First year, part time
Why are Sunni paradigms normative in Religious Education?
My research takes a multi-disciplinary approach to exploring how and why the paradigms associated with Sunni Islam are normative in Religious Education. I am particularly interested in why RE represents Shi'a Islam according to Sunni polemic rather than according to how Shi'a Islam understands itself.
This necessarily includes a critical analysis of, but not limited to: the concept of 'religion' used within RE, the impact of 'multi-culturalism' on RE, RE pedagogies as ideologies of recuperation, the relationship between RE and anti-Shi'a discourse, RE and global political agendas and the formation and consequences of RE epistemologies
Critical Theory and RE
The impact of sectarianism on RE students
The representations of diversity within Islam
Dr Geoff Teece and Dr Tonie Stolberg