Third Space Thoughts to Policy

Third Space Thoughts to Policy is the official podcast of AEMS-PC, the Advancing Education in Muslim Societies Policy Center, an education policy think tank at 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.

AEMS Policy Center (AEMS-PC) 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 episodes on AEMS-PC’s quarterly policy recommendations on education policy in Muslim Societies, discussions with AEMS-PC contributors to Thoughts in the Third Space, the official blog of AEMS-PC, and interviews with governmental officials, academics, teachers, and parents as well as other experts or stakeholders in the field. For AEMS-PC, 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, and why human development is so important to IIIT.