HIKMAH PEDAGOGY of Philosophical Inquiry Held


Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Thought (BIIT) in collaboration with Badshah Faisal institute school & college and I.E.S. Uchcha Madyamic Bidyalaya Dhaka organized a four days long virtual teachers’ training course on “HIKMAH PEDAGOGY OF PHILOSOPHICAL INQUIRY’. The course is designed and conducted by Prof. Rosnani Hashim, the former Dean of the Kulliyyah of Education, International Islamic University, Malaysia and founder of the Centre for Teaching Thinking – a pioneer of Islamic Pedagogy.

On the day one (Friday, 12th Feb) the program was started with the recitation of the Holy Qur’an by Dr. Syed Shahid Ahmad, coordinator of BIIT and opening speech delivered by Dr. M. Abdul Aziz, executive director of BIIT and the representative of IIIT Bangladesh while Prof. Dr. Rosnani Hashim conducted four sessions includes- Module 1: “The necessity of Hikmah Pedagogy (HP) of philosophical Inquiry in 21st Century Teaching & Learning”; Module 2: “Introduction to Philosophy & Hikmah Pedagogy”; Module 3: Modeling on “Pixie – Rules and Freedom (Definition and spirit), Reflection:  Talking points and procedures of HP”.

On the day two, (Saturday, 2/13/2021), Prof. Rosani Hasim conducted next three sessions includes- Module 4: “The stimulus material and the community of inquiry”; Module 5: Modeling on “Mira on helping the poor (Surah al-Maun), Reflection: Talking points, formation of COI & Phil questions”; Module 6: “Dialogue, Philosophical Questions & Discussion”.

On the day three, (Friday, 2/19/2021) conducted another three sessions includes- Module 7: “Planning for teaching with HP -Identifying leading ideas, values and issues.  Evaluate teachers and students”; Module 8: “Demonstration 1 based on the lesson plan”; Module 9: “Teacher’s role and achievement of HP for students and subjects”.

On the last day, (Saturday, 2/20/2021), Prof. Rosani Hasim conducted final three sessions includes- Module 10: “Practice 1 & Evaluation”; Module 11: “Practice 2 & Evaluation”; Module 12: “Concept Games”.

Dr. M. Ibrahim Khalil Anwari, Coordinator of BIIT facilitated the session. Dr. Momota Hena, Assistant Professor at the Dept. of English, Northern University Bangladesh and research fellow of BIIT, Mrs Rowshan Zannat, Senior Teacher, BISC, Dhaka Cantonment & Research Fellow of BIIT and Mrs Selin Yasmin, Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) Research Fellow of BIIT took part as the discussant in different session.

In closing session- Prof. Omar Hasan Kasule Sr. Secretary General, International Institute of Islamic Thought, USA, delivered the special remarks. Dr. M. Abul Aziz, delivered the concluding remarks while Lt Col AKM Maksudul Haque, Principal, BFI, Mohammad Monjurul Haque, Principal, IES School, took part as the discussants. The session ended by the group discussion.  About 50 teachers from two institutions attended the event.

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