Reflecting on the Teaching of Islam in Religious Education Teacher Education Programme at the University of Zambia

  • Joseph Chita The University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia


The research was aimed at establishing how Islam was taught. A historical inquiry complemented by thematic analysis of the phenomena helped in drawing meanings and inferences. Findings revealed that Islam was descriptively taught (indefinite model) through lecture methods, alongside having (occasional) quest speakers. I argue that while the content introduced diverse aspects of Islam, trainee teachers were not adequately equipped on how to deliver the subject content. This resulted in selective teaching of the content on Islam. The question of who is qualified to teach Islam in a public university remained unresolved. An explicit and responsive teaching model would do.

Author Biography

Joseph Chita, The University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

Joseph Chita teaches in the Department of Religious Studies, School of Education at the University of Zambia. His research interests include themes on Religion and Education in the public space.


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How to Cite
Chita, J. (2018). Reflecting on the Teaching of Islam in Religious Education Teacher Education Programme at the University of Zambia. Changing Societies & Personalities, 2(3), 285-291. doi:10.15826/csp.2018.2.3.047