Technology and Innovation; Moving from Good to Great on a Journey of Excellence
The Technology and Innovation unit is part of the Department of Studies; it includes Instructional Technology, ICTech and IDEAL AIMS.
The convergence of collaborative constructivist ideas and instructional technology is transforming education systems all over the world. Instructional technology broadens the scope of education beyond textbooks and the integration of ICT in the teaching and learning process recognizes the need to have a seamless flow between learning at school, at home, at work and at play.
The Pakistan International School System has been incorporating ICT in its classrooms for over a decade and it took the initiative to establish a separate Instructional Technology Unit to facilitate its teachers and students in integrating ICT in subject instruction and, in so doing, promote critical thinking skills. The Instructional Technology Unit designs projects in a way that allows students to participate in their learning process and acquire 21st century skills, thus creating a Meaningful Learning Environment. Whole class activities encourage students to engage in a collaborative learning experience, both in a local context and globally. Through global partnership with schools around the world, students develop into e-citizens and become creators and propagators of new knowledge and information. Purposeful integration of ICT makes the classroom a genuine learning place and leads students into a meaningful application of the IT skills acquired in the ICTech lessons.
The modern Science Laboratories provide students with the necessary skills and techniques for standard, everyday science laboratory work. Science Laboratories focus on the fundamental principles of the biological and physical sciences and emphasizes analytical laboratory techniques and applications, specifically in the realms of chemistry and biology. The curriculum enables the student to explore a variety of laboratory testing techniques and to prepare and operate various types of tools and electronic analysis equipment.