Education and Muslim Learners
In the field of Education and Muslim Learners, CITE has two key areas of focus
1. Muslim Learners in State/Public/Independent Schools (other than Islamic schools): The vast majority of Australian Muslim learners attend other than Islamic schools. Supporting the religious identities, values, perspectives, knowledges and needs of these learners is essential to national education priorities of equity and excellence for all learners. The challenge is that Muslim learners are diverse in their theological positions, levels of religiosity, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and attachment to Islam as a primary identity marker. Our research at CITE focuses on understanding the complexities of Muslim learner identities and developing curricular and pedagogical interventions that can inform the work of educators and school leaders.
2. Muslim Learners in Islamic Schools: A growing minority of Australian Muslim learners attend independent Islamic schools. In an attempt to define an authentically Islamic ethos of teaching and learning, these schools continue to grapple with how to integrate Islamic values across the Australian Curriculum, develop a pedagogical practice that is rooted in the Islamic tradition, and foster a strong sense of Australian Muslim identity among learners. Our research in this area focuses on analyzing challenges and achievements of Islamic schools, theoretically articulating the aims and vision of education in the Islamic tradition that Islamic schools aspire to achieve, and examining the efficacy and lived realities of Islamic schooling.
Central to our work in both areas of focus is an acknowledgement of the Australian context as a priority and yet global intersections as a necessity. Much of our research therefore encourages international collaborations and multi-context comparative research.
The following are a few essential resources in the area of Education and Muslim Learners.
Areas of study and research
- Health Research
- Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
- Centre for Cancer Biology
- Centre for Drug Discovery and Development
- Centre for Population Health Research
- Centre of Research Excellence for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE
- Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College