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Islamic Banking and Finance Teaching and Supervision at Westminster Business School

  • Abdelhafid Benamraoui
Part of the IE Business Publishing book series (IEBP)

Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to reflect on my own experience of teaching Islamic Banking (IB) and Finance (IF) and on supervising undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. students in this subject area. The first part of the chapter deals with the main issues associated with the delivery of lectures and tutorials in this field of study. This includes a discussion of the different sources of materials used in preparing the lectures and seminar sessions, the methods applied in organizing the syllabuses covered in the lecture notes, the type of questions and case studies used in seminar sessions, the assessment methods and the feedback given to students. The second part of the chapter covers the learning methods adopted in supervising undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. students undertaking their research project in the field of IF. This entails an analysis of the approach followed in guiding the students through their dissertations, my role as a supervisor, the main problems which emerge with students on various aspects of their research projects and the solutions implemented when a problem arises with the students, who are considered to be the centre of the learning process. Finally, a critical statement is made on the implications of the personal experience presented in this chapter by outlining what I see as a way forward in teaching and supervising students in this field of study.

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Subject Area Doctoral Student Islamic Banking High Education Research Group Supervision 
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