Institute of Education


Special Reading Group series: Educational thought in Muslim contexts - classical texts and their contemporary relevance

Start: Jul 17, 2017 06:00 PM
End: Jul 31, 2017 07:30 PM

Location: UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Contemporary Islamic calligraphy by Mohammad Sarreshteh (2010). Photo by البصراوي via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

The Centre for Research and Evaluation in Muslim Education (CREME) is pleased to announce that Dr Ayman Agbaria will be leading a reading group focusing on educational thought and practice through a close reading of classical texts from Muslim history.

The five sessions, held on Mondays and Thursdays, will be devoted to reflecting on the texts' arguments; grounding the texts in their historical contexts, and sharing insights regarding the texts' relevance to participants' lives and educational experiences.

Engaging with and through these texts, the group will ponder significant issues including identity, character, leadership, dialogue, reflexivity, and praxis in educational thought and practice.

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The reading group is free to attend, and will take will take place at the UCL Institute of Education. Please email ioe.creme@ucl.ac.uk if you have any questions.

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About the series convenor

Dr Ayman K. Agbaria is a scholar, poet, playwright, and activist. Currently, he is a senior lecturer in education policy and politics at the University of Haifa, and Honorary Senior Research Associate at CREME. In recognition of his extensive involvement in Palestinian civil society organizations in Israel as an activist, Dr Agbaria has appeared three times on Haaretz's list of the fifty most influential people in education in Israel. More about Dr Agbaria.

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Image: Mohammad Sarreshteh / Untitled, 2010. Photo by البصراوي via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).