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Nadeem Memon

Senior Lecturer, Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (University of South Australia)

Degrees:PhD (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education)

Dr. Nadeem Memon is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE) at the University of South Australia (UniSA). Within his role at CITE/UniSA, Nadeem serves as the Program Director for the Graduate Certificate in Education (Islamic Education), the first online graduate education program for educators in Islamic schools around the world. His research focuses on teacher education with particular emphasis on Islamic Pedagogy, comparative faith-based schooling, philosophy of religious education, and culturally responsive pedagogy.

In his research program, Nadeem is a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant (2022-2025) on Culturally Responsive Schooling. He also leads a monthly reading group on Faith-Based Pedagogies with educators and academics from various religious traditions and religious orientations.

Some of his notable publications include a sole authored book entitled: A History of Islamic Schooling in North America: Mapping Growth and Evolution (Routledge, 2020) and four co-edited books: (1) Curriculum Renewal for Islamic Education: Critical Perspectives on Teaching Islam in Primary and Secondary Schools (Routledge, 2021); (2) Teacher Training and Education in the GCC: Unpacking the Complexities and Challenges of Internationalising Educational Contexts (Rowman and Littlefield, 2021); (3) Philosophies of Islamic Education: Historical Perspectives and Emerging Discourses (Routledge, 2016); (4) Discipline, Devotion, and Dissent: Jewish, Catholic, and Islamic Schooling in Canada (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013). Nadeem holds a PhD in Theory and Policy Studies in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, Canada.