“The role of the Muslim Educator is not only to be an Mu’allim, but to be a Murabbi”

Syed Hussain Nasser

In today’s episode, I have Dr. Nadeem Memon joining us to talk to about some of the awesome work he’s doing in the field of teacher education and Islamic pedagogy.

Dr. Nadeem is the Director of Islamic Education and a senior lecture at the University of South Australia. He’s also the Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE) in the School of Education at UniSA.

If you’re surprised with his role a large western university, wait until you hear more about CITE and some of the ground breaking and innovative work they are doing in the field of Muslim education. 

Actually, CITE’s 4th annual Islamic schooling conference is coming up, and this year’s topic is on social justice in Islamic schools. We get deep into the topic, so make sure you listen till the end. You’ll come out with a new awaking inshallah!

I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy this episode as much as I did recording it. It’s interviews like this that motivate me to do what I do!

Some takeaways from this episode:

  • The MakkahCentric Education Podcast is paving the way for leaders in the field to reach more audiences by providing an accessible platform for all stakeholders to learn from.
  • Islamic pedagogy requires us to think beyond curriculum content.
  • Islamic pedagogy is about the values and purpose we hold dear to ourselves that define our approach to teaching. 
  • CITE offers 2 online graduate programs in teacher education and you can get an accredited teaching degree specializing in Islamic education/pedagogy.
  • It’s high time to address social justice in Islamic schools and that’s what this year’s conference addresses.
  • Social justice education is about acknowledging, addressing, rectifying inequities, and acknowledging aspects of privilege that exist within schools.
  • We all have privileges that we need to check and ensure we are not using those privileges to deny our students equitable access to education.
  • How we speak to, speak about, and engage parents can affect learning opportunities for students.
  • And so much more!

Resources & links mentioned in this episode

Episode #012: The Difference Between a Muslim School & an Islamic One, and Where You Fit In

The Centre of Islamic Thought and Education

4th Annual Islamic Schooling Conference & Forum: A Focus on Social Justice

Accredited Islamic Education Programs for Muslim Educators

Dr. Muhamad Abdullah’s on the conference

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2 comments on #013: Islamic Pedagogy, Social Justice, and Engaging Parents w/ Dr. Nadeem Memon

  1. Zahra Osman says:

    Join the Islamic School Educators facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/230192861012086/

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