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Dr. Gilan Raslan, Science Education, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at The British University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Dr. Gilan Raslan is an experienced educator specializing in chemistry instruction and educational technology. With a robust background in pharmaceutical sciences and extensive teaching experience in the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, Dr. Raslan is dedicated to enhancing student engagement and academic achievement through innovative teaching methods. Currently serving as a Chemistry Instructor and APChemistry Teacher & Coordinator in Dubai, Dr. Raslan integrates STEAM, PBL, and IBL approaches to make complex chemistry concepts relevant and understandable for students.

Professional Profile:


Master’s in Science Education (Distinction with Honor), The British University in Dubai, Class of 2022

Postgraduate Diploma in General Education (Teaching & Learning), Faculty of Education, Alexandria University, Egypt, Class of 2012

Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Distinction with Honor), Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, Egypt, Class of 2007

Professional Experience:

Dr. Raslan’s professional journey spans over a decade, with roles in various educational institutions across the UAE and Egypt. Since August 2022, she has been a Chemistry Instructor at ACTVET / ATS in Fujairah, UAE, where she creates engaging lesson plans and integrates educational technology to facilitate student understanding of chemistry concepts. From September 2015 to July 2022, she was the APChemistry Teacher & Coordinator at Dubai National School Al Twar, where she significantly improved PISA & TIMSS results through her dedication to student growth and development.

Dr. Raslan also served as an Adjunct Lecturer at Modul University in Dubai from February 2017 to July 2020, preparing course materials and providing academic support to students. Her earlier roles include being a Corporate Trainer at Skyrocket Training Institute, delivering soft skills courses for companies like Etisalat Academy and DEWA, and teaching Biology and Chemistry in various schools in Alexandria, Egypt.

Research Interest:

Educational Technology: Exploring the integration of interactive whiteboards, computer software, and online resources into classroom teaching to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes.

Instructional Strategies: Investigating the effectiveness of differentiated instructional techniques, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), PBL (Project-Based Learning), and IBL (Inquiry-Based Learning) in improving student understanding of complex chemistry concepts.

Academic Achievement: Studying methods to increase student performance in standardized tests such as PISA and TIMSS through targeted educational interventions.

Curriculum Development: Developing innovative curricula that incorporate real-world applications of chemistry to foster deeper student interest and understanding.

Publications Top Noted: 

Examining Critical Thinking Aptitudes of High School Students Using the W-GCTA Test in the Context of UAE

  • Journal: Thinking Skills and Creativity
  • Date: June 2024
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.tsc.2024.101509
  • Contributors: Gilan Raslan, Sufian A. Forawi

The Impact of the Zone of Proximal Development Concept (Scaffolding) on the Students’ Problem Solving Skills and Learning Outcomes

  • Date: March 29, 2024
  • Type: Conference Paper
  • Contributors: Gilan Raslan

Critical Thinking Skills Profile of High School Students in AP Chemistry Learning

Gilan Raslan | Science Education | Best Researcher Award

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