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 →

MTA presents Cooperative Learning at Berrymede, London

On January 23, I have the honour of presenting Cooperative Learning at one of this month's MTA Weekend workshops at Berrymede Junior School. I want to again promote the Muslim  Teacher's Association for making very expensive speakers and CPD events available to both Muslim and non-Muslim educationists at a fraction of market price. Last year... Continue Reading →

Introducing Mr Tai; special guest speaker at Charlie Hebdo

It is a great pleasure to introduce Mr Kaushar Tai as a guest speaker at next week's Charlie Hebdo event in Walsall.  Kaushar Tai one of Britain's most recognised and experienced Muslim consultants on Islam, interfaith and race relations, and has been invited to host his courses on Islam and culture clashes across the world, including USA,... Continue Reading →

Charlie Hebdo & Islam; effectively handling controversy and FBV

In response to January’s dark anniversary, the Association of Muslims Schools presents a unique Cooperative Learning course to teachers in Walsall primary and secondary schools. Following the development of 21st century British Muslim, I have created this twilight course for the AMS to provide delegates with a transferable lesson plan to handle ISIS, terrorism, homophobia and similar... Continue Reading →

Enquiry & Immersion: Why enquire? A message from the course leader

Raising the standard above the bog-of-superstition: Why faith communities should be delivering high class, high impact learning experiences to schools. As we have discussed in multiple posts, RE presents a unique opportunity for students to work realistically and experientially with toxic issues and questions of opinion, meaning, argumentation, and multiple truth(s) needed in the ever... Continue Reading →

Thinking children are the future? – Cooperative Learning & (Higher Level) Thinking

Participating in Educating Future Philosophers and Encountering Beliefs (#uaere2015) at the University of East Anglia, followed by delivering a tailored version of the Skills & Mastery course to a Muslim Supplementary School in London, has prompted this short think piece. Very interestingly, Senior lecturers of Philosophy, RE teachers and Muslim faith school context teachers would be... Continue Reading →

“Healing Fractures II”#3: philosophizing from subject knowledge

A number of attendees at "Healing Fractures II - Beyond Birmingham?" have requested links to some of the materials used in the investigative unit. This unit allowed a collaborative yet personal approach to the wide scope of Trojan Horse fall-out. Following the mental and emotional lead-in using open questions and imagery discussed in the previous Healing Fractures II... Continue Reading →

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