Muslims in Britain
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.
- 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.