Islam is consistently misrepresented in the West, with the media often portraying Islam as a threat to western beliefs and values.
In a media age it is vital that young people are equipped with the knowledge they need to understand Islam and the Islamic world properly, in both a local and a global context.
The Alwaleed Centre is a resource for all schools concerned with approaches to the study and understanding of Islam. The Centre can offer advice on lesson planning, deliver one-off lectures or workshops, and even organise engaging study-days on such themes as Islamic Civilisation, Muslims in Britain, and the relationship between the World of Islam and the West.
We are in the process of compiling a comprehensive set of resources for teachers which will be available to download from this website. Teachers can be assured that any materials found on this website are suitable for use in the classroom.
Links to useful multimedia resources for teachers teaching Islam in secondary schools as well as introductory guides to Islam for those teachers who want to learn more about Islamic belief and practice.
The Alwaleed Centre is a registered provider of CPD training with CPD Scotland. The Centre delivers CPD courses on Islam for RME/RMPS teachers, as well as offering more general introductory sessions for teachers who are interested in broadening their knowledge of Islamic faith and practice.
The Alwaleed Centre delivers regular study days for senior pupils across Scotland exploring the belief, practice and culture of Islam.
These study days are delivered free of charge and involve input from experts at the University of Edinburgh as well contributions from Muslims living and working in Scotland.
For more information and to arrange a study day at your school, follow the link below.
This article was published on Feb 20, 2012