“Allah does not hold the people of ignorance responsible for not learning, until He has held the people of knowledge responsible for not teaching.”
Imam Ali (AS)
The Madrasah Centre of Excellence (MCE) continues to organize Teacher Development Programmes in collaboration with AFTAB for the Madaris in Africa. The Neuropsychology of Learning Programme (NPL) is a two days’ course aimed at assisting teachers better understand themselves, their students, and how to positively inspire the next generation.
NPL focuses on the learner-centred approach to education, which is centred around each individual child. A combination of formal and informal processes such as collaborative learning (learning something together) and role-modelling creates an attitude that respects differences and self-awareness that children and young people benefit from.
Who says teachers can’t have any fun?
Teachers engage in interactive activities aimed at learning about a number of different teaching models, which help to increase student motivation, engagement and teacher effectiveness in an interesting way. They take part in a number of activities, including card sorting, group discussions and designing t-shirts, which helps to consolidate all that they’ve learnt throughout the programme.
NPL exercises allow teachers to identify their own temperament and interaction style and learn different ways on how to engage with individuals of another temperament. They discuss strengths and challenges of being a teacher and how to overcome them by adapting to other styles. NPl is tried and tested and has a survey proving the effects of it in schools. Mombasa Jaffery has been pioneers in the same.
A Neuropsychology of Learning Programme was conducted for the first cohort of Bilal Comprehensive School Teachers in Dar es Salaam from 9th to 10th February. The workshop was coached and trained by Sis. Shama Dewji & Br. Shabbir Hussein Khalfan from the Africa Federation Capacity Building Group whereby a total of 20 teachers were trained.
This has greatly elevated the participants in their teaching approach and expectation were met to achieve the desired results.
The Session in Progress – February 2019
Comments from the Participants of the Program:
“What I liked the most was……
- Cooperation between the teachers and facilitator
- Increasing teacher effectiveness
- The way facilitator was conducting the lesson, they tried to ensure that everyone understood the lesson (presentation).
- The way the presentation was done.
- It’s the best programme and it has actually changed my life not only as lead but also as family man and as teacher”.
- Whenever I needed explanation, it was done nicely.
A Group Photograph of Bilal Comprehensive School Teachers, Administrator and the Facilitators
Appreciation from AFTAB:
The Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTAB) is grateful to Africa Federation for supporting the program, the Bilal Muslim Mission Tanzania for hosting the event, the facilitators Br. Shabbirhussein Khalfan, and Sis. Shama Dewji for their valuable time once again to reach out and the Teaching Personnel’s for attending and contributing positively during the sessions.