|Drs. Khozin M.Si and Nafik Muthohirin during the Al-Islam and Kemuhamadiyahan (AIK) Curriculum Workshop at UMM. (Photo: Aan / PR)|
The Al Islam and Kemuhammadiyahan (AIK) Unit of the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) was designing a curriculum that undermined the dichotomy between religious and general sciences. Inviting all lecturers from various faculties, AIK opened up to include all knowledge to integrate with Islam. All lecturers participated in designing the AIK curriculum in the Curriculum Workshop held at the Sengkaling Science and Technology Park Hall (23/11).
According to Drs. Khozin M.Si as the keynote speaker, it was time for AIK to open up and move more progressively with current development. AIK should not only teach students history, morals and muamalah, but it was not open to current issues. "Not only that, AIK lecturers must start using new teaching methods, namely using the latest technology," he said.
Khozin said that today's students were easily bored with teaching methods that were like speaking only. In addition to the issues presented, it should attract the attention of students, teaching styles must change, such as using an interesting video or powerpoint. Khozin said that current students who were still searching for identity would be more interested in philosophical discussions. "It is necessary to introduce an Islamic basis that integrates with science so that students have a strong provision in Islamic science," Khozin continued.
Khozin continued that the door of Islamic inspiration source should not be closed so that only the Al-Quran and the hadith were the sources. It had to be opened wide in order to be able to answer many of the world's problems with Islam. Then Islam did not stand as an exclusive religion. "Inspiration can come from anywhere, but it must still make the Al-Quran and Hadith as the main guide," he said. (win)