Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the main teaching methods/models that are used in education. A deeper analysis of these methods will be presented. Though there are several classification of these models, a general approach is going to be used in this course to classify and use these models. Upon finishing this course, students will acquire the knowledge necessary to use these models in the classroom and come up with their own models using combinations of these models.

Course Code: MAIE710

Credit hours: 3

Pre-Requisites: None

Learning Objectives:

  1. Students will be able to see where the material of this course fits in the overall picture of the teaching process.
  2. Students will be able to build a mental picture about the different components of teaching and how to make a classification of different models of teaching.
  3. Students will be able to learn the main components of the direct instruction model, the Socratic model, indirect instruction teaching models such as discovery and inquiry-based models, constructivist models, and other models.
  4. Students will be able to identify examples of each model.
  5. Students will be able to identify the main components of each model.
  6. Students will be able to state when circumstances under which each model can ideally be used.
  7. Students will be able to identify the circumstances under which each of these models would not be recommended for use.
  8. Students will be able to come up with their own models using a hybrid of different models.
  9. Students will be able to write lesson plans for each model.
  10. Students will demonstrate the skills that enable them to become leaders in the area of using teaching models and its applications in Islamic education.
  11. Students will be able to state the incremental knowledge they gained that would make them better critical thinkers.
  12. Students will be able to find out some Quranic and Prophetic models of teaching and use these in Islamic education.

Main Textbook:

No specific textbook will be used for this course. However, the following will be helpful:

Effective Instructional Strategies. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications. Moore, Kenneth D., (2005).

Educational Psychology – Theory and Practice. NY: Allyn and Bacon. Slavin, Robert E., (2003).

Other papers and material that will be provided by the instructor.

Grading and Evaluation:

  • Minimum passing grade 70%
  • Weekly Assignments: 35% (10 assignments, 3.5% each)
  • Attendance:  10%
  • Mid-Term exam:  15%
  • Final exam:  20%
  • Research paper:  20%

Guidelines for Research Paper:

 1- A part of the course requirements is to submit a research paper, except for certain courses.

 2- The chosen topic must be relevant to the course and approved by the Instructor.

 3- Joint project / research is allowed, up to 3 students, and upon the instructor’s approval.

 4- The paper must meet the following requirements:

  • Consider either MLA or APA guides for writing research papers
  • Follow the standard research paper structure with a Table of Contents, Abstract or Executive Summary, Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion, List of Reference
  • The Main Body should be organized into logical chapters and paragraphs
  • When quoting Hadeeth, a notation indicating its authenticity must be clearly

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  • If sending emails directly to the Instructor, please include appropriate label in the subject line (Action Required/Info/Admin) and allow up to 3 working days for reply.
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  • When leaving a voicemail, please clearly state your name, course code, and contact number.

Additional Information:

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To attend live – online lectures (on their scheduled time):

Virtual Class Room

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You will need a user name and password to:

  • View the recorded lectures if you missed the live online ones.
  • Interact with your teacher and classmates.
  • Upload and submit your assignments, research papers, and exams.
  • View your grades.
  • All attempt must be made to submit assignments by the agreed due dates. Late submissions will be penalized.
  • Your work will be checked and graded on weekly basis, in sha Allah.

Vision Statement:

Guidance College shall be one of the top well-recognized universities in the United States that offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in specialized Islamic fields aiming at preparing moral and well-knowledgeable leaders who provide research-based Islamic alternatives that enable the Muslims to contribute to the success of their country.

Mission Statement:

Guidance College is the place where students gain their undergraduate degrees in authentic and professional specialized Islamic knowledge that recognizes modern-time realities and allows them to examine different branches of knowledge from an authentic Islamic perspective which enables them to think ethically, logically, analytically, and critically while making responsible and moral decisions aiming at improving the quality of life for all inhabitants of the earth with a full understanding and appreciation of the cultural and human differences.