ze leetle elper
07-03-2007, 01:08 PM
Some details about the conference attached...
The Quest Foundation for Learning will be hosting a 1 Day educational conference entitled:
"Educating the Young Muslim Child"
on Saturday 21st April 2007. We will hosting some renowned and scholarly Shuyukh and speakers, as well as practical hands-on workshops throughout the day.
To complement the conference a journal, containing extracts written especially for the conference, will be included by each speaker, and will be reaching upto an estimated few thousand people...
ze leetle elper
07-03-2007, 01:09 PM
Here are the details for those who can't open the PDF file:
The Quest Foundation for Learning Presents a unique all day conference for parents and educators:
Educating the Young Child
'the quest for knowledge is a duty of every Muslim, male and female'
Saturday 21 April 2007
Kensington Town Hall
9.30am - 6.30pm
Wrestling with what to do about your children's education - whether to send them to an Independant school, State school or Home school them?
Want to learn how to support your children's education and upbringing at home?
Considering going into teaching, opening a small school or becoming a school governor?
Interested in curricular alternatives that use a more holistic approach to teaching and learning?
If so, Quest invites you to join us for a unique day of talks, workshops, displays and entertainment.
Highlights to include
Talks and Workshops on:
- The home-school partnership
- The role of Muslim fathers
- The power of the word
- Bilingual Islamic Montessori
- Muslim Scouts and Brownies
- Teaching tolerance
- Starting a small school
- A proven Dutch maths method - new to the UK!
- Making good educational choices for your child
- Children and technology
- The classic curriculum
Imam Zaid Shakir
Shaykh Ahmed Babikr
Dr. Ann al-Moslimany
Tahir Alam (MCB)
and many others
PLUS a conference journal and a special video message from Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on Raising Muslim Boys
Tickets from £10 before 15 March
from £15 after 15 March
Group Discounts available
For details see:
Information on stalls:
07971703444 or 07888687784
All are welcome to attend
Supported by Islamica Magazine and Q News.
07-03-2007, 01:27 PM
All are welcome to attend
Wish I could, it appears to be really interesting. Maybe someone could take notes and post it up later on, for us unfortunates :p who are unable to be there. Insha'Allah.
ze leetle elper
13-04-2007, 10:24 PM
Are you a parent or teacher of children under eight?
Wrestling with what to do about your children’s education whether to send them to a Muslim school, state school or home educate?
Want to learn how to support your children’s education and tarbiyah at home?
Considering going into teaching, opening a small school, or becoming a school governor?
Interested in curricular alternatives that use a holistic approach to teaching and learning?
If so, The Quest Foundation for Learning invites you to join us for a unique day of talks, workshops, displays and entertainment on the theme Educating the Young Child on Saturday 21 April 2007, 9.30 – 6.30, at Kensington Town Hall, London.
This will, inshallah, be an unparalleled opportunity to hear a wide spectrum of respected scholars, educators and authors address vital issues affecting education and childrearing in our community, as well as a chance to network with people representing a range of educational ideas and organisations.
*Reduced ticket prices apply until midnight, Monday 16 April. Limited workshop places - many already fully booked; Register now! www.quest-learning.org
*NEW* With great pleasure we welcome Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad to share his insights and contribute to the Panel Discussion on 'Teaching Children Tolerance'*
Imam Zaid Shakir, respected and beloved scholar and thinker of Zaytuna Institute, California (www.zaytuna.org) will join us to share his reflections on The Role of Muslim Fathers;
*SPECIAL GUEST* Sue Palmer, former headteacher and acclaimed author of the best-selling book Toxic Childhood, will present a summary of her book’s main findings and will sign copies, which will be available at a reduced price (see below);
Shaykh Ahmed Babikir, Imam of Islamia Primary School, will speak on The Islamic Tarbiyah of Young Children, and the Home-School Partnership;
A panel of speakers including Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Ahmed Babikir, Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad and Abdullah Trevathan (former Headteacher at Islamia Primary School, and now Senior Lecturer at Roehampton University) will present their visions on the timely topic of Teaching Children Tolerance and will take questions from the audience;
Dr. Ann al-Moslimany, founder of The Islamic School of Seattle, will share her 30+ years’ experience in educational innovation with a presentation on Bilingual Islamic Montessori: The ISS Experience;
Fatima D’Oyen, author and Director of The Quest Foundation for Learning, will speak on The Power of the Word: Talking, Reading and Thinking with Young Children;
Batool Al-Toma, co-ordinator of The Islamic Foundation’s New Muslims Project and former Brownie and Girl Guide leader, will make a presentation on Brown Owl: Experiences with Muslim Brownies and Girl Guides;
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, beloved scholar and father of five sons, will produce a special video message for this conference on Raising Muslim Boys.
Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad will also be speaking on the day.
A series of smaller workshops, to run concurrently with the talks, will be
available for parents and educators on a first-come, first-served basis.
WORKSHOPS FOR EDUCATORS:
* Shakil Ahmed, co-founder of three Muslim schools, on Starting a Small School
* Tahir Alam, MCB Education Chair on The Role of Muslim Teachers in the State Secular System
* Foezul Ali, Chairman of Nida Trust, on Successful Models for Weekend
* Michele Messaoudi, Ofsted Inspector, on Promoting Children’s Spirituality at Home and School
* Farah Ahmed, co-founder of the Islamic Shakhsiyyah Schools, on Nurturing and Assessing the Pupil’s Developing Islamic Personality
* Abdullah Trevathan on The Classical Curriculum: Developing a Well-Trained Mind
(the trivium approach endorsed by Hamza Yusuf)
* Saahera Motara, Maths specialist and Secretary of Quest, on Realistic
Mathematics Education: A Proven Dutch Method of Developing Early Numeracy
WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS:
* SPECIAL GUEST* Sue Palmer on Education and the Importance of Play
* Fatima D’Oyen on Making the Right Educational Choices for Your Child
* IHSAN (the Islamic Home Schooling Advisory Network) on Getting Started in Home
* Zena Rashid, experienced Montessori teacher, on Using the Montessori Method at Home
* Nabila Winter and Farah Morley, trained teachers in the Steiner/Waldorf method, on Steiner and Islamic Perspectives on Parenting in Early Childhood.
There will also be a conference journal containing articles and extracts by the speakers and workshop presenters, a variety of stalls, displays, food and entertainment.
*We are very pleased to welcome our special guest, Sue Palmer, author of Toxic Childhood. Sue spent three years researching the influence of modern culture on children's development, particularly their ability to learn. This led to her latest book, Toxic Childhood, which discusses the adverse cultural phenomena affecting our children and what we can do about it (see http://www.suepalmer.co.uk/). Sue Palmer is a much sought-after speaker who has appeared at numerous major events in the UK, USA, Southeast Asia and Europe.
Attendance at her workshops normally comes at a much higher price, and so this conference is a unique opportunity.
The deadline for discounted early-bird registrations has been extended once again till midnight on Monday 16 April. Bookings after this date will be
required to pay at the door.
Register online now at www.quest-learning.org
All are welcome to attend.
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