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EQ937 - New Perspectives in Islamic Pedagogy

  • Module code: EQ937
  • Module name: New Perspectives in Islamic Pedagogy
  • Department: Centre for Education Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to enable students to engage critically with the concept of Islamic pedagogy through exploring historical formation of Islamic traditions of learning and teaching and assessing their contemporary applications in diverse educational settings. Students will be taught the principles of historical, cultural and pedagogic analysis in relation to a selected texts, context(s) and topics in particular research projects in the inter-disciplinary field of Islamic Education. Students will critically and comparatively explore the notion of pedagogic practice within diverse Muslim historical and contemporary cultural settings with the view of examining the role of gender, learner agency, values and ethics of teacher-student relations. The emphasis will be on exploring the models of leaner-led critical and reflective pedagogies in Islamic and western educational thought. Students will be encouraged to consider the implications of their inquires for the pedagogic creativity and development in contemporary Islamic educational practice.

Principal learning outcomes

At the end of this module, students should be able to: 1 Develop critical, comparative understanding concerning the values and principles informing major perspectives developed to interpret the concept of pedagogy in Islamic and western educational traditions; 2 Apply a systematic knowledge and critical understanding of selected areas in Islamic pedagogy to historical and contemporary issues, demonstrating knowledge of current research debate and methodological awareness in relation to the use of historical methods, nature of historical analysis and inquiry and, historiography-based research approaches in Islamic Education. 3 Critically analyse the relationship between identity formation, intercultural awareness and educational process within diverse historical and Islamic pedagogic practices; 4 Independently gather, organize and critique research data related to historical and contemporary Islamic pedagogic practices gathered from a broad range of primary and secondary sources, communicating concisely in writing using sophisticated concepts and vocabulary relevant to Islamic Education and proposing new hypotheses where appropriate; 5 Critically consider the implications of pedagogy-focused interdisciplinary research for professional/vocational context of Islamic Educational practice where appropriate.

Timetabled teaching activities

10 x 3 hours per week – lectures and seminars

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: EQ937-30)
A (Assessed work only) 5000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Taught in Islamic Education: Theory and Practice (Full-time) (X3V7) - Year 1
Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Religions, Society and Education (X3R2) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught in Islamic Education: Theory and Practice (Part-time - 2 years) (X3V9) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Education (Full-time) (X35Q) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Religions, Society and Education (X3R2) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Religions, Society and Education (X3R2) - Year 2