Lots of questions and maybe a few answers.
The essence of a “conversation” on Islamic Pedagogy is to grapple with the issues that we as teachers face in Islamic schools, Muslim schools, weekend schools, and madaris (pl. madrassa).
If you’ve been following the past three posts, here’s what’s unique and exciting about this blog and why you should stay engaged:
1. Educational perspectives grounded in the Islamic tradition
Returning back to my post on Islamic Pedagogy, the posts you’ll read on this blog will not be generic issues in teaching that you can find anywhere else.
The posts will be grounded in thinking through contemporary educational issues from the perspective of an Islamic Pedagogy – or educational values grounded in the Islamic tradition.
2. Critical questions about Islamic schooling
The posts on this blog will raise difficult questions that we think about as educators related to school visions, teaching, school management, teaching Islamic studies, and the list could go on.
Critical questions will be raised with the perspectives of our contributors that are by no means intended to be answers but positions to be debated and discussed.
3. Relevant, practical, timely issues
The aim of the blog is to raise relevant, practical, and timely issues that affect Islamic school parents, teachers, students, and administrators in their daily work.
The posts are not intended to be verbose position essay on theories of education. Rather the aim is to raise issues that are every day issues in schools.
4. Dynamic contributors with diverse perspectives
You can expect a core group of dynamic Muslim educators who will be part of our writing team who come from different parts of the world, have varying experiences as educators (academics, teachers, principals, counsellors, etc.) and who have diverse interests related to Islamic schools (e.g. Leadership, Curriculum, Special Education, etc.)
Have we missed anything? I hope you’re excited about what we have planned.
From the next post we hope to start getting into it but until then, feel free to let us know if there are topics you feel should be emphasized or if you’d like to write guest posts!