Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight

 AMMARU  UMMARU
PhD Student Universiti Sains Malaysia

Contact Email : ammaru004@gmail.com

Bio (URL) : https://www.ijicc.net/images/vol_13/13141_Ummaru_2020_E_R.pdf


The Efficacy of Applying Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) Practical Methods of Conflict Management in Resolving Inter-Religious Crises in Nigeria

Before the advent of Prophet Muhammad, Peace be Upon Him (PBUH), the whole of Arabia was pervaded by anarchy, inter-tribal wars, conflicts, chaos, and hostilities. In other words, communal clashes and ethnic upheavals were part and parcel of Arabs’ life prior to the advent of Islam. As a Prophet, leader and guide of the entire mankind, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was able to change the status quo from the anarchy of historical violence to a peaceful, harmonious and amicable living using different methods and strategies of arbitration, tolerance, patience, reconciliation, pacts, compromise, and forgiveness. The positive results of the above mechanisms did not only curtail the historical violence in Arabia but assisted tremendously in preventing future occurrence of such mayhem. Nigeria has been affected by the recurrence of deadly inter-religious conflicts between Muslims and Christians for the past four decades and all efforts to curtail the menace proved abortive. It is against this backdrop this paper aims to examine the efficacy of adopting the Prophet Muhammad’s practical methods of managing conflicts in resolving and preventing inter-religious crises in the country. The researcher adopts the analytical comparative method by using secondary data. Different resources such as the Glorious Qur’an, hadith books, history textbooks, dissertations, journal articles, and other academic publications on pre-Islamic Arabia and inter-religious crises in contemporary Nigeria are used in writing the paper. The findings of the paper reveal similarities between the pre-Islamic violence and the contemporary inter-religious conflicts in Nigeria that makes Prophet Muhammad’s modus operandi relevant in resolving inter-religious crises in the country and, therefore, recommends its application by the government, religious leaders, traditional rulers, teachers, security agents, judges and other stakeholders for the restoration of peaceful coexistence between the adherents of the two religions in the country.

Dr. Jason   Sawyer

Contact Email : jmsawyer@nsu.edu

Bio (URL) : https://www.nsu.edu/Academics/Faculty-and-Academic-Divisions/Schools-and-Colleges/Ethelyn-R-Strong-School-of-Social-Work/People


Applied Theatre as Participatory Action Research: Empowering Youth, Reframing Depression

This article documents a theatre based participatory research project implemented in response to an adolescent suicide. Integrating principles of play-building as qualitative research, youth participatory action research, and community education, youth ensemble participants build a play based on youth experiences of depression. Findings define depression, address stigma, deconstruct depictions of depression in the media, critique institutionalized helping systems, and offer hope for the future. Implications for collaborative youth engaged participatory research are explored alongside participatory media, stigma, community education, youth voice, social supports, and alternative paradigm research. Pages 83 to 97

Dr. Jake  Madden
Principal Al Yassat Private School, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Contact Email : admin@alyasat2.ae

Bio (URL) : https://www.alyasat-school.com/StaffList2.aspx?View=Profile&Dept=-1#cbp=StaffProfile2.aspx?ID=945


Four Pillars to Building a Positive School Culture

This article examines the premise of the Outstanding School. In dealing with such a premise, the paper examines what such schools have in common by detailing four key ‘pillars’. Implicated in these pillars is the concept of leadership and the development of an appropriate school staffing culture. Building on the theme of change the article provides an insight into how change can be successfully implemented in a school when leadership is focused on what matters.

Dr. Teemu  Ylikoski
Director Regional Services Laurea University of Applied Science Helsinki Area, Finland

Contact Email : Ylikoski@laurea.fi

Bio (URL) : https://fi.linkedin.com/in/ylikoski


Tensions in Creating an Innovative Community of Vocational Education and Entrepreneurship

New innovations are necessary to ensure and enforce entrepreneurship skill development and working-life-centricity in vocational education. We present an example from Finland. InnoOmnia is a multi-actor knowledge community within a VET organisation. It brings together students, entrepreneurs, and teachers in a non-formal setting where traditional roles are revamped.

Professor David Lynch
Professor Southern Cross University, Australia

Contact Email : David.lynch@scu.edu.au

Bio (URL) : https://www.scu.edu.au/about/contacts/staff-directory/staff/26479.php


The Correlation between ‘Teacher Readiness’ and Student Learning Improvement

David Lynch, Richard Smith, Steve Provost, Tony Yeigh and David Turner, Southern Cross University, Australia (Pages 1 to 12)

This article reports the findings from a study that compared states of ‘teacher readiness’ with the learning performance of students. The findings of this study indicate that high levels of ‘teacher readiness’, as defined by the ACE approach, are associated with effective teaching and improvement in student outcomes. The study also drew attention to the idea that ACE focused leadership within a school has more impact on student achievement outcomes than external factors, such as school funding or even the socio-educational positioning of the school.

Professor Tumpa   Dey
Assistant Professor Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Contact Email : tumpad@gmail.com

Bio (URL) : https://in.linkedin.com/in/tumpa-dey-bb9a384


Passionately Curious: How passion affects creativity in the context of supervisor support

In a sample of 400 employees working in 7 different large as well as moderately-sized manufacturing and engineering companies in and around Jamshedpur, India, I plugged a research gap recognized by creativity experts in the form of identifying a motivational mechanism other than intrinsic motivation that could affect creativity. As hypothesized, HP positively related to employee creativity, work engagement partially mediated this relationship in a supportive atmosphere. Same-source common method bias was reduced by employing dyadic data, both from the employees as well as their supervisors. 

Dr. Eric  F.  Eshun
Senior Lecturer Kwame Nkrumah University of Science

Contact Email : efeshun.art@knust.edu.gh

Bio (URL) : http://knust.academia.edu/EricFrancisEshun/CurriculumVitae


Exploring the Impact of Pedagogical Strategies in Drawing Instruction on Drawing Skills Satisfaction:

A Case Study on Ghanaian Communication Design Students

This study delves into the understanding of Communication Design students’ perceptions of drawing instructions and drawing skills satisfaction. The results show that there was no significant difference between students’ perception of drawing teaching strategies based on gender. Also, the drawing learning strategies components demonstrated positive, significant relations with each other

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