Conference Speakers

Past Speakers

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Dr. Kedmon Hungwe

Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences Michigan Technological University Houghton, MICHIGAN, US

Proposed Topic:

Educating for the future: Emerging opportunities and challenges for science teachers.

Dr. Kedmon Hungwe is currently Professor of Cognitive and Learning Sciences  in the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences at Michigan Technological University. He was previously affiliated with the University of Zimbabwe where he served as a Senior Lecturer in Educational Communications and Technology. Additionally, he has extensive experience  in science and mathematics education and has designed, implemented and evaluated many projects  in the USA and Zimbabwe. His teaching portfolio has covered the areas of teacher education, instructional technology,  and  psychology.

One strand of Dr. Hungwe’s research has focused on the development of spatial visualization in relation to STEM education, cognitive studies of work, and learning and instruction. He has   presented  in a wide range of national and international forums. His work has appeared in leading journals in psychology, education, and media, including Mind, Culture and Activity, Journal of Adult Development, Journal of Curriculum Studies, Media Culture and Society, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, and the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. More recently Dr. Hungwe has initiated research on children and youth. He is a contributing author to four  Zimbabwean secondary school science textbooks that have been cited as exemplary by the USAID and the World Bank.  Dr. Hungwe has also served on professional panels of the National Science Foundation, the Michigan Department of Education, and the American Psychological Association Panel on Women with Disabilities in STEM Education (WWDSE).

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Prof. Dr. Lucia Herrera Torres

Prof. Dr. Lucia Herrera Torres has a PhD in Psychology. Full Professor at the Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology (University of Granada, Spain). She is Dean of the Faculty of Education and Sports Sciences (University Campus of Melilla). Her awarded are third National Educational Research Award 2004 (Ministry of Education and Science of Spain), and Teaching Excellence Award 2010 (University of Granada). Coordinator of the Research Group Development, Education, Diversity, and Culture: Interdisciplinary Analysis (HUM-742),
She is a researcher and participant in different national and international research projects. She has published in different impact journals indexed in the Web of Sciences.

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Prof. Dr. Oswaldo Lorenzo Quiles

Prof. Dr. Oswaldo Lorenzo Quiles is a Vice-Dean of Research, International Projects and Transfer (Faculty of Education and Sports Sciences. Campus of Melilla, University of Granada). Extraordinary Award for Doctorate in Educational Sciences. Third national prize for educational research (Ministry of Education and Science of Spain). Director of 16 doctoral theses. Author of articles in JCR magazines.

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Dr. Rania Muhamad Qassrawi

Dr. Rania Muhamad Qassrawi is an Assistant professor at Birzeit University in Palestine. She received her Ph.D. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Yarmouk University, Jordan. She has been working at BZU since 2017 in the Languages and Translation Department as well as in the Faculty of Education. She has an interest in conducting research regarding the latest teaching methods with a special emphasis on the psychology of learning languages.

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Prof. Avraam Sachpatzidis

Prof.Dr. Avraam Sachpatzidis is an active ICT Professor in Greece. He has experience in Adult Education of more than 17 years. He holds a Master of Education Degree in “Gender Studies and Information Technology” from the University of the Aegean and a second Master of Science Degree in “e-Business and Digital Marketing” at the University of Western Macedonia. His Ph.D. thesis at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is in progress with the title ” Audiovisual creation and cultural communication with the use of New Technologies in Education”. He has published articles in greek and international journals, presented papers at international conferences and he is a former Badminton Europe Umpire.
His research interests are Education, Adult Education, Technical Education, New Technologies in Education, Visual Literacy, e-Commerce, e-Business, and Digital Marketing. He is at the moment the Director of Second Chance School in Naousa, Greece

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Dr. Deborah Olufunmilayo Makinde

Dr. Deborah Olufunmilayo Makinde is an experienced Academic who has progressed consistently from teaching to research to mentorship. She obtained B.Ed. (Hons) Special Education/Mathematics; M.Sc and PhD Mathematics, in 1997, 2000 and 2011 respectively with research interest complex Analysis with Applications and currently an Associate Professor at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.

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Dr. Haya Fayyad Abu Hussein

Dr. Haya Fayyad Abu Hussein is an assistant professor at the Department of Languages and Translation at Birzeit University, Palestine. She received her (BA) in English Language and Literature from An Najah National University, and her (MA) in the Arts of Teaching English from Al-Quds University-Bard College programme. In 2016, she was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching at Indiana University in the United States of America. She completed her Doctorate at Yarmouk University, Jordan in Curriculum Studies and Methods of Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Dr. Fayyad Abuhussein is also a visiting research fellow at St. Antony’s and the Middle East Centre, University of Oxford. In her research, Dr. Fayyad Abuhussein is interested in curriculum and TEFL studies.

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Assoc. Prof. Pragasit Sitthitikul

Assoc. Prof. Pragasit Sitthitikul, Ph.D. is a full-time lecturer of the Language Institute, Thammasat University in Thailand. He earned a doctorate in Language and Literacy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. His areas of interest include Second Language Literacy, Cognitive and Sociocultural Factors in Second Language Learning, and Intercultural Issues in Second Language Learning.

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Ass. Professor. Lýdia Simanová

Ass. Prof. Lýdia Simanová has been working at the Department of Primary and Pre-primary Education, Faculty of Education, Matej Bel University. In the scientific research and pedagogical area, she has focused on the issue of educational reforms, children reading literacy, second language acquisition, and linguistic and didactic disciplines in primary education.

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Ass.Prof. Zuzana Lynch

Ass. Prof. Zuzana Lynch has been working at the Department of Primary and Pre-primary Education, Faculty of Education, Matej Bel University. Within the framework of pedagogical activities and in the field of scientific research, she profiles herself on the issues of preschool curriculum and professional training for pre-primary teachers.

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Dr. Olusegun Ademolu Ajigini

Dr. Olusegun Ademolu Ajigini hold a PhD degree in Information Systems from University of South Africa. He is head of programs for ICT at The Independent Institute of Education, Sandton, South Africa. His areas of interest are digital transformation, new ICT technologies adoption, and IT security.

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Mr. SAMUEL GALDÓN LÓPEZ Graduated in Primary Education with a mention in Physical Education from the University of Granada. In this same institution, he completed the Master’s Degree in Research and Innovation in Curriculum, specializing in Physical Education and Health. He has extensive knowledge of educational research and statistics, which led him to be pursuing a Doctorate in Education in the field of Physical Education. He has several publications in magazines as well as several book chapters.

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Mr. Thomas B. Frösig

Mr. Thomas B. Frösig started with Educational Technology in 2006 where he developed the first 3D Multiplayer-game for the danish department of education, and also worked with LEGO Education. 2016 he moved to Germany. He is the founder of and currently a student at the University of Côte d’Azur.

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Mr. Tawia Iddrisu Frimpong

Mr. Tawia Iddrisu Frimpong did his B.Ed. at the University of Education, Winneba- Ghana. He further did both his Bachelor’s honors in Education (B.Ed. HONORS) and Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) at the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa specializing in mathematics education. In addition, he is now a Mathematical literacy educator and a deputy Principal at Christian High School. For the past 13 years, he has been teaching learners mathematics in the 8th and 9th Grades. Also, he has been teaching learners from grade 10 to grade 12 mathematical literacy for about 7 years within the same 13-year period. His area of interest is mathematics and mathematical literacy teaching and learning particularly focusing on error analysis in mathematics, teaching strategies in mathematics, assessment in mathematics, and interventions to improve mathematics, at the basic school level.

REV. Korunananda Sramon

REV. Korunananda Sramon educational background consists of a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Pali and Sanskrit, and a Master of Arts degree with a major in English from Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University (MCU). He possess credentials in the Novice School and International Tipitaka studies. Currently, he is teaching Pali Abhidhamma at his temple and serving as a guest lecturer at MCU. He intends to pursue his Ph.D. in Buddhism of Philosophy.

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Mrs.Florencia Yaque

Mrs.Florencia Yaque, is a secondary and terciary school teacher in Uruguay and has been working for nine years as a classroom teacher in public education. She has written articles related to practical activities and experiences in the “Conversation Class” program in Uruguay, she has got a diploma on Education Institutions Management, another in Economy and is currently doing a master at ORT University.

Ms. Ann Mary George

Ms. Ann Mary George is a Research Scholar at Christ ( Deemed to be University) in Bengaluru. She is currently working in an ed-tech focused on catalysing early childhood education (ECE) and community engagement prior to which she worked with Teach for India as a government school teacher. During the course of her graduation and post-graduation in Economics she has actively contributed towards the departmental activities and was the event head for the National Level Economics Fest 2015. She has presented various research papers at several national and international conferences including wining the best paper award at the International Conference on “Business Dynamics and Sustainable Development 2020” at St Joseph’s College Bengaluru. The research domains pursued focus on human capital development and solid waste management.

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Ms. Lorraine Murphy

Ms. Lorraine Murphy is a lectures Business and Company Law at ATU Sligo, Ireland. Qualified Solicitor since 2001, Tutor with Law Society of Ireland, and graduate of LLM in Advanced Legal Practice from Northumbria University. She is Joint Programme Chair (Law and Business) & her Interests include Continuous Professional Development (CPD), progression pathways in Education and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Ms. Min Hae Song

Ms. Min Hae Song is a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology at Seoul National University. Her research interests include collaboration, teaching and learning in higher education, peer assessment, and feedback. She has published a research article in a Journal of Cognitive Psychology.

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Dr. Martyna Elerian

University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Proposed topic:

Fake news, social media, and controversy – facing the challenges of globalised education in international and intercultural settings

Dr. Elerian has a PhD in International Relations and European Studies (University of Nicosia) and a Master’s degree in History (Nicolaus Copernicus University). Her research focus is on multiple dimensions of international education, including international schools, international mindedness, global citizenship and intercultural education. She is a member of the British Society for Educational Studies and a member of the Roster of professionals for the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (Cyprus). Having completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Dr. Elerian has pedagogical competence in lesson planning & implementation, assessment, class management, and resource development. She is an Assessment Specialist for Cambridge Assessment International Education and has been involved in various international educational programs, such as Model United Nations, European Youth Parliament, International Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and World-Class Scholar Program.

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Dr. Adesoji olubunmi OMONIYI

Adesoji olubunmi OMONIYI is an Associate Professor of Science Education and Curriculum Studies in the Department of science Education, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba- Akoko, Nigeria and Presently the Head of Department of Science Education. She has Ph.D. in Science Education and Curriculum studies from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria in 2005, and has published more than 40 articles in both national and International journals. Her area of specialization is in Science Pedagogy and Curriculum Studies with special interest in gender variable. She is fellow and awardee of Gender Studies Association of Nigeria.

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Dr. Nikolaos Papanikolaou

Dr Nikolaos Papanikolaou is Senior Lecturer in Finance at Newcastle University (UK). He has held academic positions in the UK, US, Thailand, and Luxembourg. His research is focused on banking and finance and is published in prestigious journals. He has presented his work in numerous conferences worldwide and has received several awards and distinctions for his research and teaching.

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Dr. Mamiko Takeuchi

Dr. Mamiko Takeuchi, Ph.D, is a professor of economics at Aichigakuin University. Her research interests include the impact of globalization and technological innovation on the career development of women.

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Prof. Dr. Yousef H. Al-Maini

Prof. Dr. Yousef H. Al-Maini has taught English at intermediate and secondary stages in Saudi Arabia. He currently lectures in the College of Languages & Translation, Imam Mohammed Ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh.

Dr. Irmohizam Ibrahim

Dr. Irmohizam Ibrahim is currently pursuing his fourth Master’s degree at National Defence University of Malaysia. He believes in the concept of lifelong learning therefore He will continue to learn either formally or non-formally for the rest of his life. He is an Executive Director and Group Managing Director of World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ms. Niloufar Daneshkhah

Niloufar Daneshkhah is a PhD candidate and researcher from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran who has been awarded a scholarship to pursue her research project on the issue of Teachers’ Professional Identity in Leiden University. To present her study at the 4th Worldcte, she was awarded a financial grant by ICLON, Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching, the Netherlands.

Ms. Veronica Gamboa

Veronica Gamboa is an Assistant Professor in De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde in Manila, Philippines where she has been teaching Business and IT subjects for more than 13 years. Veron is also the Vice President for Market Planning and Development of Eductechnologies Provider Incorporated, Philippines. She is currently pursuing a course in Doctor of Business Administration at the  De La Salle University, Manila where she also earned her degree in  Master of Business Administration.  She also worked as an Assistant Professor and Internal Verifier for U.K. and Australian-based academic programs delivered in the Philippines. A certified Lean Six Sigma GreenBelt,  and educator for Google for Education for Levels 1 and 2, her other pursuits expand to growing vegetables using the hydroponics process, managing solid wastes at home, and diving/snorkeling.

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Ms. Bui Nguyen Bich Thy

Ms. Bui Nguyen Bich Thy received Master of Primary Education degree from Ho Chi Minh City University of Education in 2021. She is now a PhD student in the Department of Education and Human Potentials Development at National Dong Hwa University. Her research areas are Teacher Education, Literacy Curriculum and Reading Instruction.

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Ms. Marta Testa

Ms. Marta Testa is a Research Fellow at the Department of Education, Languages, Intercultures, Literatures and Psychology of the University of Florence.
Holder of a double degree in Italian and French Law and an M.A. in International Law, she is currently obtaining a specialisation in Human Rights and Conflict Management at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. She is interested in the interconnections between human rights and education.

Ms. Haeza Haron

Haeza Haron obtained her master’s degree in TESOL in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). She is currently in her final year of her PhD in the School of Languages, Literacies, and Translation, USM. Her research interests include WhatsApp, ESL Writing and Mobile Technology. In March 2020, she was awarded with best technical paper in an international conference held in Melbourne, Australia.

Ms. Silvia Iossa

Silvia Iossa works in the third university mission in a spin-off of the University of Florence, in the Department of Education,
where she deals with scientific transfer and productive transformation of knowledge.She has conducted research and lectured in the field of citizenship education, inclusion and diversity.
She holds an interclass degree in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning from the University of Florence”

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MSC. Ilknur Zamir Khan

Ilknur Zamir Khan has been working as a Cambridge A Level biology teacher/Academic Coordinator at the Pakistan Embassy School,Ankara for 25 years. She has a masters degree in Instruction and Curriculum Design. Currenctly she is pursuing a PhD in the department of Maths and Science Education – in the field of Biology Education.
She holds an interclass degree in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning from the University of Florence”

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Mr. Amory Pescariu

Mr. Amory Pescariu is an incoming Graduate Student at Florida International University, having just completed his Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business. His research interests include corporate social responsibility, political economy, and country risk. He also carries an Undergraduate Certificate in International Trade and Investment.

Ms. Mahsa Soleimani

Mahsa Soleimani holds an MA in English Language Teaching from the University of Mazandaran. She is an English teacher at the Iran Language Institute. She has 8+ years of teaching experience and frequently praised as a diligent and dedicated teacher by her manager. She is very much interested in teaching and doing researches in the field of English Language Teaching.

Mr. Shahrul Azuwar Abdul Aziz

Mr. Shahrul Azuwar Abdul Aziz is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Business Administration at National Defence University of Malaysia. He is also aim to continue his studies in PhD after completing his Master’s degree. He has several businesses to support his life and family.

Ms. Niamh Hickey

Ms. Niamh Hickey is a post-primary school teacher currently completing a doctorate in the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her project, which is funded by the Irish Research Council, is entitled an analysis of distributed leadership in Irish post-primary schools. Niamh’s areas of interest include distributed leadership, power and empowerment, and workplace behaviors.

Ms. Mingming Jiang

Ms. Mingming Jiang is a researcher at UC Berkeley focusing on data-driven learning design and interactive learning environments. She has designed blended leadership development programs for companies like Airbnb and Pinterest, published in 4 journals and international conferences, and received a master’s degree in learning, design and technology from Stanford University..