13 & 14 July 2019

Asia Institute - University of Melbourne

Melbourne Australia


Conference and Forum EVALUATION


PROGRAMME Conference and Forum Program

About the Conference and Forum

The Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE), University of South Australia is hosting the 4th Islamic Schooling Conference and Forum - AAISC42019 - A Focus on Social Justice

The purpose of the annual conference is to explore and share research on issues related to Islamic schooling in Western contexts, to showcase the work of educators in Islamic schools, to network with others who believe in the power and necessity of such work, and to learn from one another how best to enhance teaching and learning in diverse Islamic schooling contexts.

This year’s theme is on social Justice in Islamic Schooling. The theme builds on the excellent scholarship of previous conferences and highlights the significance and need to address social justice issues in Islamic schools. This year’s conference will provide researchers, educators, parents and other community members with the opportunity to discuss processes, policies, pedagogies and other practices that either enhance or diminish social justice in and through education in Islamic schools. The conference aims to be a safe place for critical discussions, sharing experiences and insights into what works and what does not, to inspire all to work toward practice characterised by justice, and to nurture hope.

Social justice is one of the most significant and focal areas of Islam, and we hope that the conference will be able to address issues of social justice based on Islamic and western scholarship.

We are going GREEN find out more

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Keynote Speakers

Renowned international academics and educators from Singapore, New Zealand and USA

Professor Syed Farid Alatas Professor of Sociology at the National University of Singapore, read bio here.

The Social Dimension of Justice in Islam: The Contribution of Theology


 Professsor Stephen Dobson Dean of Faculty of Education, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, read bio here.

The Most Important Demand Placed Upon All Education


 Ms Afeefa Syeed Research Associate with Cambridge University's Institute on Religion & global Affairs, read bio here.

"Whosoever Witnesses an Injustice..." Teaching Social Justice in Muslim Schools


Mr Dylan Chown

Introducing Keynote Speakers and topics

Dr Nadeem Memon
Professor Mohamad Abdalla

Registration for 2 days of Conference and Forum (incl. food/refreshments) is $250.00 per person, with the option to attend any Conference or Forum session across the two days.

Attendance at the Conference Gala Dinner is only $50 per person at the Islamic Museum of Australia

To register for this year's Conference and Forum, please see the attached Registration flyer, or register via Eventbrite, for both conference/forum and dinner. (If you wish to receive an invoice please request it by emailing cite@unisa.edu.au)



Testimonials of presenters and participants

 Ms Samah Taka, Islamic School Educator
Professor Stephen Dobson, will deliver one of the keynote addresses

Accommodation Option:

Rydges on Swanston Melbourne - the hotel is literally 2 mins walk to the Conference Venue. The hotel is offering discount to our guests; please make your bookings directly and quote this number: 1907CENTRE to receive your discount.

Executive King rooms at $182 per night per room
Executive twin rooms at $208 per night per room.
Breakfast an additional $19 per person, per day (optional)

  Key Dates and Registration

Date and time

  Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July 2019


  Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne, Swanston Street, Carlton
  Carrillo Gantner Theatre (Room B02)
  Tram Stop: Melbourne University, Swanston Street
  Trams: 1, 3/3a, 5, 6 16, 64, 67, 72

Conference, Forum
and Dinner

  $250 (plus GST) - 2 days - Conference and or Forum attendance
  $100 (plus GST) - Student Rates

  $50 (plus GST)- Dinner - Islamic Museum of Australia

  Register via Eventbrite

  Invoice option - if you wish to receive an invoice please email cite@unisa.edu.au