Every grade has two projects for the whole year.
Islam places an emphasis on adab, which includes action/ عمل in education, and ensures that knowledge/ علم is being put to good use in society.
When engaged in Project Based Learning (PBL), where students worked in teams to experience and explore relevant real-world problems, questions and challenges; then created presentations and products to share what they have learned. The teacher’s role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor; it is not one of directing and managing all student work.
Projects for junior most grades varied from simple ideas of appreciating nature to building healthier relationships by enhancing “emotional bank balance”.
Middle grades were offered the opportunity of pondering ideas like cause & effect through dominos and difference in thought processes.
Senior grades were provided the window of expressing themselves on different topics.
Two school projects were planned and executed during the year 2016~17.
From 1st school project, students learnt Azan, its manners, dua after azan in the light of sahih ahadeeth.
The 2nd school project was based on ayat 164 of Surah Al Baqrah. Students were encouraged to look around natural phenomenon in the world and take inspiration from them. They were given the idea that we should learn lessons from natural stuff and utilize that knowledge in our daily life in the form of:
- solutions for daily life to governance strategies,
- scientific ideas to concepts involved in social sciences,
- financial concepts to survival solutions,
- simple plant or animal life strategies that could lead us to good habits etc.
It was amazing to have tremendous response from students, especially junior grades.
We are confident that this system of theoretical and practical learning will help our children balance Islam and this world from an early age. InshaAllah our next generation will grow to be true Muslims, as well as entrepreneurs, scientists, philosophers, and experts in many more trades.