Computing and Library Services - delivering an inspiring information environment

Islamic Pedagogy and Embodiment: An Anthropological Study of a British Madrasah

Hardaker, Glenn and Ahmad Sabki, Aishah (2012) Islamic Pedagogy and Embodiment: An Anthropological Study of a British Madrasah. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. ISSN 0951-8398 (Submitted)

[img] PDF - Submitted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (237kB)


This anthropological study, of a higher education British madrasah, is about increasing our awareness of the spectrum of sensory experiences that shape Islamic pedagogy. I started my anthropological study from an Islamic premise of the inseparable nature of knowledge and the sacred. Pedagogy is defined as not a matter of simple methods and technique but as an holistic approach that deals with the capacity to form the human person. Islamic pedagogy is represented by the heartfelt interactions between the teacher and learner through orality, facilitating memorisation, and the didactic approach towards sacred texts. This research has endeavored to explore the sensoria of the British madrasah from a mystical approach and this provides the foundation for shaping our understanding of the madrasah concept of Islamic pedagogy. Al-Ghazali’s mystical approach toward learning is evident in this research in defining the madrasah as a spiritual rather than social construct, and is optimised by the embodiment of learning.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Schools: The Business School
The Business School > Emerging Markets Research Group
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Glenn Hardaker
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 11:27
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015 15:29


Downloads per month over past year

Repository Staff Only: item control page

View Item View Item

University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH Copyright and Disclaimer All rights reserved ©