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This study aims to identify the principles and theories of learning used by teachers when choosing the teaching approaches and to which extent the trainee teachers diversify teaching methods for effective teaching strategies. This is a survey study on 30 trainee teachers majoring in Islamic Education in the Faculty of Education, National University of Malaysia. The research tool of this research was a questionnaire. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package For Social Sciences version 17 software to find the mean, percentage and frequency. Findings showed that trainee teachers of Islamic Education are still using teacher-centered teaching approach. In addition, they often adopt the inductive method and theory of behavioral learning. In conclusion, the teaching approaches and strategies practiced by trainee teachers should be enhanced in order to give a good effect on the quality of teaching. Some suggestions regarding the implementation of teaching strategies were also made.