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“School began with a man under a tree who did not know he was a teacher discussing his realization with a few who did not know that they were students. The students reflected on what was exchanged and how good it was to be in the presence of this man. They aspired that their sons also listen to such a man. Soon spaces were erected and the first schools became …… That is why it is good for the mind to go back to the beginning because the beginning of any established activity of man is its most wonderful moment. For in its lies all its spirit and resourcefulness, from which we must constantly draw our inspirations of present needs.” (In Louis Kahn. Essential Text, pp. 64-65)
At all levels, the educational programmes of our Faculty have a unique tradition of integrating the expertise and perspectives of different departments. Our department’s role is to enlighten students on the fundamental psychological processes of learning and development. We also share our expertise in learning assessment, special educational needs, and counselling psychology, in order to help build the professionalism of teachers and educational leaders. Independently, our department runs a Master of Arts programme in School Guidance and Counselling, which is a self-financed programme. With our Research Postgraduate Programmes, we cultivate the next generation of scholar-researchers in the field of educational psychology.