Deradicalisation; it’s not about what you do, it’s about who you are

Mohammed Elshimi (University of Exeter) : Identity, Citizenship, and Security: What is Deradicalisation? (PART 1, read PART 2)* (Notes from BRAIS conference, University of Edinburgh 10-11 April 2014, Panel 3: Identity and Integration In Muslim-Minority Societies) This is the most controversial presentation in the entire conference, bar none, and the most pertinent to our theme of... Continue Reading →

P4C? No, P4U!

Notes from BRAIS conference, University of Edinburgh 10-11 April 2014 Panel 5: Education: Theory and Method: Ibrahim Lawson (Institute of Eduction, London): Questioning builds a way: Heidegger, Islam and education In my own presentation on the Student-Centred Classroom and the Self-Centred Student  (read/listen), I point out the connection between the two preceding talks and my theme of schools... Continue Reading →

The Order of Things #3

Workshop debriefing: The materials arranged in order of presentation and how they tie in with the objectives of the session: STAGE 1: UK Education - past/present/(future?) Objective: enquire into issues of the current system to arrive at systemic issues. Materials: Ibrahim Lawson Keynote #1 on the birth of Modernity and the chaotic fall of the grand... Continue Reading →

The Order of Things

Deconstructing the workshop; Some reflections on staging Given that the workshop's aims included fusing the question of the purpose of education in today's society with the historic Islamic educational ethos using the social constructivism inherent in Cooperative Learning, I found it appropriately presumptuous to name this this post after Foucault's 1966 seminal work on underlying epistemological... Continue Reading →

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