Young Muslims citizens should be helped to develop political literacy and participation skills, and skills in effecting change

Young British Muslims, as indeed all young citizens, need to develop skills in discussion, debate and deliberation; listening respectfully and with an open mind to others; weighing up options; acting cooperatively with others to make their views known; and achieving change.

Such skills need to be accompanied by relevant knowledge about decision-making structures in the wider world. This cluster of skills and knowledge is sometimes known as political literacy.

Skills of deliberation and communication are developed, most obviously, through involvement in practical projects. They can also be developed, however, through the use of activities and exercises in educational settings – activities and exercises which require active talking and listening in small groups.

This pack contains many activities and exercises which require active talking and listening in small groups, and which are designed to help young Muslims make their views and voices heard, and contribute to constructive social change.

 



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