A lady with a dream in her eyes and wears her heart on her sleeve. An educationist who strives for her community. Full of drama and enthusiasm in everything she touches in life. An inspiration, a shoulder to lean, a symbol of hope to so many.
A product of Methodist College and now one of the founders of Iman Academy, Rukshana Hassen, holds a Master’s in Education, University of Nottingham. She has received First class honours in Post Graduate in Education. She is an Associate of Trinity College London for Speech & Drama (2000).
Rukshana Hassen was invited to join a panel at the Islamic Education conference in Adelaide, Australia conducted by University of South Australia’s Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE). This brought together four educators from around the globe who are all alumni of the Islamic Teacher Education Program (ITEP).
Rukshana in her own respective role as school leader has grappled with a vision of Islamic schooling, internalized conceptions of Islamic Pedagogy from her ITEP studies, and enacted innovative ways of Islamic pedagogy in practice in her own unique schooling context.
Through short pre-recorded videos, she along with three other educators around the world, shared practical case examples of how Islamic pedagogy was implemented along with reﬂections on impact on student learning. She also received the opportunity to co-write and co-edit a collection of books on Islamic Pedagogy by CITE.
Ms. Hassen also shares her aura of inducing vivid imagination in the ELC age group on occasional visits. As Head of School, she capitalizes on her research intense nature to keep up with trending pedagogical practices. Her extensive knowledge in Evidence Based Teaching strategies has been instrumental to the Imanian classroom. Rukshana is a Senior Edu-Trainer at Iman Academy widening the scope of modern pedagogy in and outside the classroom.