On February 20, 2020, the Syed Ahsan Ali and Syed Maratib Ali School of Education (SOE) at LUMS invited the Ivy School to discuss the ideas of educational innovation that are being implemented by the organisation. The presentation was part of the SOE Models of Educational Innovation Series, where practitioners are invited to present interesting and innovative solutions to problems of access and quality in education. This interactive forum provides students with a chance to critically reflect on the organisation’s theory of action/change, the scale and sustainability of the model, as well as its larger policy implications.
The Ivy School is an independent private school based in Karachi founded by Ali Anwerzada and Aliya Hashim in 2018. At Ivy, the curriculum and ethos of the school follow the philosophy of Outward Bound Schools, USA. The curriculum is project-based with a strong emphasis on character development and service. The school follows a mastery-based approach to learning and every student is given personalised attention. Learning is supported through daily mentoring, real-world problem-solving and a culture that engenders student voice and agency.
The presentation covered inquiry and mastery, content based literacy, whole child philosophy, service learning projects, and student engaged learning. The event concluded with an engaging Q&A session where the MPhil students and the speakers engaged in meaningful debate on critical issues.