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The Teacher Development Program: Neuro-Psychology of Learning - Dar-es-Salaam

Updated on 12 March 2018

Madrassah Centre of Excellence (MCE) in collaboration with the Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTab) organized the Teacher Development Program: Neuro-Psychology of Learning.

The two day program was designed to train Madrassah Assessors from various regions under Africa Federation in the application of Neuropsychology in Madrassah Learning.

 

It was facilitated by three AFED Teacher Development Facilitators: Shama Dewji, Shabbirhussein Khalfan and Sukaina Jafferali, it was held in Dar es Salaam on 15th and 16th of March 2014. 16 participants from different Jamaats attended the program.

Objectives of the Teacher Development Program - Neuropsychology of Learning

At the end of the program, participants to have:

  • Experienced a comprehensive self-assessment covering key psychological frameworks involved in learning

  • Reviewed in detail the learning needs, energies and thinking approaches for different students.

  • Identified the inherent strengths and challenges they might face as teachers based on their needs, energy and thinking approach.

  • Learned how to adapt their style to teach more effectively.
  • Established an action plan to apply these skills and techniques in everyday situations

Benefits of application of Neuropsychological approaches in Madrassah learning:

  • It supports madrasah students to improve their learning and attain higher retention levels.

  • It facilitates effective learning activities that enable higher engagement and involvement in the learning experience.

  • It builds a two-way learning relationship between the teacher and the student that ensures student development is at the level of the student taking into account different stages of the child’s development.  

  • It enables the teachers to ensure the right processes are used for the different types of content being learnt in the madrasah and ensure it is child specific. 

  • It helps the teacher to avoid “labeling” learners by showing greater understanding of the child’s personality in the learning process.  It gives the teacher the ability to make constructive use of differences and capitalize on all talents.

                     

    

Above: Facilitators during the training session.

 

Above: Group photograph of participants and facilitators towards the end of the session

 

Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTab) Chairman, Seyed Hassan Naqvi and the Board members extend their appreciation to Africa Federation for supporting the program, the Development Society members for organizing and taking care of all the logistics, the Facilitators for providing the training and the participants for attending and actively participating during the session.

 

Secretariat

Africa Federation Tabligh Board (AFTab)

 12th May 2014


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