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Muslims in Britain

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Responding to calls to improve the representation of religions in RE (Commission on Religious Education 2018), this course aims to support RE in schools through a fully-resourced Key Stage 3 scheme of work investigating Muslims in Britain.

Based on the Islam-UK Centre’s hugely successful Muslims in Britain Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), it uses sociological perspectives on religion and cutting-edge academic scholarship in the teaching resources to focus on how Muslims talk about and live their faith in their everyday lives.

This online course is orientated around a central question: what does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?

Accompanying the lesson materials is a professional learning course that builds on the teaching, to support RE teachers in their discussion of the material.

Topics covered

  • Thinking sociologically about religion
  • Sources of authority that Muslims use
  • The 5 pillars of Islam in the lives of Muslims
  • History and demography of Muslims in Britain
  • Mosques in communities
  • Diverse Muslim identities 1: culture, traditions, ethnicity
  • Diverse Muslim identities 2: gender
  • Expressing faith: work, art and music
  • Media and Islamophobia.

Book a place

Register a space on this free online course.