Profile of the chair - research-based and empirical oriented
1. Personal Details
Fahimah Ulfat, born in Kabul, is a primary school teacher and Islamic religious pedagogue. She obtained her PhD from the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen / Nürnberg on the topic of „the self-positioning of Muslim children towards God - an empirical study about relations to God of Muslim children as a reflexive contribution on didactics of the Islamic religious education.“
The chair for Islamic Religious Education is primarily empirically oriented. The chair works in close cooperation with the Protestant and the Catholic chair for Religious Education. Moreover, the chair is cooperating with the Hector-Institute for empirical research education in the framework of the research network „Education and Migration“. It is a member of the Tübingen School of Education which is the central scientific institution for teacher’s training at the University of Tübingen.
3.1 The didactical education at the Center for Islamic Theology
The didactical education at the Center for Islamic Theology is based on a multistage and skill oriented concept for teacher training.
The didactical study begins with an introduction into religious education. Thereby the confrontation with the origins and the transition of the teacher profile and the reflection on the personal impression of the teacher profile play a role. Religious educational theories, methods, aims and contents are being discussed and analyzed. Further subject-didactical approaches are presented and its applicability for the Islamic religious class are debated. The foundation for lesson planning, methods and media build further contents (introduction into Islamic Religious Education I, VO/S).
In an in-depth stage the living environment of Muslim pupils and the socio-theoretical access to religiousness of children and youths are presented and its impact on the class will be discussed. This will be followed by the thematization of religious pluralism in our society. On the basis of selected topics of religious education, skills from previous training facilities will be practiced and it shall be demonstrated how these result into concrete lesson planning (introduction into Islamic Religious Education II, VO/S).
Aspired competence structure:
Competences of the Islamic religion teachers
Role of the Islamic religious lecturers
Aims of the Islamic religion education
The module handbooks for Bachelor of Education and Master of Education can be found here.
3.2.3 Lecture series
The chair for Islamic religious education regularly organizes lecture series on the topic „Islamic educational work - theological and philosophical reflections about the responsible dealing with different topics of religious education.“ in regular intervals.
Guest scientists on this field are invited.
4. Topics for doctoral candidates
(due to the empirical orientation of the chair for Islamic religious education, the following topics have to be worked out empirically.)