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Dr Farid Panjwani
Room 819a
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
Tel: +44 (0)20 7612 6895
Fax: +44 (0)20 7612 6792
Appointment
  • Director, Centre for Research and Evaluation in Muslim Education (CREME)
  • IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

My DPhil from the University of Oxford was on philosophical challenges in the pursuit of social cohesion in a multi-cultural society. More specifically, it explored the role of faith schools in liberal societies. I have post-graduate degrees in education and international development, Islamic Studies and business admisntration.

At the UCL, I founded the Centre for Research and Evaluation in Muslim Education. Underpinned by the University's commitment to inclusive education and social justice, the Centre seeks to strengthen education in Muslim contexts along the lines of a research based, progressive and inclusive educational philosophy.

I am member of the National Commission on Religious Education. Over teh years I have served on the advisory boards of and acted as consultant to several organisations, both nationally and internationally,

Research Summary

I work in five areas: interfaces between religion, citizenship and education; philosophy of education, particularly the role of imagination; education and social cohesion; and, forms of social and political marginalisation; and contemporary Muslim thought.

Teaching Summary

Masters level courses:
  • Education, Ethics and Imagination
  • Approaches to the study of religions
  • Education and Muslim Communities

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