Pedagogy in Islamic Education: The Madrasah Context

Glenn Hardaker
University of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei

Aishah Ahmad Sabki
Beyond Labels Ltd, UK

Product Details
19 Nov 2018
Emerald Publishing Limited
160 pages - 152 x 229mm


In Islamic education, the development of teaching and learning for the physical and spiritual training of humanity places equal importance on revealed and acquired knowledge. This book provides a greater understanding of Islamic pedagogy from a spiritual perspective, which requires empathy with the Islamic premise of the inseparable nature of knowledge and the sacred. The book is intended to provide a particular insight into the relationship between Islamic pedagogy and embodied learning and associated common features that are seen in Madrasahs, and related educational institutions. 

The first part of the book traces key moments in madrasah history and their formation; diversity of Islamic institutions, and the notion of the scholastic community. It identifies the rise of the Islamic education institutions and the diversity within their formation. Despite the partial disappearance of the spiritual in many Islamic education institutions, the authors argue that the spiritual construct is still deeply implicated in the reification of Islamic pedagogy and in the process of embodiment. The second part of the book draws on unravelling knowledge and the sacred that considers the philosophy of Islam and knowledge, spiritual understanding of Islamic education, and knowledge and the sacred as an educational compass. Finally, the book explores the implications of Islamic pedagogy and embodied learning, the universal nature of Islamic pedagogy, and reflections for the future. 

By bringing to bear a variety of Islamic and educational studies research, relative to Islamic pedagogy, this book opens up new avenues for research into Islamic education. The book will be of particular interest to scholars investigating Islamic education, Islamic pedagogy, and embodied learning.
Chapter 1. The Rise of the Islamic Institution  
Chapter 2. The Diversity of Islamic Educational Institutions 
Chapter 3. The Scholastic Community 
Chapter 4. Philosophy of Islam and Knowledge 
Chapter 5. A Spiritual Understanding of Islamic Education 
Chapter 6. Knowledge and the Sacred as an Educational Compass 
Chapter 7. Islamic Pedagogy for Embodied Learning 
Chapter 8. Universal Nature of Islamic Pedagogy 
Chapter 9. Reflections on Islamic Pedagogy 
Chapter 10. Afterthoughts
Professor Glenn Hardaker is Director of Centre for Lifelong Learning and Professor of Education at Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti of Brunei, Brunei. He is also a National Teaching Fellow for the Higher Education Academy (UK) and Editor of two international publications: Journal for Multicultural Education (JME) and International Journal Information & Learning Technology (IJILT). 
Dr Aishah Ahmad Sabki is an independent researcher, focused on community education for social inclusion, based in the UK. Her experience includes jointly setting up and managing a British higher education madrasah. She has developed policy and operational documentation for successfully achieving early years education OFSTED approval in the UK and has specialist knowledge and expertise in madrasahs, Islamic pedagogy, and technology management.

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