Ebtissam Oraby is an Assistant Professor at George Washington University. She is a curriculum and pedagogy scholar specializing in multilingual education and Arab and Muslim cultures. Her research interests lie at the intersection between philosophy, language, religion, and education, ultimately exploring notions of alterity and ethical possibilities in educational spaces. Oraby’s project is an ethnographic study of a social design experiment that explores the intersections of science pedagogy and Muslim epistemologies. The research questions how elementary school students engage with a philosophy of science curriculum rooted in Muslim ways of knowing. This project aims to address curricular and pedagogical equity and social justice by exploring science pedagogy connecting minoritized students from Muslim backgrounds with their epistemological heritage ingrained in their spiritual tradition.

Award Information

Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
George Washington University
Muslim Epistemologies and Science Education in Pluralist Society