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 →

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 →

“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 →

Enquiry & Immersion in East Anglia; new mosque field trips in 2015

I am very pleased to have been formally commissioned by the Ihsan Mosque of Norwich to handle all school visits from December 1, 2014.  NEW: Full primary programme now available. It is a great honour to serve the Ihsan Mosque and the wider school community of East Anglia by providing not only an outstanding experience to students, but... Continue Reading →

No way back to Kansas: The wider context of Thursday’s course

“Mr Werdelin has developed a propitious educational project whose significance is as far reaching as its necessity in today’s big education debates...” - Mujadad Zaman, MPhil Educational Research Methods, PhD student candidate at the Faculty of Education, Cambridge University. *   For the benefit of attendees of Islam in RE: Religious Literacy & Controversy Through Enquiry this coming... Continue Reading →

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