Professor. Colette Murphy
- Trinity College Dublin
Professor Colette Murphy is director of STEM education research and communication in the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin. She has been a teacher educator for over 25 years, and researches science learning and teaching from early years to adulthood. She is a Vygotsky scholar and has recently submitted a manuscript of her book, Vygotsky and Science Education,to Springer Publishing.
Speech title: A critique of educational research
Assoc. Prof Jones Irwin
- Dublin City University
Jones Irwin is Associate Professor in Philosophy and Education. From 2014 until September 2019, he was seconded as Project Officer with NCCA on the multi-denominational curriculum in Community National Schools. He is also Subject Leader in Philosophy for Open Education, DCU, co-ordinator of the Values Education specialism on the EdD and the Chair of the Professional Diploma in Education. He has previously lectured at University of Warwick, UK, and Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick and has been Visiting Lecturer at the Universities of Warwick (2010/2013), Ljubljana, Slovenia (2010), Linköping, Sweden (2010/2013), Banska Bystrica, Slovakia (2015) and University of Catania, Sicily (2018/19). In 2020, he will be Visiting Fellow in Philosophy at Leeds University, UK.
Speech title: 21st Century Ethos for Education
Professor Vilma ŽYDŽIŪNAITĖ has Habilitated Doctor of Social Sciences and Education & Doctor of Medicine and Health Sciences, Nursing from Vytautas Magnus University, Education Academy and Institute of Educational Research, Kaunas, Lithuania.
Vilma’s research is related to professional identity, leadership, competence assessment, teamwork in vocational training, higher education and school. She have published over 145 articles; 9 monographs; 29 books and textbooks. He gave over 140 scientific presentations at (inter)national conferences, conducted over 120 authorship seminars on research methodology and leadership.
Dr. Rona Bušljeta Kardum, PhD is Asistent Professor at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Croatian Studies. She presented at many scientific confereneces in Croatia and abroad and published papers in domestic and international journals. Her research interest include lifelong education, didactis, teaching methodology, curriculum, and all aspects of textbooks.