Multifaith classrooms

Understanding the Multifaith classroom in a secular society

A free, one-day workshop for teachers and school leaders was held in the Treetops Room at the Melbourne Museum, Nicholson Street Carlton on Monday, 18 August 2008.

The aim of the day was to familiarise participants with similarities and differences involving Islam, Christianity and Judaism, to better inform practice in multi-cultural/Multifaith classrooms.

Speakers included:

  • Assoc. Professor Mark Baker, Australian Centre for Jewish Civilization, Monash University
  • Professor Abdullah Saeed, Director, NCEIS, The University of Melbourne
  • Professor Des Cahill, Intercultural Studies, RMIT
  • full list of speakers

Download the Resource kit (in PDF) from the workshop. This site also contains further information on Judaism, Christianity and Islam as well as information on Multifaith resources and organizations and a glossary.

This project was prepared by the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies Australia from The University of Melbourne for the:

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria and the Association of Independent Schools Victoria, and is supported by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations as part of the national Values Education.