The Madrasah Centre of Excellence (MCE) is part of the Islamic Education arm of The World Federation (WF) that delivers and maintains the strategies for the WF madrasah programme. Its global structure provides focus and acts as a central place for madaris to seek help and support in the running of their institutions. MCE aims to provide uniformity in the global madaris population and realise its vision by coordinating the four work streams – Curriculum Development, Teacher Training, Learning Resources and Assessment & Evaluation.
The Curriculum Development work stream has developed a robust and evolving global curriculum, Tarbiyah, that encapsulates regional variation, modern methodologies, support material for students, teachers and parents whilst retaining core knowledge and spiritual ethos. Tarbiyah is a learner centred, integrated curriculum based on a Qur’anic overview. It reflects contemporary thinking and learning methods and meets the emerging needs of children aged 4 to 15 years. Tarbiyah has already been implemented in over 45 madaris worldwide.
The Teacher Development work stream facilitates the training and development of madrasah teachers. It also provides a platform that represents Madrasah teachers globally, providing support and a forum for them to interact, share valuable experiences and learn.
The Learning Resources work stream provides a comprehensive resource centre for teachers, parents and students where resources can be shared globally encouraging development of new ideas and innovation.
The Continuous Assessment & Evaluation work stream facilitates learning walks in madaris from which evidence is collected about teaching and learning, progress being made and areas for further development. The learning walks are intended to be developmental and constructive rather than judgemental. They will create an opportunity for best practices to be shared within the madrasah and with other madaris.