Understanding Nasheed for Learning Strategy in Islamic Education

Understanding Nasheed for Learning Strategy in Islamic Education

Muhammad Talhah Ajmain (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia), Jimaain Safar (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia), Ahmad Kilani Mohamed (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia) and Miftachul Huda (Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8528-2.ch011

Abstract

Nashid is one of various teaching methods and facilitator (PdPc). Teenagers nowadays are full of interest in entertainment in the form of songs and singing, and a good alternative is to bring them to God. Thus, this paper will be debating nashid as medium of education and missionary, nashid as a method of teaching and facilitating, the effectiveness of the method, and its implementation in teaching and learning. Aspects of creativeness in education are required in the 21st century. Nashid method is able to help students memorize facts and important things, strengthen memory, create high interest, build excitement, improve motivation and concentration, and enhance the confidence level among students. It will bring about a holistic student. However, the selection of the appropriate nashid must be considered to make sure the teaching objectives are achieved. Thus, teachers in Islamic teaching must look at this method as one of the important methods and apply it in their teaching and facilitating process.
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Nashid is one of the way of teaching and facilitation in learning process. Through this method, teacher could do teaching and facilitation (PdPc) that serves the purpose of enhancing the participation and interest of students. It is one of learning process in the form of entertainment that coherent with students’ youth and lifestyle. Terms used for Islamic education in the lyrics could possibly engaged with the students through singing or nashid orally or with the assistance of audio equipment (Muhammad Said, 1998). Teacher will convey the information to the students with this simple and interesting method.

Nashid is one of the way to train the students to apply what did they learn in the form of song. This method will reduce the incidence of students being bored, increase the interactions among students and thus the teacher could identify strength and capabilities of their students. Students will have an affective learning when they learn about topics parallel to their interest, purpose and benefit that they will have. The teachers will be trained with variety of methods in teaching and learning but some of them are not using creativity in their teaching method. According to a research by Hairun Najuwah and Siti Nurhajariah (2014) shows that educators rarely use games and activities such as singing during teaching process. Deakin Handbook (2014) stated that students will develop skills and responds with art and singing activities. On top of that, singing will shape students’ discipline, interactive and social skills (VCAA, 2015).

Thus, this paper will illustrates the importance of nashid especially for teenagers nowadays and how nashid method in Islamic education will act as an affective teaching and learning process.

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