Teachers and Students, Reflections on Learning in Near and Middle Eastern Cultures

Collected Studies in Honour of Sebastian Günther


Teachers and Students: Reflections on Learning in Near and Middle Eastern Cultures. Collected Studies in Honour of Sebastian Günther contains essays on the developments, ideals, and practices of teaching and learning in the Islamicate world, past and present. The authors address topics that reflect – and thus honour – Sebastian Günther’s academic achievements in this particular area.
The volume offers fresh insights into key issues related to education and human development, including their shared characteristics as well as their influence on and interdependence with cultures of the Islamicate world, especially in the classical period of Islam (9th-15th century CE). The diverse spectrum of topics covered in the book, as well as the wide range of innovative interdisciplinary approaches and research tools employed, pay tribute to Sebastian Günther’s research focus on Islamic education and ethics, through which he has inspired many of his students, colleagues, and friends.

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Dorothee Pielow (Lauer) is an academic staff member at the University of Göttingen’s Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies. In 1994, she received her PhD in Arabic studies and Ethnology from this university and has held several academic appointments since then, including one in the Database of Classical Islamic Pedagogy project in Göttingen. Her current research focuses on the history of the occult sciences and magic in Islam.

Jana Newiger is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Göttingen. She received her MA from the University of Göttingen in 2015. Her current research focuses on the intellectual and theological history of early Ibadism.

Yassir El Jamouhi is an assistant professor in the Department of German Studies at the Hassan II University of Casablanca. From 2015 to 2019, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Collaborative Research Centre 1136 “Education and Religion” at the University of Göttingen. He received his PhD in 2015 from the University of Göttingen. His current research focuses on discourse and dialogue analysis, intercultural communication as well as Islamic ethics and education.
All those interested in the intellectual and cultural history of the Islamicate world, including the concepts, ideals, and practices of learning and teaching in Classical Islam.
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