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 →

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 →

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 →

Cooperative Learning; (an) engaging business

I have pointed out in the about section that Cooperative Learning can be used  "Everywhere you find a group of people, including classrooms, study groups, even teacher-parent knees-ups…." Here is the evidence from Mr Khalid Mair, a London businessman and experienced coach with a longstanding commitment to community building. In these comments on Healing Fractures II - Beyond... 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 →

“Healing Fractures II – Beyond Birmingham?” #1 – video introduction

The first video from the educators' workshop Healing Fractures II - Beyond Birmingham? during Islam Awareness Week 2015 now online. Opens video in new window. Also see Cooperative Learning & the Knowledge Café format: student-centred enquiry for adults "Healing Fractures II" video library here. Also see more on the Mona Siddiqui anecdote: Learning Wisely – Living Virtuously: From... Continue Reading →

Cooperative Learning & the Knowledge Café format: student-centred enquiry for adults

Last week saw a select group of educationalists and researchers from disparate backgrounds engaging the burning conundrum of education, community building, religion, identity, attainment and social cohesion in multicultural Britain. (See all related posts). The workshop enquired into various themes, including: systemic issues and the purpose of ‘modern’ education in secular post-modernity community building boundaries;... Continue Reading →

Critical thinking & community empowerment: coming soon to a staff room near you?

An MTA training event "Muslim Teachers of the Future" yesterday raised the level, urgency and sheer importance of investigative sessions such as Healing Fractures II. Odd thing to write under a heading which includes the word "Critical thinking", but if Sunday's event is anything to go by, I want to start by quite uncritically recommending  Muslim Teacher's Association's training... Continue Reading →

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