MCE of the World Federation in collaboration with Africa Federation Tabligh Board – AFTab continues to organize Teacher Development Programmes for the Madrasah Teachers in Africa.
The Teaching Skills Programme was conducted on 21st and 22nd January 2017 by the Lead Facilitator from MCE Sayyid Aliraza Naqvi from the U.K. and co-facilitated for the first time by Sis. Zishaan e Fatima Karim who was recently trained during the Train the Trainer programme in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. 23 teachers participated from the Madaris of Bujumbura, Bukoba and Mwanza Jamaats.
The Micro Teach Session followed on 28th January, which was conducted by Sis. Shaida Abdulrasul. Sis. Zishaan e Fatima Karim and Sis. Shaida Abdulrasul are both resource persons from AFTab, based in Dar es Salaam.
Following is a brief report.
The objective of the Teaching Skills Programme, which includes the Micro teach Sessions, is to increase the skills of the teachers, and to shift their attitudes and behaviours so that they may be better able to support the learning of the students.
The long-term plan and objective is to provide every teacher who has been trained with the Teaching Skills, five sessions of Micro-teaching experience.
Total of 23 teachers were newly trained in the TSP whilst 18 teachers from the same cohort continued with their journeys on the Micro Teaching Practice.
Modules in the Teaching Skills Programme included:
- Role and Responsibility of a Madrasah Teacher
- Lesson Planning and Planning Skills
- Learning and Reflective Practice
Comments from Participants regarding the TSP Modules and Program:
- The approach was excellent. The style of making us understand was amazing. I thank you sincerely.
- The module was helpful as I got to learn on how to upgrade my profession, change my ways of teaching for the betterment of my children, and help them build and grow.
- Got to self-reflect myself in order to help me understand my children better
- The power of positivity of our facilitator made this module very helpful for us.
- We have to implement new ways and leave our traditional teachings aside
- For the betterment of any institution, it is very important that to run professionally and after having such session we can do it.
- This programme has shown that even though I have the knowledge I need to further those skills and challenge myself to be a madrasah teacher so that I can fulfil the needs of my students.
- Extremely helpful and has made me realise the needs of children and given a completely new perspective on teaching.This program is very useful and beneficial please make sure it reaches to all
- An amazing experience that can never be forgotten. Thank you.
- All the activities were an eye-opener and the reflective moments were very challenging and made us realize what is expected in our duties.
The Micro Teach Session included:
- Debrief session, recapping on the modules learnt during the Teaching Skills Program
- The teachers were then allocated into groups of 6 and were given the opportunity to teach on any topic, to a batch of students (other teachers) and one observer who was also one of the participants.
- A debrief session was conducted after their teaching practice to discuss general feedback from observations made.
Comments from Participants regarding the Micro Teach Session:
- The microteaching was excellent, I got to learn new ways of teaching that I could implement in my class and got many ideas about teaching and class management too.
- It was very informative. I loved the mentor, very clear to the point. Have to work on my strengths.
- It provided a chance where I can use the new skills like VAK. What made it helpful was the feedback provided by my peers and facilitator.
- It was so helpful. It gave me a chance to overcome my fear of the audience and Alhamdulillah, I was confident. Overall, it was a great experience.
The Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTab) wishes to convey its deep appreciation to MCE of the World Federation and Sayyid Aliraza Naqvi from the U.K. for the efforts and conducting these trainings for the development of Madrasah Teachers. The Board also wishes to record its appreciation to Sis. Zishaan e Fatima Karim and Sis. Shaida Abdulrasul for sparing their valuable time and facilitation for these training sessions.
On behalf of Africa Federation, we extend our gratitude to Mwanza Jamaat and the Madressah Management for hosting the training program and kind hospitality ensuring the comfort of the teachers from Bujumbura and Bukoba Jamaats.
We also wish to thank the Jamaats of Bujumbura and Bukoba for sending their Madressah teachers for this invaluable opportunity.
Our sincere gratitude to the Africa Federation Secretariat for their support and financial contributions towards the AFTab training sessions.
Lastly, we acknowledge and express our deep appreciation to the teachers who committed for this Training Program as well as their families for their unconditional support as they continue to serve the children of our community.
Dar Es Salaam