Theorising a dialogic approach to holistic Islamic education

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Thursday 2 December 2021, 5.30pm

Streamed live online

The University’s Centre for Philosophy of Education has organised this seminar series that takes conversation around educational issues as its primary focus and means. Our speakers have been invited to present their work as point of discursive departure, as opposed to completed argument. Setting off from Emile Bojesen’s proposition that conversation “does not leave its initial propositions intact”, the series encourages close, supportive, and productive engagement from participants in the online seminars.

This short presentation will briefly outline the notion of a dialogical Muslim-self as a means to address contemporary Muslim double consciousness. I will then introduce some foundational Islamic ontological and epistemological concepts that allow for a dialogic conceptualisation of education from within an Islamic paradigm. Finally, I will illustrate dialogic pedagogy through the example of a traditional halaqah (circle of learning) operating as a transformative, dialogic space.

Presented by Dr Farah Ahmed, Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, University of Cambridge.

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