Workshop debriefing: Thank you for attending
A big thank you from myself and the Muslims of Norwich Community to participants at our Islam Awareness Week educators’ workshop Healing Fractures; for your incredible engagement during the sesssions, your positive feedback and especially to those of you who did interviews and partook in lunch and networking at the adjacent mosque after the event. If the following statement is indicative of your experiences, this workshop has certainly met its goal of inspiring and enlightening relevant professionals regarding the “potential application of the vast heritage of Islam’s holistic educational philosophy in solving the current crisis in UK education.”–
“…applicable across nation states and religions…”
We have collected a great deal of audio-visual material and notes, including participants’ original session notes. I will endeavour to share this information and answer any follow-up questions in the following posts, especially for those of you who you didn’t get a chance to round off – and hopefully in that process find time to present some of the free opportunities offered by the internet for after-school collaboration and community building. Please feel free to engage.
Some of the practical issues to be discussed here include:
- assessment using monitoring during specific exercises and various note-gathering techniques
- how to interactively choose exercises to reflect needs of individual classes and students as they arise
- reflections on some materials, including that which did not go into the workshop
- some of the rationale behind these choices in a live class room situation
- discussing some of the pitfalls involved when implementing CL
Don’t hesitate to open subjects of interest or debate and share thoughts and views on the session here. Stay tuned for updates on twitter.
Please enjoy and help promote the Muslim community’s efforts during the Islam Awareness Week.
“In terms of Cooperative Learning (…) very, very good and worthwhile taking away and trying to implement, the discursive element was fantastic.”
* See Newletter #1: The Dance Floor is made of Lava