19TH EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE [EDC2024]
5th - 7th of March 2024, Bangkok, Thailand
Radisson Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit
5th - 7th of March 2024, Bangkok, Thailand
Radisson Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit
This list of speakers is periodically being updated with new speakers added, as they are confirmed.
Act Locally, Think Globally: SDGs as Core Content for a 24 Course EAP Program
Cristina is an Associate Professor in the Intercultural Studies Department at Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts. She has more than 18 years experience teaching English as a Foreign Language. Her research interests include curriculum and materials development, extensive reading, and emergency remote teaching.
The Intersectionality of the LGBTQ+ Community and Mainstream Society in Education
Dr. Jason Blair is a graduate of Arizona State University and University of Phoenix. He has worked in higher education for more than two decades. During that time, Dr. Blair has lived and conducted research in eight countries on three continents. He earned his Doctor of Education in 2005, writing his dissertation on the emergence of charter schools serving marginalized populations in Arizona. Since that time, his research has focused on helping different populations and cultures learn to understand and appreciate the differences inherent across the globe. He and his husband live in Thailand, while working full-time for Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies in Tempe, Arizona.
Personalized Continuing Professional Learning of Teachers: A Global Perspective
Prof. Orit Avidov-Ungar, Israeli educator, Dean of the Faculty of Education and Leadership at Achva Academic College. Member of Israel’s National Education Committee.
Prof. Avidov-Ungar’s academic research revolves around two main areas: professional development as a personalized process of continuing professional learning among teachers and educators. The research emphasizes the understanding of the motives for the professional development of teachers and officials as well as of Professional Learning Communities.
Prof. Avidov-Ungar integrates in her roles the worlds of learning technologies, leading change and pedagogical innovation, training and professional development of principals, functionaries, teachers and teacher educators, and senior academic and professional management.
“And Still, We Rise”: Exploring the Experiences of Racialized Women in the Academy
Dr. Sandra Dixon is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta and an Associate Professor at the University of Lethbridge. Her program of research encompasses culturally adapted counselling practices amongst minoritized groups, cultural identity reconstruction, and ethno-cultural diversity issues which include but are not limited to the intersectionality of spirituality/religion, class, race, and gender across socio-cultural contexts. She currently serves on the Boards of the Lethbridge Family Services, Psychologists’ Association of Alberta, and the Alberta Network of Immigrant Women (ANIW). She has published a wide range of work that addresses racial trauma, faith, cultural identity reconstruction, immigration, culturally adapted and socially informed counselling.
She has received several awards for her excellence in teaching, research, and practice including the 2023 Psychologists' Association of Alberta Excellence in Teaching Psychology Award; Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Research, Professional Article Award; The Professor Cecille DePass Research Award through the Farquharson Institute of Public Affairs (FIPA); the EDI Scholar Award at the University of Lethbridge; and the 2022 People’s Choice Award by the Alberta Black Therapists Network.
Unveiling Innovative Open Educational Resources (OER) for English Language Programs
Virginia McHardy is the Program Coordinator for the English for Academic Purposes Program at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. She has been an educator in the field for over 30 years, teaching at York University, Sheridan College, Sault College and Georgian College. She has developed EAP curriculum for Shenzhen Institute of Technology in China and has co-authored the OER, Verb Tenses for English for Academic Purposes. Virginia is now working on developing a Canadian Indigenous course at Georgian College which will include creating a new OER.
Sari Martin is 10+ year instructor at Georgian College, in Ontario, Canada teaching Communications, and Academic English for ESL students. Projects include curriculum development, and program analysis and evaluation for international student experience. A Masters in Education specializing in Program Evaluation.
Culture-Based Stem Education: A Role in Development
Fred Finley received his Ph. D. in Science Education from Michigan State University and an honorary Ph. D. in Education, Locality Development from Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University, Thailand. He was a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Maryland, and the University of Minnesota. He served as the Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota for four years. He worked extensively in Thailand which included a Fulbright Fellowship. He taught research, teaching methods, curriculum design, and practical research in STEM and environmental education. He conducted theoretical, qualitative, and quantitative research related to learning and cognition, the roles that that the history and philosophy of science play in STEM education. His primary current interest is in Culture-based STEM Education. His primary subject matter interest is Earth Systems science.
Rural School Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities
Narsamma Lingam is a Lecturer in Education at the University of the South Pacific. Prior to joining the university, she served in the Ministry of Education in different capacities such as curriculum writer, careers coordinator, professional counselor and teacher. She holds a certificate in Counseling and Guidance, B.Ed. degree, Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology from the University of the South Pacific. In addition, she obtained her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership (with distinction) from the University of Otago. She obtained her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education from the University of the South Pacific. Her research interests lies mainly in the area of educational leadership. She has published a number of articles in scholarly journals and chapters in books.
Specialized Programme for Outstanding Talents (SPOT) in Sports at Punggol Green
Dr Lee Kok Sonk is currently a Deputy Principal in a Primary School in Singapore. He is also an adjunct lecturer in the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University from 2005 to 2018 teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has also held appointments at the Ministry of Education, Singapore that included as the Head and Lead Specialist in Talent Development where he led the conceptualisation and implementation of Junior Sports Academies (JSA) and the Youth Olympic Games (YOG). He has also published more than 10 papers in various peer-reviewed journals and presented more than 30 International and local conferences. He is recognised for his expertise in talent development and school administration. On 9 August 2023, he was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) by the President of the Republic of Singapore for his dedication and commitment toward furthering the cause of education in Singapore.
Specialized Programme for Outstanding Talents (SPOT) in Performing Arts at Punggol Green
Ruhernie, a dedicated educator with a decade of experience in primary school education, specializes in teaching art and music. She believes that every child is an artist and emphasizes the importance of nurturing creativity and individuality. Her teaching philosophy revolves around the principle of doing small things with great love, creating a supportive and inspiring learning environment. Beyond the classroom, she finds joy in outdoor activities, yoga, spin classes and attending concerts. An avid fan of comedy series, especially 'Friends', she also indulges in art and craft, valuing quality time spent with family. With a passion for teaching and a love for life's simple pleasures, she continues to shape young minds while cherishing the beauty of everyday moments
The Impact of Demographic Variables, Attendance Rates and Previous Test Results on the Academic Achievement of Punggol Green Primary School Students in Singapore
"I am an educator with close of 10 years of teaching experience in science and mathematics at both the secondary school and primary school levels. Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to nurturing young minds and helping students develop a strong foundation in these subjects. In 2020, I took on a pivotal role as Subject Head/Data Management in my school. In this capacity, I have harnessed my analytical skills and expertise in tools like R and Power BI to lead initiatives focused on data automation and machine learning for educational purposes. Specifically, I have leveraged these tools to drive learning analytics, enabling more informed decision-making and providing valuable insights to enhance the educational experience for students and educators alike. My passion for education, combined with my proficiency in data management and analytics, has allowed me to make an impact in my educational institution."
Exploring Exam Cheating: A Study in Five Canadian Universities
Professor Fontaine has worked as Director of Teacher Education at the Université du Québec en Outaouais from 2012 to 2015 and Director of Graduate Study from 2006 to 2008 in the Faculty of Education. She is responsible for the assessment literacy course in the undergraduate education program and she also teaches research development courses at graduate level in the department of education. She has lead or collaborated to research projects on teacher preparation in New Zealand and in Québec. Her current research interests focus on developing competencies in the assessment of students and she is also involved in research and partnerships concerned with academic fraud, namely plagiarism and cheating.
Students' Cultural Identity and Learning Performance: A Systematic Meta-Ethnography Review
Alina Kholstova, a dedicated PhD student at Beijing Normal University, is deeply immersed in the study of Educational Administration and Innovation, with a laser focus on unraveling the intricacies of students' cultural identity. Hailing from Russia, Alina brings a unique cross-cultural perspective to her research, which seeks to bridge the gap between educational policies, administration, and the preservation and empowerment of students' cultural identities. Her work is driven by a profound belief in the importance of fostering inclusive educational environments that honor and celebrate diverse cultural backgrounds. Alina's research explores strategies to support students in navigating their cultural identities within educational systems, ensuring that they not only succeed academically but also thrive as culturally enriched individuals.
As a passionate advocate for cultural inclusivity, Alina eagerly looks forward to the conference as an opportunity to share her findings, engage in meaningful discussions, and collaborate with like-minded scholars who share her vision of nurturing culturally diverse and resilient students.
Challenges of the 21st century - Literacy resilience: teachers' perspectives on the literacy resilience of their students
Dr. Alisa Amir, is a senior lecturer at Achavah Academic College. She serves as the Head of the Hebrew Language Department and is a lecturer in the Education Department. Dr. Amir's research interests encompass pedagogical innovation in first language teaching, literacy resilience, and first language teaching in a digital environment. Her academic research is characterized by applied implications, significantly impacting the educational field at large, with a particular focus on language teaching.
Teachers' Feedback Best Practices within Hong Kong University Language Classrooms
Delian Gaskell: "Though originally from Canada, I have lived in Asia for most of my life, and in Hong Kong for almost twenty years. I have taught students from various backgrounds in Taiwan, Canada, the United States and Hong Kong, and my objective as a teacher is to inspire my student to learn how to learn, and become life-long independent learners. My current academic and research interests include student feedback literacy, AI enhanced teaching and learning, and the potential of learning analytics to enhance course design and learner engagement."
Anita Au is a senior lecturer in the Center for Language Education, HKUST. With a unique background in English Language Education and Mechanical Engineering, she has a wide perspective and insight into English Language teaching, particularly in the specialist field of teaching English to engineering students.
Rosita Cheng is a lecturer at the Center for Language Education in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is an experienced educator teaching and leading a range of undergraduate courses in English for Academic Purposes (EPA) and English for Specific Purposes (ESP). She is also experienced in developing ESP course materials for engineering students.
A Trial of AI Augmented Virtual Reality English Learning Software
School Social Work in the Digital Age - Increasingly important (not only) in Times of Crisis
Oliver Schleck is working as a research assistant and lecturer at the Institute for Social Pedagogy, Adult Education and Pedagogy in Early Childhood, TU Dortmund. His primary research interests include the field of School Social Work, Mediatization/Digitalization and Social Work Professionalism. Oliver Schleck holds a Master's Degree in vocational college teaching with the subject combination English/Social Pedagogy and has practical experiences in teaching as well as in various fields of social work.
Motivating Students Lifelong Learning Skills From Class Design And Problem-Based Learning Project:
The Case Study From The Packaging Design Class
The Case Study From The Packaging Design Class
"I'm a lecturer at the department of Industrial Engineering, and also be an assistance director of technopolis, Industry Competitiveness Support Division, Suranaree University of Technology. I gradusted my bachelor and master degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mahidol University, Thailand. My doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. My research interests are decision-making, heuristic decisions, product and packaging design, teaching and learning methodology and technology."
Bridging the Divide: A Plan for Action to Improve Mathematics Education Outcomes in Developing Countries
"I am Dungile Maponyane ,I have been a teacher, Head of Mathematics in a Secondary School ,Principal of a Secondary School, Senior Education Mathematics(FET) and now a Deputy Chief Education Specialist (Mathematics and Technical Mathematics) in the Waterberg District and babysitting Technical Mathematics in the Limpopo Province."
Japan's English Language Investment Trap: Addressing the Missing Core of English Education
Akinori Seki is a Professor at Tokyo Keizai University, specializing in cross-cultural communication and motivation toward learning foreign languages. As the chairperson of the International Exchange Committee at the university, he actively promotes the development of international and multicultural collaboration networks worldwide. Outside of the university, he serves as the President of the Asia Association of Education and Exchange (AAEE), an educational organization with over 20,000 followers on Facebook. Having organized more than 40 international exchange programs in English with university students in Japan, Southeast and South Asia, he diligently observes student attitudes toward English learning and their styles of intercultural communication during these programs. Additionally, he holds the position of the official regional advisor for the Union of Friendship Organizations on People's Diplomacy, Vietnam.
Navigating Academic Educational Frontiers in the 21st Century
Harald Wahl is born in Linz, Austria, where he graduated in Technical Mathematics. In 2017 he finished his Graduation with distinction of PHD study Computer Science at the University of Vienna. He is program director for the bachelor’s degree program Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien in Vienna, Austria. His research interests include smart mobility in smart cities, web engineering, semantic technologies, databases, didactics, and e-learning.
To Work in a School for Sustainable Living
Lena Dahlén: "I work as a teacher at Kvibergsskolan in Gothenburg, in Sweden and my students are in the age of 13-15 years old. My subjects are mathematics and physical
education. I have been worked as a teacher for 30 years and I also working on
developing the subject of mathematics in the city of Gothenburg."
Ingela Lundh: "Principal at Kvibergsskolan since the start in 2019. Previously, I have worked with school development issues, mainly digitization of the school and formative assessment with school leaders and teachers in 13 municipalities surrounding Gothenburg. I have a great interest in school development and the role of the school in society. My interest started when I was working as a primary school teacher in the late 90's."
Konasara E-Learning Models to Reduce Student Academic Stress
Rosihan Anwar works at Halu Oleo University Southeast Sulawesi Indonesia with dual degrees in School Counselor and Social Science. He is deeply committed to improving the Psychological Wellbeing School in Kendari Southeast Sulawesi Indonesia. Currently, He works as a education Practitioner Under the Government agency in Kendari Southeast Sulawesi Indonesia.
Advancing Technology Education in Government: Developing a Data Literacy Framework for Thai Officers
Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies for Applying AI in Education in Southeast Sulawesi: A Literature Review
Empowering Tomorrow’s Minds: A Holistic Approach to Educational Development in The Digital Age
"My name is Rahmawati Nusi, I am 39 years old and live in Indonesia. I am a student at Haluoleo University, Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, where I am currently immersed in my doctoral program. I love to be known for my proactive approaches, I actively engages in various activities aimed at sharing knowledge with fellow education enthusiasts. My enthusiasm and passion for education are evident in the meaningful collaborations I foster and the enriching learning environments I help create. One of them is by developing a learning community and sharing real actions with colleagues. Beyond my current academic pursuits, I aspire to play a significant role in shaping the future of education. My vision includes leveraging her expertise to address critical challenges in the field and contribute to innovative solutions. With a focus on collaborative initiatives and a keen interest in sharing insights."
From Appraisal to Reflective Review - a Values-based approach to Performance Management
Dan Hyde is currently Head of School at Singapore School, Pantai Indah Kapuk, a leading K-12 international school in North Jakarta. His doctoral work focused on accountability systems in independent schools, and other academic interests include Teacher Development, School Effectiveness and Improvement and equitable curriculum design. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and enjoys mentoring school leaders from both academic and non-academic school sections.
Benefit of service-learning: a case of pre-service teachers at a South African University
Prof Maria Sewela Naletsana Mabusela is a curriculum specialist in the department of curriculum and instructional studies (university of Zululand). in my professional career I had serve in many committees. She had published papers in highly recognized journals. She is a supervisor and mentor for post graduate students. She is a TAU (Teaching Advancement at University) fellowship which is a prestige mentoring programme initiated by HELTASA under DHET for academics who had won Rector excellence teaching, which she won twice in 2007 and 2017. Her research focus is on curriculum studies, instructional studies, large class pedagogy, and passion for teacher education program design. She is also a committee member of SAS as deputy secretary.
Mindful Sparks: A Transformative Approach to Classroom Mindfulness Practices
Stephanie, CEO of Mindful Sparks, is an accomplished educator and mindfulness advocate. Originally from the UK, she embarked on her educational journey in 2006 as an ESL teacher in Italy. Over the years, Lilly has worked in various roles across the globe, including England, China, Nepal, and her current base in Bangkok, Thailand.
Her passion for mindfulness started as a personal one but after seeing the transformation in her own life, in 2014 she brought it to the classroom and has never looked back. She firmly believes that creating an environment where children feel safe, seen, and heard is pivotal to their happiness and, subsequently, their ability to learn. With a diverse career spanning global teacher training, curriculum development, and roles as Mindfulness Specialist, Pastoral Lead and DSL Stephanie brings a wealth of experience to her mission of integrating mindfulness into classrooms worldwide.