Active Citizens; Cooperative Learning goes Community

Thank you to Inspector Noeleen Murrin and her entire team for today's #ActiveCitizens event to introduce the new funding process, and especially to all the delegates from the four wards of Perry Barr. With Cooperative Learning, the true resources are the participants, regardless of age or objectives. This event marks a new way of staging complex... Continue Reading →

Good teacher overnight; Cooperative Learning in low-resource environments

I have recently been charged by an Uthman ibn Affan Trust to empower Syrian teachers in Turkish refugee camps. The objective of the Trust is to give the next generation of Syrians the skill set needed to rebuild their country. These skills include not only subject knowledge, but, equally importantly, skills of collaboration, creative thinking, democracy and... Continue Reading →

Not Black & White: Bridging the citizen/authority gap

It was a treat to be working with West Midlands Police Small Heath neighbourhood team and the local community organisation Maandeeq last week at Birmingham City Football Club. Thank you to delegates, public services and 3rd sector representatives - and especially Birmingham City Football Club for the lovely venue. And, not least, to Sgts Neil... Continue Reading →

Private or Comprehensive education; not either/or thanks to CL

The stranglehold former public-school pupils have on the UK’s top jobs were laid bare today in a hard-hitting report by the Sutton Trust education charity, shows that virtually every key profession is dominated by privately educated pupils snaffling the senior jobs.  From The Independent. Their grip on power is most noticeable in the judiciary, where 74... Continue Reading →

Islam In RE – Now in Birmingham

My improved version of Islam In RE - Religious Literacy & Controversy through Enquiry is now available to West Midlands Schools on 23rd February in Sparkbrook, Birmingham. The course is presented to all educators interested in Islam and how to deal with ISIS, terrorism, homophobia and similar difficult issues when teaching Islam in RE in relation... Continue Reading →

Being British | Being Muslim

Real safeguarding: A new tailored Cooperative Learning course directly to secondary pupils for one of the UK's leading Cultural Competency Trainers AKSAA are market leaders in Islamic Awareness and Cultural Competency Training. Since 2004 more than 17,500 delegates have undergone unique and insightful courses delivered in over 80 different Local Authority locations across the UK.... Continue Reading →

For the benefit of London delegates; links…

On 4 January the fully developed 21st century British Muslim programme was presented to the two first adopters of 2016, as well as external delegates from the AMS South Hub INSET, forty seats in all. 21st century British Muslim is an 11-hour course developed over 18 months to meet the highly specialised needs of Muslim faith schools in... Continue Reading →

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