Third Space Thoughts to Policy

Third Space Thoughts to Policy is the official podcast of IIIT, the International Institute of Islamic Thought. The purpose of our podcast (Third Space Thoughts to Policy) is to hear from experts and stakeholders in the field of education policy reform including policy advisors, governmental officials, academics, teachers, and parents.

The department seeks to gather information on current education policy in the Muslim world and provide recommendations on ways to improve or continue current education policies that focus on improving students’ human development. Third Space Thoughts to Policy includes discussions with contributors to Thoughts in the Third Space, the official blog of IIIT, and interviews with governmental officials, academics, teachers, and parents as well as other experts or stakeholders in the field.

For the department, education is not just about mastering arithmetic and literacy, but improving community mindedness, moral reasoning, forgiveness, and empathy so that learning is a transformative process improving society as a whole by advancing each individual spiritually, emotionally, and mentally.

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Below are the first few episodes of Third Space Thoughts to Policy where our guests talk more about the Third Space, the AEMS “Mapping the Terrain” research project, reading culture, why human development is so important to IIIT, the value of grassroots engagement and the role of women, geopolitics and education, diverse learning methods, defining terms such as holistic education and Islamic education as well as a variety of other dynamic topics.