Welcome to the edudialogue.org community forum: a space dedicated to having supportive and fun conversations about educational dialogue
Please note: The forum is currently only running for a trial of an online course by a member of CEDiR. We will be opening up the forum for public access in the near future and look forward to you joining the conversation.
This channel is to introduce yourself to your course peers. Please introduce yourself in a brief post, which includes: (1) The grade(s)/level(s) and subject(s) you teach; (2) Where in the world you are; (3) Whether you're in the 'facilitator' or 'inquirer' strand of the course; and (4) What you're hoping to get out of this course.
Hi everyone! Since I'm the first one on this forum, I thought I would go first for the introductions.
I'm Meaghan and I'm the course creator. I'm doing my PhD at the University of Cambridge and work for a consultancy that's based in London, UK, however I have just moved home to Ottawa, Canada. What I'm hoping to get out of the course is to ultimately develop a platform and model that really works for teachers and practitioners to develop their dialogic teaching practice and help support their colleagues to do the same. I want this online course to be inclusive, engaging, and relevant for a range of contexts and needs - and look forward to your insights to help do this!
This discussion forum is for those of you who have accessed the course in a self-paced capacity and so I'm really interested in hearing your thoughts on how well this worked and what needs to be improved. Please feel free to send any suggestions or requests for further content my way! Either on this forum or by email: email@example.com
Hello! I am Arwa Al Qassim and I am currently working as a Projects Manager at the Future, Foresight and Imagination department at the Dubai Future Foundation. I have previously worked as a Specialist at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, where I was responsible for managing projects related to the Islamic Creative Economy. Prior to that, I was a Senior Research Analyst at the Emirates Competitiveness Council.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the American University of Sharjah (AUS) with a major in International Relations and a minor in Psychology, as well as a master’s degree in Islamic Studies from the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) in London, UK.
I am currently interested in studying the current Islamic education curricula in the UAE and identifying the gaps and areas of development as well as looking into how we can enable Islamic education in the UAE to be reframed within an analytical reasoning mind-set and value framework.
I look forward to hopefully contributing and benefitting from the discussions on this forum!