ISLAMIC INTEGRATED CURRICULUM (IIC) FOR THE TRANSFORMATION OF ISLAMIC EDUCATION SYSTEM IN MALAYSIA

Embong, Rahimah and Hashim, Rosnani ISLAMIC INTEGRATED CURRICULUM (IIC) FOR THE TRANSFORMATION OF ISLAMIC EDUCATION SYSTEM IN MALAYSIA. In: Seminar Kebangsaan Majlis Dekan-Dekan Pendidikan IPTA Ke-4, 2013, 23-25 SEPTEMBER 2013, INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF MALAYSIA.

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Abstract

This paper aims to propose a renewed concept of ‘Islamic Integrated Curriculum’ (IIC) which is helpful to avoid superficial and artificial integration of the curriculum. It defines the true concept of integrated curriculum from an Islamic worldview, then, to elucidate its theoretical framework and finally to discuss some implications of IIC for Islamic education system in Malaysia. This conceptual study utilizes the ‘grounded theory’ which is a qualitative approach that generates theory from observation to link-up the sporadic historical and philosophical data while proposing this concept. The study has discovered that the integrated curriculum has been practiced by most Islamic educational institutions in Malaysia at all levels i.e. primary, secondary and tertiary. However, there is a great diversity in their curricula, objectives and contents; hence their claims that their educational systems are fully and really integrated bring out some confusion. Thus, the concept of integrated curriculum is revisited in its true sense. Then, this revisited concept constructs a theoretical framework which is explained by seven interconnected educational aims, essential components and integral elements. This research has made an explicit contribution to conceptualizing and theorizing what the “Islamic Integrated Curriculum” (IIC) ought to be, for which it depends upon the perennial values drawn from Islamic worldview. IIC gives some implications for the transformation of Islamic education system in terms of reformulation of educational philosophy, selection of curricular contents as well as application of pedagogical methods and mode of evaluation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Faculty / Institute: Research Institute for Islamic Products & Civilization (INSPIRE)
Depositing User: Dr. Rahimah Embong
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2015 06:57
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2015 06:57
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/3264

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