Teaching Strategies

The instructors will provide interactive, activity-based presentations. There will be a team of instructors who are trained and understand the needs of an American Muslim audience. A qualified instructor and one or two TAs who will be prepared to teach the class in the future, will give every class. Lectures will be the shorter portion of the class time. Reading assignments will be given to prepare students for class discussions. Class time will be used to give the basic knowledge about the subject, clarify things, give different perspectives, and discuss, brainstorm, and debate different creative Islamic solutions to new challenges. The following strategies are suggested to keep the learners engaged:

  1. Reading assignments
  2. Class discussions
  3. Role-playing
  4. Debates
  5. Group projects
  6. Individual projects
  7. Research
  8. Reports