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Supporting Modern Teaching in Islamic Schools

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Ismail Hussein Amzat (editor)

Paperback, 302 pages



Pedagogical Best Practice for Teachers


Supporting Modern Teaching in Islamic Schools: Pedagogical Best Practice for Teachers advocates the revamp of the madrasah system and a review of the Islamic curriculum across Muslim countries and emphasises training needs for Islamic teachers for modern instructional practice.


Islamic schools across Muslim countries face 21st-century challenges and teachers need continuing professional development to help them keep abreast of modern teaching practice. Books, papers, educators and parents have consistently called for curriculum change to transform teaching and learning in Islamic schools. Divided into three unique parts, Part 1 of the volume focusses on content knowledge, pedagogy and teaching methods; Part 2 highlights professional development, responsibilities and lifelong learning; and Part 3 comprises chapters on Islamic curriculum review, reform and Islamisation of knowledge.


Scholars from the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Africa review the Islamic curriculum to highlight areas for further improvement and provide modern techniques and methods of teaching for pedagogical best practices and effective outcomes in Islamic schools. With these contributions, this volume will be of interest to OIC countries, Islamic student teachers and Islamic teachers who work in international and local settings.




Part 1: Content Knowledge, Pedagogy and Teaching Methods

1. Sound Pedagogies and Mis-Pedagogies in Teaching Islam: Learning from Canadian Muslim Educators

Claire Alkouatli

2. Are Contemporary Islamic Education and their Pedagogical Approaches Fit for Purpose? A Critique and Way Forward

Yahia Baiza

3. Environmental Education and Indonesia’s Traditional Islamic Boarding Schools: Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation in the Green Pesantren Initiative

Ahmad Afnan Anshori and Florian Pohl

4. Developing an Islamic Teacher: Islamic Cultural Contents in an ELT Textbook in a Muslim High School in Southern Thailand

Yusop Boonsuk and Eric A. Ambele

5. Islamic Instruction as a Student-Centred Approach

Samina Malik and Nabi Bux Jumani

6. Philosophical Inquiry as a Method for Teaching Islamic Education

Wan Mazwati Wan Yusoff, Juhasni Adila Juperi and Abdul Shakour Preece

7. Technology Infusion in the Design of an Impactful Islamic Education Learning Experience

Rosemaliza Binti Mohd Kamalludeen


Part 2: Professional Development, Responsibility and Lifelong Learning

8. Measures of Physiognomies in Fostering Islamic Teachers’ Professionalism in Selected Al-Majiri Integrated Model Schools (AIMS) in Sokoto State, Nigeria

Ahmad Tijani Surajudeen

9. Enhancing Professionalism in Teaching Islamic Studies through Employment of Adequate Instructional Resources

Jamiu Abdur-Rafiu, U. A. Ajidagba, and Yunus Aliyu

10. Improving Islamic Self-Motivation for Professional Development (Study in Islamic Boarding Schools)

Muhammad Anas Ma’arif, Muhammad Mutjaba Mitra Zuana, and Akhmad Sirojuddin

11. Islamic Teacher Professionalism: The Role of Family and Society in Teacher Professionalisation

Abulfazl Ghaffari and Dina Yousefi

12. Teachers’ Roles in Making Multiple Intelligences Work in Indonesian Muslim Schools

Muhammad Zuhdi and Erba Rozalina Yulianti

13. Lifelong Learning among Islamic Studies Teachers: A Path for Professionalism

Merah Souad and Tahraoui Ramdane


Part 3: Islamic Curriculum Reform, Assessment and Islamisation of Knowledge

14. Research-Based Reform of Madrasah Curriculum in Bosnia and Herzegovina and its Implications for Fostering Teachers’ Professional Development

Amina Isanović Hadžiomerović and Dina Sijamhodžić-Nadarević

15. Arabic Teaching at Australian Islamic Schools: Working with Student Diversity and Curriculum Challenges

Nadia Selim

16. Islamisation of Knowledge: A Critical Integrated Approach

Alhagi Manta Drammeh

17. Maktab Teachers and Behaviour Education: Ruminations from a Teacher Education Programme in the UK

Imran Mogra

18. Islamic Religious Education (IRE) Teachers in the Netherlands: From Tradition-Based to Modern Teaching

Ina ter Avest

19. The Role of Supplementary Schools Education in Shaping the Islamic Identity of Muslim Youths in Europe

Mohammad Mesbahi

20. Crafting a Strategy to Assess the Learning of Islamic Studies in Elementary Schools

Tahraoui Ramdane and Merah Souad



Ismail Hussein Amzat is an Associate Professor, Kulliyyah of Education in the Department of Social Foundation and Educational Leadership at the International Islamic University Malaysia.