Learning, Education and Technology, the University of Oulu, Finland
After completing Helsinki Summer School in 2015, I had a strong feeling towards Finnish education system. The course intensively introduced us to the system, and we were fortunate enough to spend a day in Puistolan Peruskoulu, meeting teachers, pupils and the leadership team in that comprehensive school. I graduated from the course with a strong determination to go home and work on improving Khalifah Model School, both primary and secondary, to genuinely become a model school.
The idea is simple.
Alhamdulillah, Solatan wa salaman ‘ala Rasulillah. Amma ba’du.
After observing in more than one thousand classrooms, John Goodlad and his team of researchers found that the following patterns characterize most classrooms:
To stay within the capacity of the students’ understanding.
Going through the traditions of our beloved Prophet Muhammad PBUH, I question myself, how different the way the Sahabah learnt from and with Rasulullah PBUH, compared to the way we and our students learn about Islam today? And how much the differences influence the outcome?
Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh.
Alhamdulillah. Solatan wa salaman ‘ala Rasulillah. Amma Ba’du.
Sheikh Ramzy Ajem laid down many fundamental aspects on how Islam emphasises on connecting knowledge with action. Learning demonstrated by Rasulullah PBUH was always with the motivation of acting upon it. That is one of the thing we can relate when Rasulullah PBUH used a lot of modelling on how the understanding should be applied.
“Pray, the way you saw me praying”
“Take from me your Manasik (Hajj)”
Third Khalifah’s Responsibility: Keep the Physical World Good, Clean and Beautiful, Pleasing to Allah
Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh. Alhamdulillah. Solatan wa salaman ‘ala Rasulillah. Amma ba’du.
Firstly, thank you to Sheikh Ramzy Ajem for such an inspiring and reflective lecture. Sheikh listed four important characters of a classroom to be considered as sound and aligned with the spirit of Islam, which are: