advanced study in peer groups with education and community development professionals, experienced teaching staff and field practice supervisors. The different NGOs, educational institutes and universities have already appreciated this course as government of Balochistan has donated land for the campus.

  • Enabling youth for Peace and Pluralism
  • Mainstreaming Gender in Development.
  • Community Development Courses.
  • Diploma in the Development Studies.
What is the Conceptual Framework?
The conceptual framework of the learning processes consists of following salient features.
Connecting self to the World: Social entrepreneur will be encouraged to analyze and develop an understanding of, and ability to communicate, their personal reality, including self, family, and community, provincial, national and international perspectives. It will include cumulative theory, practice, reflection and reviews sessions.
Practicing the Connections: Understanding the historical, political, economic and social development of the world and connecting this to today’s complex personal and global realities. This segment will develop the connection of an individual to the glob through all the logical links, it carries intense readings exercises, discussions, field exposures and, simulation exercise.
Family Development: This segment of the learning process helps in the understanding of family as the basic institution for civil society development and growth, focusing on the practice of self discipline and engaging with ordinary people especially women, young girls and small children in communities.
Conceptualizing Social Development Projects: In this particular segment each Learner/Social entrepreneurs develop a conceptual framework for his/her own development processes and projects. The Social entrepreneurs reconcile the over all theoretical and practice learning and translate it in a formal practice plan. The plan tends to create and develop innovative and sustainable models of livelihood, education and justice.
In order to translate the Retreat lessons into planning and practice, a strategic planning exercise was initiated by IDSP which give logical emergence to Its different programs.
The Key Modules:
This course offers advanced study in peer groups with education and community development professionals, experienced teaching staff and field practice supervisors. The different NGOs, educational institutes and universities have already appreciated this course as government of Balochistan has donated land for the campus of IDSP.
Course modules:

* Discipline, love and Dedication to reality.

* Self growth and Sensitization for behavioral change.

* Introduction to gender basic concepts

* Transforming the learning relationship through mentoring approach.

* Gender and Development

* Political, Social and Economic Analysis Tools

* The Gender dimension of Islam; issues and perspectives.

* Development with out empowerment”; the case of Pakistan.

* Power structures in the gender lens.

* Critical Pedagogy

* Political economy of the resistance based activism.

* Analysis of prevailing pathologies in socio-cultural Paradigms.

* Colonial and Imperialist basis of leading development practices.

* Transformation, Liberation and Development (Islamic Concept)

* Political economy of institutionalization

* Alternative prospects of development and social change

* Participatory Reflection and Action

* Human Relation Training & Knowledge

* Organizational Development and Management

* Action Research

How we conduct the Courses ?
The theory and practice based courses compulsory residential, all the learners Male and female are provided with segregated residential opportunity from Institute.
The individual have to participate and contribute as active learners in the learning discourse. A routine day learning processes during the residential courses is as under.

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