Highlighted Speakers

Lovelin Obi

Dr. Lovelin Obi

Session chair

She has over 15 years of teaching experience in higher education. She is currently a Senior Lecturer, and programme Leader in BSc Quantity surveying. She holds a doctorate in Built environment from the University of Salford, UK.  Her research interests cover the process and people-related aspects of the Built Environment addressing issues in Education and practice. She has authored several scientific publications in areas of sustainability, circular economy, built environment education, technological innovations, cost management and construction project management. She currently acts as a peer reviewer for various international journals in the built environment.

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Prof. Martina Dickson

Martina Dickson is currently a Professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department at Emirates College for Advanced Education in the UAE. She has led a number of funded research projects over the last decade, including studies including academic parenthood, female STEM leadership, gendered choices and perceptions of scientists and science careers.

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Prof. Kesang Degi

She is teaching in the Department of Education, Rajiv Gandhi University, India since 2005. Her areas of research are Women Education, Education of Marginalized Group and Educational Psychology. She has published more than 30 articles in journals and books and authored 3 books. She is former Head, Dept of Education and former Dean of Students Welfare, Rajiv Gandhi University Arunachal Pradesh, India. She is a member of various professional bodies in India.

Prof. Antonina Lukenchuk

She is Professor of educational research at National Louis University (NLU), USA. She received her advanced degrees in English (Chernivtsi University, Ukraine) and adult education (Northern Illinois University, USA). Antonina’s research interests are in epistemology, paradigms of educational research, and higher education. Antonina received Service Award Certificate from President’s Office and Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Inquiry Award at NLU.

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Prof. Boa Reena Tok

She is teaching in the department of Education, Rajiv Gandhi University, India. Her research areas of interests are Educational psychology, Guidance & Counseling and Gender studies. She has published 43 articles, authored two books. She is the former vice president of teacher association in RGU; currently she is the Coordinator of Career Counseling Cell in Rajiv Gandhi University.

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Asst. Prof. Scott Threlfall

A Senior Lecturer, and currently the Programme Leader for a suite of Masters in Education programmes. With experience of leading 6 different HE programmes over 16 years in education, Scott currently acts as a peer reviewer for 2 international journals. Research interests include reflective practice and teacher noticing.

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Asst. Prof. Tomislava Vidić

Tomislava Vidić is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Teacher Education, Department of Education, University of Zagreb, the Republic of Croatia. Her professional and research interest are focused on pedagogy, didactics, classroom management, and communication in education. She has participated in several international conferences, published more than 40 research papers, and coauthored one book.

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Asst. Prof. Eunyoung Kim

She is an associate professor in the School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan – has a Ph.D. in engineering and MA in international commerce. The areas of research interest are learning process design, idea generation, innovations in higher education, utilizing technology for social innovation.

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Dr. Sureepong Phothongsunan

Sureepong Phothongsunan works as the Dean of the School of Arts, Assumption University, Thailand. Having a doctorate in TEFL from the University of Exeter, UK, he has published articles in English Language Teaching. His recent research includes new teaching approaches in EFL contexts.

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Dr. Alessandro Ferrazza

Alessandro Ferrazza, Senior Lecturer SFHEA and Programme Manager at the University of Sunderland in London, holds an MBA and is pursuing a PhD in change management and employee motivation. Specialising in Business Strategy, focuses on Problem-Based Learning and simulation learning, Alessandro’s research is presented at conferences in 2023 and 2024.

Mercedes Carvalho

Dr. Mercedes Carvalho

PhD in Mathematics Education from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP). Associate Professor at the Federal University of Alagoas, teaching pedagogy and Mathematics courses. She works in the Postgraduate Program-Rede Nordeste de Ensino and develops research in training teachers who teach mathematic.

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Dr. Tracy Geraldine Beck

She has 19 years lecturing experience in Higher Education. She has obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting from the Nelson Mandela University. She is a senior lecturer and was the Head of Department of Applied Accounting from 2017 – 2020. She is currently the vice-president of the Southern African Accounting Association (SAAA).

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Dr. Pedro Mendonça

Professor at the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue and artist involved in his cultural community. His current research focuses on the cognitive processes of children when they are engaged in the appreciation of visual arts in primary school. He was notably the recipient of a faculty scholarship for academic excellence in 2016, the Joseph-Armand Bombardier scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada in 2012, and the recipient of the People’s Choice Award at the Recycl’Art festival in Ottawa in 2010. He has also participated in numerous art exhibitions and events.

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Dr. Shelley Beck

She is a senior lecturer in Business, Management and Enterprise (BME) and subject coordinator for the MSc BME programme at Oxford Brookes University. She obtained her DCom (Business Management) in 2018 and my FHEA in 2022. Her interest areas include: online innovation, authentic assessment and experiential learning.

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Dr. Arbin Thapaliya

Arbin Thapaliya received his Ph.D. and M.S. in nuclear & particle physics from Ohio University. He also holds a M.Sc. degree in condensed matter physics and a B.Sc. in physics and mathematics from Tribhuvan University. Dr. Thapaliya has over 13 years of teaching experience in higher education. He currently serves as chair and associate professor of physics in the department of chemistry and physics at Franklin College. Dr. Thapaliya has authored several scientific publications in the areas of nuclear & particle physics, statistics, and diagnostic sonography.

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Dr. Mouna Abou Assali

Mouna Abou Assali is a faculty at Rabdan Academy, UAE. She holds an EdD from the University of Exeter and an MEd in ELT from the University of Sheffield, UK. Her distinguished career focuses on English language education, teacher training, educational technology and fostering communication and leadership skills. As a certified professional trainer, she has led the design of multiple tertiary English courses and ESP programs. Dr. Mouna is a sought-after international speaker, promoting positive attitudes and continuous learning. Her impactful research, featured in prestigious journals, reflects her commitment to advancing education and professional growth.

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Dr. Kasma Suwanarak

Kasma Suwanarak serves as the Dean of the Graduate School of Language and Communication, National Institute of Development Administration in Bangkok, Thailand. She holds a doctorate in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the University of Exeter, UK. Her research publications encompass topics such as teaching English for EFL students and critical issues in English language teaching within ESL/EFL contexts.

Revathi Srinivas

Dr. Revathi Srinivas

She is a Professor in the Department of Materials Development, Testing and Evaluation, in the School of English Language Education at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India. She holds a doctoral degree from Osmania University in curriculum evaluation studies. She has authored Teaching Young Learners: A Handbook for English Language Teachers, Communicating Effectively in English (Books I, II and IV) and Let’s Talk (Books I, II, and III). She has co-authored chapters/units for various books, manuals, and materials packages for distance education. She brings expertise in teaching young learners, Task-based Language Teaching, curriculum development studies, and designing, evaluating, and adapting instructional materials. Revathi is a Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research project aimed to evaluate and compare two Alternative Education programmes (India and the US), offered for marginalized children, to arrive at a better understanding of the dynamics in English language pedagogy at the primary and upper primary levels.

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Dr. Valentina Gavranović

Valentina Gavranović holds a PhD degree in historical linguistics and works as an assistant professor at English Language Studies Programme at Singidunum University in Belgrade. As an English language teacher and a teacher trainer with over twenty years of experience, she has been working with teenagers, university students, and adults. She has been actively involved in various professional development programmes and projects with the aim to promote the quality of English language teaching. As a Fulbright scholar, she participated in The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (FTEA) Programme and spent two months at Kent University in the USA. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and her current research interests include applied linguistics, semantics, language change, contemporary approaches to teaching, and microlinguistics.

Chinyere Ori Elom

Dr. Chinyere Ori Elom

Dr. Chinyere Ori Elom is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Guidance and Counseling, and Director, Centre for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETeL), Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. She holds a B.Sc., M.Ed and PhD in Guidance and Counseling. Her major area of interest is Guidance and counseling, effective teaching and learning, human psychology and behaviours.

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Dr. Ikechukwu Ogeze Ukeje

Dr. Ikechukwu Ogeze Ukeje is a Lecturer at the Department of Public Administration, and Deputy Director of the Center for Internationalization, Linkages, Advancement, and Global Ranking at Alex Ekwueme Federal University in Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Public Administration. His major area of Research is public sector governance, project management, and stakeholder engagement.

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Dr. Manesha Peiris

Dr. Manesha Peiris, Senior Fellow HEA, is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Manager at the University of Sunderland in London. With a PhD in Business and Management from Queen Mary University of London and an MSc in Technology Management from Staffordshire University, her interests include Feminist Pedagogy and Technology Acceptance.

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Dr. Chukwudum Collins Umoke

Chukwudum Collins Umoke (Ph.D) is a Lecturer in the Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike (AEFUNAI), Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He holds B.Sc. (Ed.), M.Sc. (Ed.) and Ph.D. in Computer Science Education. His major area of Research includes: effective teaching and learning of computer study, e-learning, entrepreneurship education, human psychology, quality assurance and evaluations.

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Dr. Jennifer Martay

Jennifer Martay is a Senior Lecturer and the Course Leader of Biomedical Engineering at Anglia Ruskin University (UK). She has undergraduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering and in German Studies (both at North Carolina State University [USA]), and a DPhil in Orthopaedic Engineering at the University of Oxford.  Jennifer is particularly passionate about improving STEM education and outreach events for children.

Mrs. Samar Alharbi

Samar Alharbi is a PhD candidate at the University of Southampton, specialising in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) writing strategies. As a dedicated researcher, her work explores innovative approaches to enhance language learners’ writing proficiency. Samar’s research interests encompass EFL pedagogy, writing strategies, and the integration of technology in language education.

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Mr. Gregor Vnučko

He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Education at Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra. He has completed a joint master’s degree in Teacher Training in English Language Teaching and Teacher Training in Physical Education. His doctoral studies are in English Didactics, and he is currently finalizing his doctoral thesis, titled “[Digital Game-Based Vocabulary Learning]”, which explores the impact of digital gaming on students’ English language proficiency.

Oumaima Akdi

Ms. Oumaima Akdi

She is a PhD researcher at the national school of management in Tangier-Morocco. She’s the north coordinator of SANADY, an organization that works in partnership with the minister of education in: teaching at the right level project. She’s the founder and president of Nibras association, that works on raising awareness about autism. Also, She’s member at Human appeal foundation. She has got the gold medal in the international festival of Turkish language and culture. And the Winner of the Personality of the Year award of 2023 in my city Tetouan.

Irina Samoshkina

Ms. Irina Samoshkina

Irina Samoshkina, an educator with over 20 years of teaching experience in higher education, currently working as a Senior Teacher at RANEPA, Moscow. Researcher and author of courses for teacher development. My areas of interest include researching effective methodologies for enhancing English language acquisition for students at tertiary level.

Ms. Antonina Lukenchuk

Antonina Lukenchuk is Professor of educational research at National Louis University (NLU), USA. She received her advanced degrees in English (Chernivtsi University, Ukraine) and adult education (Northern Illinois University, USA). Antonina’s research interests are in epistemology, paradigms of educational research, and higher education. Antonina received Service Award Certificate from President’s Office and Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Inquiry Award at NLU.

Le Nguyen Hoang

Dr. Le Nguyen Hoang

He is a lecturer of International Economics at the Ho Chi Minh University of Banking. He received his Bachelor of Economics from the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, followed by his MBA from Northumbria University, MSc in Management and Business Studies Research from Kingston University, and Professional Doctorate in Business Administration from London Metropolitan University. His current research interests include Consumer Behaviour, Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Development, and Managerial Economics. His research has been published in rigorous international conferences and top-tier journals, such as Journal of Product & Brand Management, Journal of Advances in Management Research, and Behaviour & Information Technology.

Ai Poh Loh

Dr. Ai Poh Loh

A/Prof A P Loh is the Director of the Master of Science in Engineering Design & Innovation Program at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She was formerly the Director for the Engineering Design & Innovation Centre. She received her BEng (Electrical, First Class Honours) degree from the University of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur in 1983, and her DPhil from Oxford University, in 1986. From 1986-1989, she was with the University of Auckland, New Zealand, first with a postdoctoral fellowship followed by a lecturership. She has been a tenured faculty member at NUS since 1989. From 1994 to 1997, she was a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. She was also the Deputy Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS, handling the undergraduate program from January 2005 to December 2013. Her experience in Engineering education includes leadership roles in committees which recommended major changes to the computer and electrical engineering programs in 2009 and 2010 respectively. She has participated in accreditation exercises as co- chairs of the Department Accreditation Committee. She has also participated in external review panels to evaluate research and education programs in institutions outside of Singapore.

Donmanige Thamosha Tharindi

Ms. Donmanige Thamosha Tharindi

She completed my MSc in Technology Management and BSc(Hons) in Business Information Technology from Staffordshire University, UK. Currently she is a  Senior Lecturer/ Program Coordinator at UCL, Sri Lanka which is affiliated with University of Central Lancashire, UK, Monash University, Australia and Dalhousie University, Canada. Her research interest falls under AI in Education, Technology Acceptance and Cyber Psychology.

Michele Fuller

Dr. Michele Fuller

Assistant Head of the School of Social Sciences and Education at the University Centre Colchester, an affiliate lecturer for the University of Huddersfield and the University of East Anglia.  Course leader of the Master of Education and Initial Teacher Education programs.  Dr Fuller’s research focuses on teacher motivation and using GenAI in higher education institutions.

Minako Yogi-Ishikawa

Dr. Minako Yogi-Ishikawa

Minako Yogi is a professor of English Education at the University of the Ryukyus, Faculty of Education, in Okinawa, Japan. She has been involved in pre-service and in-service teacher education for 27 years. Her current research interests are focused on COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning).

Nadia Talukder

Ms. Nadia Talukder

Nadia has 19 years of experience as a primary school teacher and leader specialising in leading Foreign Languages and Mathematics. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Primary Initial Teacher Education and is completing a DPhil in Education at the University of Oxford exploring the Higher Education Awards Gap.

Efi Paparistodemou

Ms. Efi Paparistodemou

Efi Paparistodemou currently works in Cyprus Pedagogical Institute as a teacher trainer. She is one of the coordinators of Professional Learning Programme of in-service teachers in Cyprus. She holds a PhD in Mathematics Education (Institute of Education/UCL), an MA in Mathematics Education (Institute of Education/UCL), a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics (University of Cyprus) and a B.Ed. in Education, (University of Cyprus). She has been involved in European and other projects concerning teacher and mathematics education. She has published many studies in scholarly international journals and edited volumes in relation to teacher professional learning, mathematics and statistics education.

Past Speakers

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Ass. Prof. Mauricio Véliz-Campos

The Universidad de Talca, Chile

Presentation title: Cognitive and affective variables in (second language) learning.

Ass. Prof. Mauricio Véliz-Campos is an associate professor of applied linguistics, TESOL, and related courses at Universidad Andrés Bello. Head of School, Assistant Professor at Universidad de Talca. 20 plus years’ experience in higher education management, teaching, and research, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in some of the world’s and Latin America’s best universities (Universidad Andrés Bello, Stanford University, Universidad de Talca). Extensive experience developing and implementing academic projects eligible for public funding. Implemented several initiatives aimed to innovate in teacher education through CLIL methodologies and enhance faculty and student mobility. Active presenter at international EFL/ESL-related conferences. Research interests and publications include L2 assessment, critical issues in TESOL, language identity, the study of the various variables affecting English pronunciation learning at teacher education level, namely language aptitude, language learning strategies, and language motivation. Strong interpersonal and analytical skills; bilingual (Spanish/English); conversational French.

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Prof. María Fátima Agüero

Prof. María Fátima Agüero is a Professor at Belgrano Day School, Argentina, teaching Cambridge Global Perspectives & Research, English Language and Literature. She holds a BA from Caece University and a certificate from Lancaster University in Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching. Her extensive experience in literacy was the basis for the research conducted on Phonics and EFL.

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Prof. Kesang Degi

She is teaching in the Department of Education, Rajiv Gandhi University, India since 2005. Her areas of research are Women Education, Education of Marginalized Group and Educational Psychology. She has published more than 30 articles in journals and books and authored 3 books. She is former Head, Dept of Education and former Dean of Students Welfare, Rajiv Gandhi University Arunachal Pradesh, India. She is a member of various professional bodies in India.

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Dr. Alexandre Gareau

Dr. Alexandre Gareau, is a professor at the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières (UQTR) in technopedagogy. He has a doctorate from UQTR on the knowledge mobilized in teaching practices in science and technology at the elementary level. He continues his research on the integration of digital tools for teaching and learning purposes in elementary and secondary school classes in Quebec (Canada). His initial training in science and technology (S&T) teaching in secondary school also led him to take an interest in S&T didactics and to contribute to the initial training of teachers.

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Prof. Fadia Nasser-Abu Alhija

Prof. Fadia Nasser-Abu Alhija is a full professor at Tel Aviv University. Currently, she heads the Jaimi & Joan Constantiner School of Education. She served, among other positions, as a department head, the Tel Aviv University Center for Teaching Advancement head, and as a member of the Council of Higher Education. She serves on several professional and advisory national and international committees.
Prof. Nasser-Abu Alhija completed her B.Sc. in general science (mathematics, chemistry, and biology) and M.A. in research methods, measurement, and statistics at Tel Aviv University, and Ph.D. in research methods, evaluation, measurement, and statistics at the University of Georgia, USA.

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Prof. Diane Boothe

Prof. Diane Boothe is a Professor and Director of P-20 Outreach at Boise State University. She served as Dean of the College of Education at Boise State University from 2005-2014 and as Department Chair of Curriculum and Instruction and Professor at the University of West Georgia previously. She holds a doctorate in public administration from the University of Southern California and received the Fulbright International Education Administrators award in France. She has served on a variety of boards and has been featured as the keynote and plenary speaker at international and national conferences.

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Prof. Dr. Jessy Marin

Prof. Dr. Jessy Marin holds a doctorate in educational psychology. She is a professor at the Université du Québec à Rimouski. In her research, she is interested in the teaching and learning of writing. His most recent work has focused on an integrated and differentiated approach to teaching spelling and on collaborative writing.

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Prof. Yehudith Weinberger

Prof. Yehudith Weinberger, B.Sc. (Biology), M.A. (Science Education), Ph.D. (Education), served in a variety of academic positions, the last one was the Rector of Kibbutzim College of Education (between 2016-2022). Her major areas of expertise and publication are: Higher Order Thinking, Metacognition, Empathy in Education, and leadership in Teacher Education.

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Dr. Qasim Alshannag

Dr. Qasim Alshannag completed his Ph.D. in 1998 from Michigan State University, USA. He is the Associate Professor of Science Education at Emirates College for Advanced Education and the Chair of the Graduate Programs. His research interests include national and international assessment, e-learning in science, and education for sustainable development. He has published in international and national peer-reviewed research journals and has co-authored and contributed to several books and other publications.

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Dr. Aysha AlShamsi

Dr. Aysha AlShamsi serves as an Assistant Professor at the UAE Higher Colleges of Technology. Aysha is the Chair of the Education Department at Al Ain Women Colleges. Before joining the HCT, Aysha served as an Educational leader with MOE. Aysha’s research focuses on Bilingual Education and Biliteracy, teacher education, assessment, and educational leadership. Aysha presented locally and internationally and published several research studies.

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Dr. Cissy Li

Dr. Cissy Li have been teaching at the Language Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University. Serving currently as Director of the Centre, she has supervised numerous projects and language enhancement programmes. She holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Lancaster University. She has published articles in journals of applied linguistics including System, Journal of English for Academic Purposes and Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics. Her recent projects are on peer tutoring in academic writing, English Across the Curriculum and nurturing global citizenship through English.

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Dr. Natalie Lavoie

Dr. Natalie Lavoie is a professor at the University of Quebec in Rimouski and holds a doctorate in psychopedagogy. Her research in recent years has focused on spelling, graphomotor skills (manuscript, cursive, pencil, keyboard), and pedagogical practices to develop them. She received the Alcide Horth distinction and the Excellence in research and creation award.

Dr. Ivana Jadrić

Dr. Ivana Jadrić, PhD is focused on the field of educational marketing. Employed at the University of Split with more than 10 years of experience in the management of European projects. Main research interests are higher educational institution marketing, students’ selection process, service-learning and community engagement of the universities, marketing in the sports and tourism area..

Prof. Maurice Danaher

Prof. Maurice Danaher is an Associate Professor in the College of Technological Innovation at Zayed University, United Arab Emirates. He received his PhD from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. His research has been in the areas of Information Technology and Education. He focusses on quality assessment, and teaching and assessing the 21st century skills.

Dr. Hillel Wahrman

Dr. Hillel Wahrman, PhD, is faculty at Oranim – Academic College of Education, Israel. He currently Heads the Alternative Education department. His research interests are educators’ conception of educational aims, educational innovation and innovative teacher training

Dr. Yusuf Mehdi

Dr. Yusuf Mehdi is a Cambridge University certified English Language trainer. He did Cambridge CELTA from Hampstead School of English, London. He is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology (NIET), Greater Noida. He also heads the Cambridge Assessment Centre at NIET. Earlier, I worked as the Vice President (Training) in Maxel Learning (P) Limited, Lucknow. He has around 12 years of experience of teaching English Language communication skills courses to Undergraduate and Post Graduate students. He worked as Assistant Professor at Jaipuria School of Business (JSB), Indirapuram, for six years. At JSB, he was the Chair, Centre for Creativity and Innovation and was also the Faculty In-Charge, Corporate Relations and Placements. Prior to this, He worked at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia as an Assistant Professor and at ABES IT Group of Institutions Ghaziabad as an Assistant Professor of English. Dr Mehdi completed Ph.D. in English Language Teaching from Amity University Noida. He is a graduate in English Honours from the University of Delhi; has a Masters degree in English from Jamia Millia Islamia; and M. Phil in English. He studied special papers in Phonetics and Linguistics in masters.
Dr Mehdi has 19 research papers published in International and National Journals of repute including SCOPUS and ESCI Listed journals. He has authored 6 book chapters, reviews, working papers, etc. He has been on the Editorial Boards and Review Panels of many scholarly journals. As a corporate trainer and executive coach, he has trained and coached large number of teachers and professionals in MDPs, EDPs, and FDPs.

Mr. Riton Mondal

Mr. Riton Mondal, is a Research Scholar (Regular full-time) in the Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He has completed B.A., M.A., B.Ed., & M.Ed. from AMU. He has qualified UGC-NET in Education and Sanskrit. He has been awarded with MANF-JRF fellowship (Five-year financial support for doing Research in India) from University Grant Commission, India. He is also the recipient of AMU Merit Financial Scholarship Award during my M.Ed. (2019-2021) Course. He finds myself interested in doing research to improve the teaching-learning process and environment for maximum output.

Ms. Ivana Jadrić,

Ms. Ivana Jadrić, PhD is focused on the field of educational marketing. Employed at the University of Split with more than 10 years of experience in the management of European projects. Main research interests are higher educational institution marketing, students’ selection process, service-learning and community engagement of the universities, marketing in the sports and tourism area.

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Ms. Alenka Trpin

Ms. Alenka Trpin studied mathematics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics in Ljubljana. She is currently a mathematics and computer science professor at the Secondary School of Mechanical Engineering in Škofja Loka. Her research interests include using ICT in mathematics education, supporting students with learning difficulties and working with gifted students. She also researches the use of mathematics in data mining and artificial intelligence.

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Ms. Katica Pevec Semec

Ms. Katica Pevec Semec, an educational consultant and researcher, at the National Education Institute of Slovenia, supports educators, leads projects, and contributes to national proposals. She is a member of the working group shaping language education strategy, researching multilingualism, didactic approaches, and monitoring post-corona youth violence. Her work focuses on inclusive education for immigrant children, translating concepts into practice, and writing articles on comprehensive support.

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Ms. Viktorija Tataurova

Ms. Viktorija Tataurova is a lecturer and research assistant at Riga Technical University. She is also a second-year doctoral student. Her areas of research are tertiary-level and competency-based education.

Ms. Viktorija Tataurova

Mrs. Eimear Kelly, M.A.has teaching position at the Department of English and American Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
She has extensive experience in third-level education, translating and interpreting, marketing and business administration. Her professional Areas of Interest are Developing methodological concepts for foreign language acquisition at tertiary level.
She structuring creative, student-focused workshops for improving English language skills.
She assembling a corpus of literary and cultural translation texts for Ger-Eng / Eng–Ger translation with a focus on problem areas in second language acquisition such as negative language transfer and fossilization.
She has Bachelor of Arts in Applied Language and Translation Studies, Dublin City University, Ireland, Master of Arts in English Literature, Freie Universität Berlin.

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Liam O’Hare

Principal Research Fellow, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queens’ University Belfast

Presentation Title: Driving Educational Innovation Through Community and University Partnerships: Queen’s Innovation Zones

Dr Liam O’Hare has a substantial track record in the design, implementation and evaluation of educational programmes and social innovations. He is the Director of Queen’s community Innovation Zones and Director of STRIDE a social impact consultancy. His research focuses on developing educational innovations that improve health, wellbeing and learning outcomes for those in disadvantaged circumstances. He has conducted over 20 large randomised controlled trial evaluations of educational innovations. He has also co-designed several large-scale educational programmes with disadvantaged communities and practitioners such as: Crescendo an elementary school social learning programme; and SMART Spaces an evidence-based secondary school science revision programme.

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Dr. Shila Panadgoo

School of Education, The university of Adelaide, Australia

Presentation Title: Smartphone assisted language learning (SALL)

Dr. Shila Panadgoo is a researcher and a PhD graduate from the University of Adelaide. She got her MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK. She is a TEFL and CELTA certified educator. She has 5 years of EFL/ESL and EAP teaching experience in her working history, and she was a university lecturer in the Department of Languages at Islamic Azad University in Iran before commencing her PhD study. Dr Panadgoo has conducted several studies on the possibility of the use of smartphones for English language teaching and learning in EFL/ESL classrooms from pedagogical and attitudinal perspectives and she is cooperating with high-indexed journals as a reviewer. Dr Panadgoo has a great passion for research and her main research interests are educational technology, technology enhanced language teaching and learning, English language pedagogy, and technology acceptance.

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Dr. Maria Buccolo

(Sapienza University of Rome): Chief Editor

Dr. Maria Buccolo is PhD in “Design and Evaluation of Educational Processes” and adjunct professor of Educational Design and BES at La Sapienza University of Rome. Formerly a lecturer in pedagogical disciplines at several Italian universities, she is a trainer and consultant for several public and private organizations and teaches courses for educators, trainers and teachers of all school levels. She is the author of the following volumes: “L’educatore emozionale. Percorsi di alfabetizzazione emotiva per tutta la vita” (2019); “Formar-si alle professioni educative e formative. Università, lavoro e sviluppo dei talenti” (2015).

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Dr. Valerio Ferro Allodola

Allodola (eCampus University): Co-Editor in Chief

Dr. Valerio Ferro Allodola is Ph.D. in “Quality of Education” at the University of Florence and, currently, works with the Department of Health Sciences at the same university. The author has numerous publications to his credit, both essays in volumes and articles in journals in the field. His main research interests include: the training of health and care and the training of teachers through the application of innovative methods with a strong experiential imprint. He directs – together with Prof. Franco Blezza – the journal “Medical Humanities & Medicina Narrativa MHMN”.

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Dr. Rona Bušljeta Kardum

Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb

Presentation Title: The Concept of European Dimension in Education.

Dr. Rona Bušljeta Kardum, PhD is an Assistant Professor at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Croatian Studies. At the Faculty of Croatian Studies, Department of Educational Sciences, she is the lecturer in charge of several core as well as elective courses.  She presented different papers at many scientific conferences in Croatia and abroad and published scientific articles in domestic and international journals. She is the co-author of three school textbooks which are currently used in primary and secondary schools and the co-author of a university handbook. During her professional career she spent some research time at Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg, Germany and Georg-Eckert-Institut für Internationale Schulbuchforschung, Germany. She also participated in the development and implementation of the lifelong program of Pedagogical-Psychological-Didactic-Methodological Teacher Education and developed a program of Methodological Teacher Training and Skill Improving of University Teachers and Associates. Under the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia she was elected as a member of a workgroup for School History Curriculum (2015 –2016) as well as a member of a workgroup for program implemetation of new school subject curriculums named School for Life (2018 – 2020). Currently she is a member of national workgroup for BAQUAL – Better Academic Qualifications through Quality Assurance – program supported and developed by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia which aims to encourage the application of the qualifications framework in higher education.

Her research interest includes educational theories, lifelong education, teaching methodology, curriculum, and all aspects of developing and researching textbooks.

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Dr. Lukas Carey

Lived Experience Academic – Independent Scholar

Presentation Title: ‘Nothing more authentic than having lived something’ - The importance of lived experience in education and educational research.

Dr. Lukas Carey completed his Doctorate in education and has worked in the field for most of his career as a coach, teacher, trainer and educator. While filling a role in the Australian local government he was charged with and convicted of receiving secret commissions and served time in prison. During and since Lukas’ incarceration, he developed a strong interest in the role that previously incarcerated people have in the development of policy and procedure in the justice system concerned with education and post-release employment. He is a strong advocate for the importance of Lived Experience in education and has developed and is an advocate for Lived Experience ‘Doordook Koorliny’ Criminology.

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Assist. Prof. Güliz Turgut Dost

English Language Teaching (ELT) Department, Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Turkey

Presentation Title: "Being a Researcher in the Modern Era: Challenges, trends and projections".

Güliz Turgut Dost obtained her M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees in Curriculum & Instruction from Boston College, USA. During her studies she worked at Practicum Office and a federally-funded teacher training project. She delivered training sessions to undergraduate teacher candidates and developed exemplary lesson plans, training materials and presentations. She contributed to the filming and production of a training video about vocabulary teaching strategies. She also worked as a Technology Assistant and helped academic personelle resolve technological issues. In her thesis she investigated how one-to-one laptop program was implemented in ESL classrooms in an urban school and the factors that contributed to its sustainability. In 2013, she started working as the Assist. Director at School of Foreign Languages at Aydın Adnan Menderes University. She revamped the curricula, teaching materials and assessment tools. Currently, she has been teaching in the ELT Department. Her research interests include teacher education, literacy, and computer assisted language learning/teaching.

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Dr. Mauricio Véliz-Campos

Dr. Mauricio Véliz-Campos is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Educational Sciences at Universidad de talca, Chile. He earned his doctoral degree in TESOL and Education from Exeter University, England. His research interests include the study of the various cognitive factors affecting English language learning and pronunciation learning at teacher education level, namely language aptitude, working memory, language learning strategies, and language motivation

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Dr. María José Latorre-Medina

Dr. María José Latorre-Medina holds a Ph.D. in Pedagogy from the University of Granada, Spain. She is an Associate Professor of Teaching and School Organization. She is a member of the Research Group “Training, Development and Teaching
Activity” (FYDAD). Her areas of research are professional knowledge, teacher training and quality education.

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Prof. Beazidou Bogiatzi Eleftheria

Prof. Beazidou Bogiatzi Eleftheria has a PhD, MSc, Assistant Professor in Social Pedagogy at department of Special Education, University of Thessaly, Greece. She interests in Promoting the Rights and wellbeing of Children. So, her research work deals with the social pedagogical issues in education. The most of her publications are articles in various peer-reviewed journals.

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Ass. Prof. Sabah Abdullah Al-Somali

Sabah Abdullah Al-Somali is an associate professor in Management Information Systems, King AbdulAziz University, Saudi Arabia. Her current research interests include e-learning, decision support systems, business intelligence and data analytics. She has published a good number of articles in refereed journals and has presented numerous papers at international
conferences worldwide.

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Mrs. Tran Kim Tuyen

Mrs. Tran Kim Tuyen graduated from University of Social Sciences and Humanities, majoring in English Linguistics and Literature. And she continued her master degree of TESOL at Victoria University, Australia. She has been working as a tenured lecturer at Department of Foreign Languages, HUFLIT, Vietnam and teaching as an active and inspiring English lecturer for fifteen years.

Mrs. Sofia Kasola

Mrs. Sofia Kasola is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Educational Science and Early Childhood Education and a researcher of the Laboratory of Pedagogical Research and Lifelong Education of the University of Patras. Her research interests are in Adults’ Education, recognition of prior learning, assessing methods in education, and management in educational organizations.

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Dr. Aina Maria Galmés Panadés

Dr. Aina Maria Galmés Panadés has a degree in Sports Science, a PhD in Public Health and high-prevalence diseases, is a lecturer in Primary Education at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB). She is a member of the research group in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (GICAFE).

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Dr Liam O’Hare

Dr Liam O’Hare is a Principal Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast. He is an expert in the design, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based programmes within disadvantaged community and school settings. He is Director of Queen’s Innovation Zones community/university partnerships.

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Dr. Hanadi Abu Ahmad

Dr. Hanadi Abu Ahmad is a lecturer in the Special Education and Learning Disabilities Departments at the Academic Arab College for Education-Israel. Her studies focus on reading acquisition in Arabic, promoting language skills among learning disabled students, and enhancing social and emotional competencies (SEL) among teachers using the simulation tool.

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Dr. Wong Pui Man Molly

Dr. Wong Pui Man Molly received the Cambridge Overseas Trust Scholarship and the Dorothy Hodgkin Postgradute Award (DHPA) and obtained her PhD at the University of Cambridge. Prior to her PhD study, she received her undergraduate training in The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, and later completed her MPhil study in The University of Hong Kong. Dr. Wong has over 10 years of tertiary teaching experience in universities. She is experienced in teaching biochemistry, physiology, medical ethics and humanities in local universities, and previously received an Outstanding Teaching Award (“Good Teacher Award”) in 2012. She was a Lecturer and Honorary Assistant Professor in The University of Hong Kong before she joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Wong is currently a Lecturer in the School of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine in The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is dedicated to the teaching profession and has devoted time to teaching a wide range of courses in School of Biomedical Sciences and Faculty of Medicine. Her research interests currently lie in anatomy, physiology and bioethics education, and development of engaged pedagogical approaches for teaching and learning of anatomy, physiology and bioethics.

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Prof. Dr. Flávio Henrique Batista de Souza

Prof. Dr. Flávio Henrique Batista de Souza,is PhD and MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Graduated in Information Systems at Faculdade Infórium de Tecnologia. Currently, University Professor at Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte (UNIBH) and UNA. Advisor in Ânima. Reviewer of the IEEE Access Journal and RBEM (Revista Brasileira de Ensino Médico). Researcher on Artificial Intelligence and Mobile Applications focused on Health Care. Participant in the Professional Ethics Committee of the Belo Horizonte University Center (UNIBH). Google Education Certified Trainer and AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.

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Dr. Gregory R. MacKinnon

Dr. Gregory R. MacKinnon, PhD is a Professor of Science & Technology Education at the School of Education at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada. He is the Coordinator of MEd Programs and, at the undergraduate level, the Chairperson for International Practicum Placements. His research includes constructivist science curriculum development, technology in classrooms and international development.

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Dr. Rebecca Heaton

Dr. Rebecca Heaton is an Assistant Professor in Visual and Performing Arts at The National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore. Her research concerns cognition, art, technology, and education, and a recent publication is: Cognition in Art Education, British Educational Research Journal (2021)

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Dr. Heather Hemming

Dr. Heather Hemming is a Professor of Education at Acadia University, Nova Scotia Canada. Heather obtained her PhD from Dalhousie University. She is currently the Acadia coordinator of the Inter-University PhD programme in Educational Studies. Her current research interests include curriculum development, educational leadership and change, and assessment. In the past five years the majority of her research projects have involved collaborations with regional partners in the Caribbean and Guyana.

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Assistant Professor. Cláudia Faria

Assistant Professor Cláudia Faria is an at the Institute of Education at the University of Lisbon. She holds a PhD in Biology and a PhD in Science Education, both from the University of Lisbon. Her present research is related to the development of innovative science teaching and learning strategies in formal and non-formal contexts.

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Dr. Shila Panadgoo

Dr. Shila Panadgoo obtained her PhD in Education from the University of Adelaide in 2022. She was a university lecturer in the Department of Languages at Islamic Azad University in Iran before commencing her PhD study. Shila’s main research interests are educational technology, technology enhanced language teaching and learning, English language pedagogy, and technology acceptance.

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Dr. Shqipe Haxhihyseni

Dr. Shqipe Haxhihyseni is Vice Dean of the Faculty of Education at “Aleksandër Moisiu” University Durrës, since 2019. She is a lecturer in the Master’s Degree Programs, for the subjects of ‘Curriculum Development’ and ‘Teaching methodology”, also her fields of research. She has 20 years of prior experience in pre-university education.

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Dr. Cynthia Hou

Dr. Cynthia Hou is an Assistant Professor working in the Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In the past six years, she has honed her research abilities from working on a variety of research projects with her experience and expertise in building performance evaluation and facilities management. Her versatile and research-led approach to teaching, featuring interactive and creative perspectives, is well received by her peers and students. She has recently adopted VR technologies in her teaching of green built environment design and heritage building conservation.

Dr. Faizan Dastgeer

Dr. Faizan Dastgeer’s research interest was largely focused towards the Efficiency of DC Power Distribution Systems for about a decade (2009 – 2019). Ever since 2020, his research interests have shifted towards Animate Prime Movers as well as the Psychological/Behavioral perks achievable via animal/equine assisted activities.

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Dr. Fahad Alzahrani

Dr. Fahad Alzahrani is an assistant professor of applied linguistics at University of Tabuk. He has over +10 years of teaching and research experience within Saudi Arabia and overseas. His major research interests revolve around the connections between linguistic form, meaning, and function in discourse. Furthermore, he is interested in quality assurance, quality management, performance management and innovation and strategic management.

Dr. Valerio Ferro Allodola

Dr. Valerio Ferro Allodola, PhD in Education, is currently PhD Student in Biomedical Science at University of Florence. His research field is medical education and teachers professional development. He founded and directs the Journal «Medical Humanities & Medicina Narrativa – MHMN». In February 2022 he obtained the SIPED Italian Pedagogy Award.

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Ms. Joana Dg. Quinto

Ms. Joana Dg. Quinto is a professional teacher. Since joining the Far Eastern University- Diliman, Quinto has been involved with mathematics and research studies. She holds a Bachelors’ degree in Secondary Education major in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Mathematics Education (scholar of the Department of Science and Technology, Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) – National Consortium for Graduate Science and Mathematics Education (NCGSME).) from Central Luzon State University. Ms. Quinto is currently taking Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education- Mathematics. She handles several courses related to mathematics in the undergraduate programs, and she had published several studies.

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Ms. Noraini Abdul Latiff

Ms. Noraini Abdul Latiff is a doctoral student at the Department of Educational Management, Planning and Policy, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, Malaysia. Possessing approximately a decade of work experience, Noraini was an Assistant Director attached with the Policy Sector (International Unit), Teacher Professionalism Division, Malaysia Ministry of Education. She has been handling international policy and exchange programmes.

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Mr. Radu Burdujan

Mr. Radu Burdujan, PhD in Educational Sciences, Assoc. Prof., at Chair of Foreign Languages and Literatures within the Faculty of Philology, Tiraspol State University, Republic of Moldova. His research focuses on English teaching, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), and Intercultural Education. The reviewer at the International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research.

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Ms. Zaruhi Soghomonyan

Ms. Zaruhi Soghomonyan completed her PhD studies in the field of Germanic Languages and is currently pursuing her DBA in Higher Education Management in the University of Bath, UK. She has been teaching different disciplines from 2007. She is an author of a number of articles. Her professional interests include teaching, assessment, higher education management, quality assurance, etc.

Mr. David O’Donovan

Mr. David O’Donovan has been employed professionally in the area of youth work education and practice since 1984. He currently works in University College Cork where he teaches reflective practice and assesses practitioners engaged in courses related to Youth and Community work.

Mrs. Io Valls-Ratés

Mrs. Io Valls-Ratés is a predoctoral researcher at the GrEP research group (studies on prosody) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Her research focuses on public speaking anxiety and virtual reality training. She teaches oral communication and offers training sessions to teachers to include more oracy in the classroom.