DR. YU-MEI WANG
University of Alabama at Birmingham
KEYNOTE SPEECH TITLE: USING COVID-19 AS A GATEWAY TO REFORM TEACHER EDUCATION
Dr. Yu-mei Wang teaches at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has been teaching discussion-based online courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Her research covers new media literacy, technology proficiencies of digital natives as preservice teachers, meaningful online discourse communities, and teacher education reform. Dr. Yu-mei Wang has published widely in academic journals and presented at various international conferences.
DR. MOHD NORAZMI BIN NORDIN
A special education lecturer at the Center for the Study of Education and Community Wellbeing, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (The National University of Malaysia)
KEYNOTE SPEECH TITLE: THE BEST MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP PRACTICES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
Dr. Mohd Norazmi bin Nordin holds a doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree in special education leadership. Former academic teacher at Batu Pahat Special Education School, Johor, Malaysia. Successfully completed PhD studies within two years. He is also the founder of SKAF-Style Quick Thesis Writing Techniques which has greatly helped undergraduate and doctoral students in completing their theses. Receive invitations from various universities in and outside Malaysia as speakers and keynote speakers for international conferences and seminars. He is also Editor in Chief of a special education journal and as an editorial board in five international journals.
PROF. TATJANA KRAPSE
Professor of Pedagogy and Sociology at the Slovenian National Institute of Education, Department of Primary Education
KEYNOTE SPEECH TITLE: RAISING TEACHERS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE EXAMPLE OF DEVELOPING STUDENTS’ ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPETENCE IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Prof. Tatjana Krapše, worked as a teacher at a primary school, then became a pedagogical advisor for teaching and, before taking up her current post, was a primary school head teacher for 11 years. Her main areas of work are: Research in the field of didactics of primary education, professional development of teachers, pedagogical leadership. She recently completed the leadership of the project Development of Entrepreneurship in Primary Education in Slovenia. She is a member of several editorial boards of professional journals in the field of education. She has given numerous lectures in Slovenia and abroad.
DR. BENAISSA ICHOU
Dr. Benaissa ICHOU is director of research at the Didactic Research Center and Pedagogical Programs (CRDPP) in Rabat’s Royal Institute of Amazigh Culture (IRCAM). He holds a Doctorate (Ph.D) in didactics of languages teaching, a Diploma of in-depth higher studies (DESA) in didactics of language teaching with a specialization in Arabic language, a Diploma of higher studies (DES) and a Diploma of advanced studies (DEA) in language and literature, all from University Med V in Rabat. He has also received a Classroom Observation Completion Certificate from Texas A&M University. Benaissa’s research interests include language didactics, teaching the Amazigh language, and learning assessment. He has participated in numerous conferences and seminars and has authored several research studies and personal works.
DR. STELLA CHANTZI
Panagiotis has obtained his Ph.D. in Financial Econometrics from Panteion University. His research interests are in the area of macro-financial economics, in which he also has working experience (e.g., member of the ECB, financial services as Consultant). During his Ph.D. studies, he published papers in international Journals (e.g., Energy Journal, Journal of Forecasting).
DR. AVISHAG EDRI
Dr. Avishag Edri, is a lecturer in Hemdat College of Education & Orot Israel College of Education . Her doctoral thesis dealt with the homeschooling experience of homeschooling mothers, in her postdoctoral thesis she focused on the experience of homeschooling graduates, both studies are based on phenomenological qualitative research. She has also been homeschooling her children for about twenty years.
DR. NANCY TAMIMI
Dr. Nancy Tamimi trained as a dentist. She has an MSc degree in the Science of Dental Public Health and a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology. She is a Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King’s College London and was awarded the Fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy earlier this year. Her current focus is on strengthening research capacity in conflict-affected areas and decolonising higher education.
DR. EVRIM ÜSTÜNLÜOĞLU
Dr. Evrim Ustunluoglu has a vast amount of experience as an instructor, advisor to the rector, the dean of students, and also the director of School of Foreign Languages. Her qualifications include MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Ph.D. in Educational Sciences. She has publications in international journals, and has been awarded scholarships as a researcher and visiting scholar abroad. Her expertise and interests are quality, program development, methodology and designing thinking.
Md. Shahinujjaman is currently working as a Manager- Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and overall leading the MEAL function of development portfolio of Education Sector in Save the Children in Bangladesh country office. For the last 16 years, he has professional experience in development sector related to research, planning and MEAL. His academic background is Master of Science in Environmental Science and Master of Business Administration. He is PMD Pro certified and PMM Facilitator and awarded as “The PMM Star 2022” from Asia. His areas of interest are Research, Planning, Monitoring, Designing and Facilitation.
MR. ADRIAN ESTRELA PEREIRA
Adrian Estrela Pereira is a Brazilian arranger, pianist and music producer with a Bachelor degree in Composition and Arrangement for Popular Music from the Federal University of Bahia and a master degree in music education from the same university. Currently, Adrian investigates Power Relations in Curricula of Higher Education Music Courses as a PhD student at Eötvös Loránd University.
MR. WAN QUAN LIN
Nash Lin is creative artist, teacher and mentor for tertiary level since 2010 in multimedia art subjects. Nash has recently obtained his Master in Education with distinction, focusing on educational technology to enhance personalised learning. Nash’s deep interest in edu-tech drives him to develop his own Personalised Feedback App for his students, which presented him with the Educational Innovation Award.
MS. AMBER NICOLE CASTELLANOS
Amber Nicole Castellanos is currently finishing up her MA in Education and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She has an MA in English Literature and a BA in Creative Writing. She has presented in two other conferences including the 2nd Global Conference on Women’s Studies and a Conference through IIARP and has several published poems and short stories.
MR. ILYA SINITSKY
Ilya Sinitski is an accomplished professional with a diverse range of experiences and expertise. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Ilya is currently living and working from Limassol, Cyprus, where he serves as the Representative and Chief Business Development Officer of MoodHood.Online. With a passion for education and coaching, Ilya has helped countless students achieve their academic and personal goals. He has a deep understanding of the learning process and is committed to helping others unlock their full potential. As the former owner of an online language school, Ilya has an entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to making a positive impact in people’s lives. He has a deep understanding of the power of education and technology to transform lives and create new opportunities. His passion for learning, creativity, and innovation makes him a dynamic and inspiring leader who is making a significant impact in the world.
PROF. DR. NISSIM BEN-ARIE
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
KEYNOTE SPEECH TITLE: PERSPECTIVES ON THE FUTURE OF ACADEMIC TEACHING: LONG-TERM COVID19 EFFECTS
Prof. Dr. Nissim Ben-Arie is Professor of Developmental Genetics, studying genetic regulation of nervous system development in the embryo. He is Academic Head of the Pre-Academic Preparatory Schools, both in The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Having B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biology, he is voted numerous times as an excellent lecturer and awarded by the University with the Milken Prize for continuous excellence in teaching.
DR. THI PHUONG LAN NGUYEN
Thi Phuong Lan Nguyen –Doctor of Philosophy in Education. She graduated PhD program from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2019. She has been an experienced EAL/D lecturer and researcher since 2001. Her interests are TESOL, curriculum development, and educational policy.
DR. BIRTA-SZÉKELY NOÉMI
Birta-Székely Noémi Associate professor, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania. She is a VIG (Video Interactive Guidance) trainer and bibliotherapist. Her research areas are professional self-awareness and mental health of teachers.
DR. QUANG VU
Dr. Quang Vu, Director of Institute for Educational Management HCMC. He completed his PhD from Vietnamese National University of Economics. His interest is education management, especially financial autonomy in education. He is an author of a series of papers regarding financial autonomy in Vietnamese public higher education.
DR. STELLA CHANTZI
Stella Chantzi is a secondary school teacher in Greece with language, Postgraduate degree, specializing in school pedagogy and new technologies, PhD in the field of Pedagogy and instructor in university of University of Western Macedonia (UOWM) in Greece.
MS. SOHNI ZAHID-SIDDIQUI
Sohni Zahid-Siddiqui is a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Educational Sciences at Technische Universität Berlin, supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Currently, she is examining strategies to prevent bullying in educational institutions through teachers’ professional development.
MR. MARK JOEL PIERCE
Mark Pierce was an Educator in the Dallas Independent School District for 27 years. For 23 of those years, he was the Program Manager of the Homeless Education Program. He retired from education in 2018 and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Southern Methodist University. He will defend his dissertation on how COVID19 affected the lives homeless children in July 2022.
PROF. TATJANA KRAPŠE
Tatjana Krapše, professor of pedagogy and sociology, has employed at the Slovenian Institute of Education, Department of Primary Education. Her priority areas of work are: research in the field of didactics of primary education, professional development of teachers, educational leadership. She is currently leading a project on Entrepreneurship Development in Primary School.
PROF. PATRICK POON
Patrick Poon is the Associate Dean and Professor of Teaching in Marketing and International Business, Faculty of Business, Lingnan University. He received his PhD (major in Technology Management and Marketing) and Master of Engineering and Technology Management from the University of Queensland. He obtained his second doctoral degree (Doctor of Political Science) at the University of Mainz.
MS. FEI XUE
Fei Xue is a Ph.D. student in the School of Education at the University of California, Davis, USA. Her research focuses on instructional technology, human-computer interaction, and design thinking.
PROF. DR. KATICA PEVEC SEMEC
Katica Pevec Semec is a Pedagogical consultant and Research-Development associate with a lot of experience. Her areas of development and research work: entrepreneurship among young people, multilingualism, CLIL, integrated approach to education, integration of immigrants and professional development of teachers. She conducts seminars and pedagogical consulting.
DR. REEMA MANI
Reema Mani is a post-doctoral researcher at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai, India. She is interested in mainly dialogue in the classroom, classroom discourse, and qualitative research methods in education. In this presentation, she will share the type of engagement in learning that was possible when students were mostly unsupervised and working from home.
MR. WILLIAM COLLINS
William Collins is Associate Professor of English at Nagasaki University where he has taught since 2002. He has taught Academic Writing, Presentation, Speaking, Listening, American Culture and Cross-Cultural Communication. Professor Collins holds a Master of TESOL degree from University of Birmingham, UK. His research interests include Corpus Stylistics, Literature and Language Teaching and developing an online World Literature Corpus.
MRS. ASMAE CHRAIBI
Asmae Chraibi is a junior student majoring in Engineering and Management Science at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. Two years ago, She discovered her interest for undergraduate research, and ever since then, She has been relentlessly pursuing topics that are under-researched, but which merit careful consideration and discussion.
DR. JULIO CÉSAR TOVAR-GÁLVEZ
PhD in Educational Sciences, Postdoctoral Researcher, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Postdoctoral researcher at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and funded by Fritz Thyssen Foundation, Germany. My PhD is in educational sciences at MLU. I have a bachelor‘s and a master‘s in chemistry teaching at Universidad Pedagógica Nacional in Colombia. Throughout around 7 years, I worked in different universities in Colombia, mostly in teacher education. I have also worked as a school teacher, during 3 years, in diverse contexts in Colombia. My research topics are science education, teacher education, environmental education, interculturality, and higher education. Until September 2021, I have 70 publications –34 papers in peer-reviewed and indexed journals, 15 full texts in proceedings, 2 books, 3 chapters, and 16 short communications in proceedings
DR. TOMISLAVA VIDIĆ
Lecturer, Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Tomislava Vidić has a PhD in Educational Sciences. She currently holds a position of a class teacher, with a teacher-counsellor title. As a lecturer at the Faculty of Teacher Education University of Zagreb, she teaches the following courses: Classroom Management, Theory of Education, and Communication in Education. She has participated in several international conferences and published research papers and books.
DR. ARISTIDES VAGELATOS
Dr. Aristides Vagelatos, is a computer engineer, and a researcher fellow at Computer Technology Institute, Greece. His main scientific interests include ICT in Education, Natural Language Processing, Adult Education and Open education Resources. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 scientific research papers, and has served as a reviewer in a number of international conferences. For more information please visit www.vagelatos.gr.
MS. THAWANRAT PUANGKEAW
Thawanrat Puangkeaw has got Master of Science (Science Education) in Chemistry from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok Thailand. She is now doing internship in Professional Teaching at Bodindecha (Sing Singhaseni) School, Bangkok teaching Chemistry.
MR. SERAFEIM A. TRIANTAFYLLOU
Serafeim A. Triantafyllou has worked as a Computer Science Teacher in schools of Secondary Education of Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. He holds a BSc in Applied Informatics, an MSc degree in Continuing Education and a Master Degree of Education in Special Education. He taught in School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPETE), Annex of Thessaloniki (Greece) for the academic years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. Serafeim is also author of computer science and pedagogy books.
MS. OLGA DOMBROVSKA
Olga Dombrovska holds an MA degree in English Philology. CELTA certified. Founder and Teacher Trainer at TOK training project. Collaborator with “Scientific Centre of ECRAL analysis” UNESCO Club on development of teaching methodologies in the area of Educational Phycology, Psychology of Emotions, Inclusive Education.
MRS. CRISTIANA LEVINTHAL
Cristiana Levinthal is an expert in educational psychology and doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the University of Helsinki, Finland. Her research explores parental engagement with learning, parent-teacher partnerships, and parents’ growth mindset. She is interested in exploring similarities and differences between the Finnish and the Portuguese contexts of parental engagement and providing new insights for teacher education.
MR. LUKASZ LISOWSKI
Lukasz Lisowski is the CEO & Founder Bond Together, Inc. “Dance is my lifelong passion. I created a business to empower children with life skills through dance/ physical fitness and mindfulness skills. My goal is to implement this program into school systems around the world.” His credentials include University of Environment/ Life Science, NYU Business Management, Professional Ballroom, Choreographer, Arthur Murray: Travel Consultant, Manager.
MRS. VICTORIA MIRATA
Victoria Mirata is a researcher and lecturer in the field of personalised and adaptive learning at the Institute for Research in Open-, Distance- and eLearning (IFeL) and the UNESCO Chair on Personalised and Adaptive Distance Education at the Swiss University of Applied Sciences. Her research interests include technology-enhanced learning, implementation challenges. The methodology draws on qualitative and mixed-methods approaches, Delphi method.
MS. KHADIJA ALBLOOSHI
Khadija Alblooshi, First year PhD student in the College of Education in UAE University. Works as senior executive in the Dean’s office in College of Medicine and Health Sciences at UAE University. An administrator in the Education field for 15 years, so she chose to pursue her graduate studies in Leadership in Education and Policy Studies.Interested in leadership studies and research.
MS. BYAMBASUREN NYAMKHUU
She earned her B.A in Education studies from Mongolian State University of Education, Mongolia and M.A in English from St.Xavier’s college, India. During her studies in India, she collected the prize “Indian Overseas bank prize for a deserving student with good academic credentials”. Currently, she is a PhD student in the Faculty of Education and Psychology of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. She received fully funded government scholarship from India as well as Hungary.