An exploratory study of the methods of teaching Islamic education in the private international schools (Dubai case study).
BITAR, MOHAMMAD ABUALKHAIR
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Teaching methods are one of the most debated topics in the field of education, and concentrating on a particular subject such as Islamic education is a one-of-a-kind concern that requires greater attention from academics. This study focuses on the most essential methods of teaching Islamic education that assist students at private international schools in achieving their highest levels of achievement and progress in Islamic education. The study also provides light on the challenges that instructors and students encounter in Islamic education, such as mastering the Arabic language and emphasizing the necessity of higher-order thinking abilities and the use of technology in Islamic education classes. This study also examines prior literature that addressed the above stated concerns. The research method was a combination of quantitative and qualitative, with the researcher conducting interviews with two heads of Islamic education departments and an interview with a teacher in an Arab school with more than ten years of experience. In addition, the researcher conducted a questionnaire among Islamic education teachers, which was completed by 66 teachers. The four previously described techniques of imparting Islamic education are among the most significant, as are the relevance of the Arabic language in absorbing Islamic education, the necessity of employing higher-order thinking abilities, and the use of technology in Islamic education courses. This research includes a discussion of the research findings as well as a description of the Islamic education document in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The conclusions of this study also revealed the most significant discoveries of instructors in the best techniques of teaching Islamic education. The research also identified key areas that need more development and greater attention from policymakers in order to improve the teaching of Islamic education in private international schools.