Quranic Storytelling Approach as educational model to teach religious values in the Indonesian context
This paper aims to describe an approach that can be used in teaching values to children through religious storytelling. This Quranic storytelling approach was used as an educational model to enhance religious and moral values in children. A mixed-method research paradigm was used, applying the techniques of observation, discussions in the form of storytelling, documentation search, and parents’ observations of the change in their children’s attitude and behavior after each storytelling session. It was revealed that children were willing to listen to religious stories when being told. The storytelling sessions were planned to help children understand the religious and moral values since these stories dealt with indicators like patience, humanity, calmness, and like, which helped them to maintain the righteous path. It was also revealed that through Quranic stories children learned to respect others because Quranic stories encouraged them to do good by obeying the Prophet (PBUH). The study concluded that the Quranic storytelling approach in teaching can be easily practiced by teachers, hence becoming a useful teaching model in developing moral values in children. Since a behavioral change was observed in children after each storytelling session, it is established that the Quranic storytelling approach enhances the understanding of religious and ethical values. It is recommended that teachers and institutions should apply this approach in inculcating Islamic values in children.