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Dealing with Poor Literacy among Madrassah Pupils

Poor literacy skills especially among KS 1&2 pupils (age 5-11) can be a great hindrance to smooth teaching and pupil-teacher interaction and learning in Madrassah context. Especially so because teaching Islam is often done using some non-every day vocabulary and the teacher has to speak about abstract ideas such as Paradise, angels, patience etc. Children [...]

Dealing with Poor Literacy among Madrassah Pupils2021-03-20T20:21:32+00:00

Well Rounded Muslims

Developing Good, Well Rounded Muslims   As our Madrassah pupils grow, we want them to: Gain knowledge in all areas of Islam (Fiqh, Aqidah, Qur’an, Hadith, Tafseer) Practise Islam sincerely to please Allah (not for their parents or teachers.) Love and fear Allah and follow the Sunnah and love the Prophet ﷺ Establish a connection with [...]

Well Rounded Muslims2021-03-20T20:21:38+00:00

Developing Skills

As Madrassah teachers, you are in the best position to help your Madrassah pupils develop a number of different skills. These skills will help the pupils practise Islam and assist them throughout their lives, Insha’Allah. Skills are defined as ‘the ability to do something well’ and can include: Problem solving Reading the Qur’an Tajweed Qur’an memorisation [...]

Developing Skills2021-03-20T20:21:38+00:00

Using Technology in the Madrassah Classroom

  Technology in the Madrassah can be used to: To keep students interested To make the learning and teaching more effective Extend learning to outside the Madrassah Pictures, audio and video recordings, online encyclopaedias and dictionaries, apps and VLE systems can all be incorporated in to Madrassah teaching. Technology should never be used without a purpose. [...]

Using Technology in the Madrassah Classroom2016-12-20T10:56:21+00:00

Learning Styles

People gather, process and interpret information in different ways. Students have different preferences in how they learn best. These preferences are sometimes called learning styles and are used to describe and detail the different ways students learn. Some students learn well with visual forms of information such as written texts, pictures and diagrams, some may [...]

Learning Styles2021-03-20T20:21:39+00:00

Thinking Skills

As Muslims, we all know the importance of reflection (tadabbur) in Islam. Allah (swt) says in the Qur’an: "Will they not then ponder the Qur'an or are there locks upon their hearts?" [Qur'an - Muhammad 47:24] Allah is not only asking us to recite the Qur'an, rather He is asking us to go a step further [...]

Thinking Skills2016-12-20T11:46:47+00:00

Blooms Taxonomy

Bloom's Taxonomy is a multi-tiered model which can be used to group or classify thinking into six levels of complexity. It can be used in the Madrassah classroom to encourage critical thinking in Madrassah pupils. Madrassah teachers can use it to plan questions they will ask their pupils on the topic they will be teaching. [...]

Blooms Taxonomy2021-03-20T20:21:40+00:00

Problem Solving

Problem solving is: “The process of working through details of a problem to reach a solution.” Problem solving is an important skill needed in everyday life and teaches children how to solve a problem effectively, calmly and in a way which would please Allah in accordance with Islamic principles. As Madrassah teachers, you can develop [...]

Problem Solving2016-12-20T11:46:26+00:00

Qur’an Memorisation

Memorising the Qur’an has many merits. Prophet Muahmmad (p.b.u.h) said: “It will be said to the companion of the Qur’an (i.e. the one who memorized and studied it): ‘Read, advance in status and recite as you used to do in the world, for your status will be commensurate with the last aayah that you recite.’ [...]

Qur’an Memorisation2016-12-20T11:45:47+00:00

Reading the Qur’an

Reading the Qur’an in Arabic is an important skill for any Madrassah pupil. This section will provide tips on teaching them to read Arabic with the intention of progressing onto reading the Qur’an. Tips Use a variety of different teaching strategies to ensure the pupils can recognise, read and write Arabic letters in different forms. [...]

Reading the Qur’an2021-03-20T20:21:40+00:00
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