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Developing A Citizenship Curriculum Through An Islamic Perspective



F.A.Q.

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  1. Do I have to understand all about citizenship before I start teaching these materials?
  2. Do I need training in the programme before I start?
  3. What if I don’t know the answer to any of the questions?
  4. Do I have to complete all 22 lessons for each key stage?
  5. Do I have to follow all the lesson activities outlined?
  6. Can pupils take home pupil activity sheets?
  7. Do I have to start each lesson with a recap?
  8. Do I have to follow the instructions precisely? If the lesson plan says, for example, divide into groups of four or small groups do I have to? Or can we stay as a whole class?
  9. You have suggested that selected pupils read the qur’anic verses and the hadith. What if I don’t have anybody suitable?
  10. How long should I spend on each lesson?
  11. What if the lesson timing goes wrong-can I continue next week?
  12. What if the lesson does not capture their imagination at all and we have finished early –can we do something else?
  13. Can I use the KS2 materials for KS3?
  14. Do I have to use all the qur’an, hadith and sirah materials?
  15. Which qur’an translations have you used and why have you not always quoted the complete ayah?
  16. Why have you put brackets around some of the phrases in an ayah?
  17. Will I need to do much preparation?
  18. Where do I go for advice?
  19. Will the pupils be offered a certificate for the work we have done?

 

 

1) Do I have to understand all about citizenship before I start teaching these materials?
No, nobody does. Do not pretend to but seek advice if in doubt. You may find it helpful to read Maurice Irfan Coles’ discussion paper as it covers all the key areas. [top]

2) Do I need training in the programme before I start?
No it is not required but we strongly advise your madrasah to follow the on-line training package. We are happy to answer any questions about this. You can, of course, follow the training package by yourself but it is often helpful to have a colleague to discuss it with. [top]

3) What if I don’t know the answer to any of the questions?
If you cannot answer a question, make a note of it and send it to us or ask others that are involved in using the materials. [top]

4) Do I have to complete all 22 lessons for each key stage?
No but we strongly advise you to do the first three in order because these are the keys skills that students will develop in the course of the programme. If you wi sh you can choose which others you want to teach. [top]

5) Do I have to follow all the lesson activities outlined?
No but you may find it helpful to do so. Again, the evaluations told us that those who benefited most followed the course of study. The amount of material you cover will depend on your pace and on your class. You can adapt them as you go along to suit your own circumstances if you wish. [top]

6) Can pupils take home pupil activity sheets?
Yes, if you wish. We try to encourage this as so much leaning these days takes place outside the formal classroom setting. [top]

7) Do I have to start each lesson with a recap?
It is very helpful because it reminds you and your pupils of previous learning. [top]

8) Do I have to follow the instructions precisely? If the lesson plan says, for example, divide into groups of four or small groups do I have to? Or can we stay as a whole class?
It depends on the size and nature of your class and on the size of the classroom. Wherever possible try to follow the instructions but be adaptable. [top]

9) You have suggested that selected pupils read the qur’anic verses and the hadith. What if I don’t have anybody suitable?
In this case please read them yourself and get all the pupils to recite them aloud. [top]

10) How long should I spend on each lesson?
We recommend an hour for each lesson and you will need to adapt the lesson to fit the time. [top]

11) What if the lesson timing goes wrong-can I continue next week?
Yes, but that will throw out the timings and you may need to revise the teaching programme. [top]

12) What if the lesson does not capture their imagination at all and we have finished early –can we do something else?
Yes, you can choose to do something else. Our evaluations showed that some needed more rather than less time however. [top]

13) Can I use the KS2 materials for KS3?
We would discourage this especially but the whole programme is designed to be as flexible as possible and you need to fit your lessons to suit the pupils you have. [top]

14) Do I have to use all the qur’an, hadith and sirah materials?
If you wish to you are at liberty so to do.  You can, however, make a choice. We have used ahadith that scholars have agreed are acceptable to both sunni and shi`I traditions.  We have, as a separate appendix, provided a list of ahadith that shi`ahs may wish to use in additon. [top]

15) Which qur’an translations have you used and why have you not always quoted the complete ayah?
In the course of the trials we used a number of different translations. The scholars decided that, given the ages of the pupils, it was best to extract the key message from any one ayah.  So the translations are as close to the original as possible but are not literal. For that reason we decided to include only the key messages rather than translate every word. [top]

16) Why have you put brackets around some of the phrases in an ayah?
These words are there to enhance the meaning of the ayah and help understand the message. [top]

17) Will I need to do much preparation?
It is advisable to make sure you know what you are doing in advance and have read the materials and thought about the lessons. Even if you read them just before you teach them that is preferable to not looking at them at all. [top]

18) Where do I go for advice?
The leicester based ice team will be happy to answer any questions preferably by e-mail. But we will respond to telephone enquiries too. [top]

19) Will the pupils be offered a certificate for the work we have done?
Everybody will be given a certificate of participation, a copy of which you can download. We are exploring teacher certification in the longer term. [top]

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