1 Edwardes College Peshawar (PAKISTAN)
2 The University of Lahore (PAKISTAN)
3 Forman Christian College Lahore (PAKISTAN)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN16 Proceedings
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 581-588
ISBN: 978-84-608-8860-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.0111
Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain
The research involved discovering education system, effective at higher education in Pakistan, appropriate towards superior level of learning and personal growth of students. The study explored either the semester system with outcome based assessment has a greater impact on students’ performance or the annual system. System of education is an important element that needs to be considered as it directly affects the performance of a student. A student’s performance is dependent upon the system according to which the education is being facilitated. The objective was to find best learning environments suitable for students which would also facilitate them to achieve their futuristic career pursuits. This research also objectifies to find out the difficulties that students face in semester and annual system and how they perform in those teaching-learning environments. Qualitative research was conducted in order to conduct this case study. The primary data was collected through questionnaires and secondary data through internet, journals and business magazines. The questionnaires were distributed to different stake holders i.e. parents, teachers and students of schools, colleges, universities of both private and government sector within the vicinity of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The study also proved that reflective practices, constructive alignment, curriculum objective, surface and deep approach by the faculty were the main ingredients that engaged students at high level in its learning. The discussion lead to the result that day to day judgment and regular performance evaluation through projects, assignments and quizzes makes it more stress-free to judge a student in terms of behavior, education, class participation and extra-curricular activities. The research presented clear results that the semester system is far better and modified than the annual system, not only producing better results, but also making the students learn more effectively and comprehensively.
Semester system, Annual system, Education, Students performance, Outcome Based Assessment.