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Aug 19 - Islamic Epistemology & Research Methods is a Course

Aug 19 - Islamic Epistemology & Research Methods

Ended 21 Dec 2019
4 credits

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  Aims to support a graduate researcher in taking an Islamic epistemological understanding and uses this in shaping an individual theoretical perspective and associated methodology. The sessions will focus on exploring theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches, and methods and techniques. The intention is to provide students with knowledge, understanding and the ability to conceptualise an Islamic epistemological approach that leads to theory and application. The sessions will focus on some core areas that are used in research relevant to Government.


Professor Glenn Hardaker

Professor Glenn Hardaker is Director of the Centre for Lifelong Learning and Senior Professor at Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. He is also a National Teaching Fellow (the highest award for teaching and learning excellence in the UK). Glenn Hardaker has worked in universities in the United Kingdom for approximately 25 years in the area of technological innovation and learning. His research is focused on a blend of Islam, innovation and learning. Glenn Hardaker is Editor of two international publications Journal for Multicultural Education (JME) and International Journal Information & Learning Technology (IJILT).

Glenn Hardaker's research focus is on the intersection between Islam, Innovation and learning. His current research funded by the Brunei Research Council (BRC12) has enabled learning innovation to be shaped by international priorities with the roots of pedagogy in Islam. The research searches for deeper understanding into personalised learning.



  Online forums will be used to support the scaffolding of knowledge, understanding and abilities. The teaching style will include video conferencing, discussion forums and activity based learning techniques. The focus of the teaching style will be determined through learning diagnostics, undertaken by students, which will identify learning styles needs. A cooperative learning framework is used as a means of supporting equity for both teaching and learning styles.


What you get

  • Islamic epistomology for research methods for professional practice.
  • Islamic Epistemology for Research Strategy and Design.
  • Explore the nature and applicability of action learning for implementation modalities.
  • Theoretical Perspectives for Research.
  • Action Research Approaches.
  • Analyse the significance of critical action learning in an organisational context.
  • Writing Case Studies Validity, Reliability & Generalisabilty in Research.