mediaWe are constantly bombarded with news from the media related to Islam and Muslims, especially given the post-9/11 context in which we live. This highlights the need for students in Islamic schools to be media literate.

As an Islamic school teacher, you have a social responsibility to open up the eyes of your students to the outside world. It is important to give students the opportunity to question the ways in which Islam and Muslims are represented in the media.

Nazim Baksh is a journalist with expertise in media coverage related to Islam. In this video, he provides practical suggestions on how to incorporate media literacy in your classroom. See a short excerpt above.

Nadeem Memon, Director of Education for Razi Education wrote the above in 2011 and it remains are relevant as ever. Find out more about the Islamic Teacher Education Program.

 

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