Citizenship and Muslim Perspectives

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KS3: ages 11-14KS4: ages 14-16Book

This book is the result of a collaborative project between Islamic Relief, a development agency and Tide~ Global Learning, a network of teachers based in the West Midlands region. It shares ideas about exploring Muslim perspectives through education and citizenship education to promote social inclusion in the context of cultural pluralism.

The book is designed to encourage students and teachers of all backgrounds to explore Muslim perspectives on contemporary issues. It provides background information on Muslim communities in Britain and a clear and detailed introduction to key beliefs and practices of Muslims around the world.

It is organised around three main case studies: ‘Muslim contributions to the modern world’; ‘Muslim perspectives and the environment’ and ‘Investigating the role of the media’. Each section contains opportunities to explore teachings of Islam in relation to these issues and make connections.

A range of learning approaches are utilised throughout including group discussion and presentation and analysis of media reporting. The activity suggestions are linked to Citizenship programmes of study although they can be adapted for cross-curricular work. A particular strength of the resource is that it encourages teachers and students to examine different perspectives in order to explore their own values and attitudes. The book also includes information about useful teaching resources, organisations and websites providing information and support on related issues.

Overall, a useful reference source that shares ideas about exploring Muslim perspectives to encourage debate about global citizenship.


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BirminghamB30 1HW
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