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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.