The Attitudes of Fiqh Major Students at the University of Jordan towards Teaching Job and the Effect of Teaching Method Course on these Attitudes

I. Hammad, N. Labadi, S. Shdaifat, M. Dojan

Abstract


This study aimed at identifying the attitudes of Fiqh major students in the Faculty of Shari’a at the University of Jordan towards the profession of teaching. It also investigates the effect of “method of teaching Islamic education curriculum course” in attitudes towards the teaching profession. The study sample consisted of 193 males and females Fiqh students in the Faculty of Shari’a at the University of Jordan at undergraduate level. For the purposes of the study, the researchers developed a questionnaire consisted of (34) items to measure students' attitudes towards the teaching profession. The findings suggest the existence of a positive direction average towards the teaching profession, as the mean of the responses of students to the questionnaire was (3.04) from (5). The results of the study also indicated that students' attitudes who have relatives working in the profession of teaching to the teaching profession was less than students who do not have relatives working in the teaching profession. The attitudes of students with higher estimates (excellent, very good) in the high school was less than the students who have obtained estimate (good) in high school. However, there were no statistically significant differences for each of the other variables: Gender, the stream in high school and place of residence. In addition, the results of the study also showed that the presence of method of “teaching Islamic education curriculum course” had a positive role in the development attitudes of Fiqh major students in the Faculty of Shari’a at the University of Jordan towards teaching profession.

Keywords


Students' Attitudes, Method of Teaching Islamic Education Curriculum, Fiqh, University Of Jordan, the Teaching Profession

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