CITE offers a unique opportunity for the field of Islamic schooling globally. Strategically positioned within a faculty of education we aspire to contribute with educational research that inspires renewal and graduate teacher education that transforms hearts and minds. For the field of Islamic schooling, CITE’s signature projects intend to fill urgent gaps while planting seeds for long-term renewal.

National Project: Stimulus Paper for
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CITE, in partnership with Islamic Schools Association Australia (ISAA), launched the inaugural stimulus paper, entitled: A Shared Vision for Islamic Schooling in Australia: Learners, Learning and Leading Learning in August 2023. The “stimulus paper outlines a road map stimulus paper outlines a shared vision (a road map) for Australian Islamic schooling as a pedagogical resource to stimulate reflection, cultivate reconnection, and inspire renewal, leading to distinction” (Chown, Memon & Abdalla, 2023; p 11).

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Journey to Distinction Continues at Malek Fahd Islamic School (Sydney)

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CITE's signature engagement was a 3-year school partnership with Malek Fahd Islamic School (MFIS) in Sydney (2020-2023). It was a journey - one where we have gained both insights into large school dynamics and inspiration from resilient educators with high aspirations.

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Graduate Certificate in Education - Islamic Education

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The Graduate Certificate in Education (Islamic Education) is arguably CITE’s foundational signature project. Established in 2018, the MCIM as it is known is the first online accredited graduate degree in education designed for Islamic school educators.



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School University Partnerships - Group of 8

In 2023, eight Australian Islamic Schools signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of South Australia's (UniSA) Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE) to be sites of innovative educational renewal.

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