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21 January 2022 / 17. Jamaad-Ul-Akhar 1443

The World Federation holds GCSE Teacher Development

On 7 and 13 April 2014, an intensive GCSE Religious Education teacher development session took place at Al-Muntazir Islamic Seminary (ALMIS) in Dar es Salaam. The sessions were facilitated by Sister Mehjabeen Rahim, GCSE Coordinator of The World Federation’s Islamic Education Department. The sessions were tailored to deliver a variety of teaching techniques, resources, and marking methodologies.  

The sessions gave the teachers the opportunity to discuss and share best practices as well as develop their skills in marking and teaching the GCSE syllabus.

Session 1 focussed on teacher-learner roles and responsibilities and covered the following areas:

  • Knowledge, attitude, skills

  • The varying types of learners

  • Teaching methodology

  • The Cone of Learning / The Learning Pyramid

  • Tackling disruptive behaviour

  • Planning and setting learning objectives

 

Session 2 mainly centred on the specifics of the GCSE Religious Education syllabus and AQA exam questions and mark allocations:

  • Examination question types

  • Mark allocation and levels

  • Differentiating between AO1 and AO2 categories

  • Method of answering and time allocation

  • Mark scheme focus and agenda

  • Examiner technique and evaluation

  • Update on AQA standards and procedures 

 

The sessions were a good opportunity for teachers to review and standardise their techniques as well update them with the guidance given.

"I found this very beneficial and now feel more certain and confident about marking papers. I also learnt a lot about mark allocation and the guidance on mark schemes has really helped." Sheikh Asubuhi

"This was a very productive session, being able to review each other's techniques really helped in ensuring a more balanced and all round standard is set." Sheikh Zishan Somji

"This was very useful and I am going to try out the new teaching techniques I have learnt Inshallah." Sheikh Yusuf

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