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 Part 1|94 pages

Content Knowledge, Pedagogy and Teaching Methods

chapter 1|14 pages

Sound Pedagogies and Mis-pedagogies in Teaching Islam

Learning from Canadian Muslim Educators
ByClaire Alkouatli

chapter 3|14 pages

Environmental Education and Indonesia's Traditional Islamic Boarding Schools

Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation in the Green Pesantren Initiative
ByAhmad Afnan Anshori, Florian Pohl

chapter 4|12 pages

Developing an Islamic Teacher

Islamic Cultural Contents in an ELT Textbook in a Muslim High School in Southern Thailand
ByYusop Boonsuk, Eric A. Ambele

chapter 5|11 pages

Islamic Instruction as a Student-Centred Approach

BySamina Malik, Nabi Bux Jumani

chapter 6|13 pages

Philosophical Inquiry as a Method for Teaching Islamic Education

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

chapter 7|14 pages

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

ByRosemaliza Binti Mohd Kamalludeen

part Part 2|73 pages

Professional Development, Responsibility and Lifelong Learning

chapter 9|13 pages

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

ByJamiu Abdur-Rafiu, U. A. Ajidagba, Yunus Aliyu

chapter 10|12 pages

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

ByMuhammad Anas Ma’arif, Muhammad Mujtaba Mitra Zuana, Akhmad Sirojuddin

chapter 11|11 pages

Islamic Teacher Professionalism

The Role of Family and Society in Teacher Professionalisation
ByAbulfazl Ghaffari, Dina Yousefi

chapter 12|11 pages

Teachers' Roles in Making Multiple Intelligences Work in Indonesian Muslim Schools

ByMuhammad Zuhdi, Erba Rozalina Yulianti

chapter 13|11 pages

Lifelong Learning among Islamic Studies Teachers

A Path for Professionalism
ByMerah Souad, Tahraoui Ramdane

part Part 3|90 pages

Islamic Curriculum Reform, Assessment and Islamisation of Knowledge

chapter 14|11 pages

Research-Based Reform of Madrasah Curriculum in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Its Implications for Fostering Teachers' Professional Development

ByAmina Isanović Hadžiomerović, Dina Sijamhodžić-Nadarević

chapter 15|16 pages

Arabic Teaching at Australian Islamic Schools

Working with Student Diversity and Curriculum Challenges
ByNadia Selim

chapter 16|11 pages

Islamisation of Knowledge

A Critical Integrated Approach
ByAlhagi Manta Drammeh

chapter 17|13 pages

Maktab Teachers and Behaviour Education

Ruminations from a Teacher Education Programme in the UK
ByImran Mogra

chapter 18|11 pages

Islamic Religious Education (IRE) Teachers in the Netherlands1

From Tradition-Based to Modern Teaching
ByIna ter Avest

chapter 20|14 pages

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

ByTahraoui Ramdane, Merah Souad