Faculty of Islamic Sciences UNSA Students and Prof. Dr. Dina Sijamhodžić-Nadarević on participation in the international Barzinji project
In February 2022, the COIL (Barzinji) project (Collaborative Online International Learning) was completed. dr. Dinom Sijamhodžić-Nadarević.
The COIL project was realized within the cooperation of the University of Sarajevo and the Faculty of Islamic Sciences on the wider project Jamal Barzinji of the University of Shenandoah in Winchester (Virginia, USA). Four universities participated in the Barzinji project: Shenandoah University (USA), Bridgewater College (USA), International Islamic University of Malaysia and University of Sarajevo (FIN and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine), which have been piloting collaborative international learning activities since December 2020 , in the form of virtual academic cooperation.
The realization of the COIL project went through two phases.
The first phase included educational seminars for the academic staff of the mentioned universities lasting four months and they were prepared to lead a virtual academic collaboration. Prof. dr. Dina Sijamhodžić-Nadarević collaborated with prof. dr. Catherine Schiffman from Shenandodah University (Department of Education and Leadership) on creating a module for a project on intercultural and interreligious values in teacher education programs in BiH and the USA (Intercultural and Interreligious values in College Education Programs/HE institutions in the USA and Bosnia and Herzegovina)
In the second phase, lasting two semesters, with the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Dina Sijamhodžić-Nadarević undergraduate and master's students at FIN, and doctoral students at Shenandoah University under the mentorship of prof. dr. Catherine Schiffman had the opportunity to meet, work in teams, analyze national and international legal frameworks and instruments, initiatives, policies, recommendations regarding intercultural and interreligious education. In the second semester, an analysis of selected teacher education programs in the US and BiH in terms of intercultural values of equality, diversity, tolerance, solidarity and interreligious values was made, which was also the final activity of students working on this project.
Students of the Faculty of Islamic Sciences in Sarajevo, who took part in this project are: Aida Memić, Amsal Memić, Dženana Delić, Hatidža Kukuruzović, Sumeja Ivazović, Lamija Aždahić, Eldar Jahić, Azra Lojić, Ahmed Memić and Fatima Ibrahimspahić.