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Speakers of 5th Editions

Associate Professor. Ulla Damber

Mid Sweden University, The Department of Education

Ulla Damber is an Associate Professor in Education. MA in Languages and Swedish Education for upper secondary school. Works as lecturer and researcher at Mid Sweden University. Areas of research: Literacy, Multilingualism, Intercultural learning environments, distance education. Recent research focused on School development and effects of projects in schools and preschools.

Presentation Topic: ”Projects and School Development – Glimpses from varying literacy projects, with… and without effects

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Professor. Ronicka Mudaly

Professor. Ronicka Mudaly is an associate professor and Research Ethics Chair in the School of Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. A quest for a science and mathematics education which is socially just inform her pedagogy. Her current interests include approaches from a Freirean perspective, Southern Theory, indigenizing education, environmental education, and gender studies.

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Professor. Vimolan Mudaly

Professor Vimolan Mudaly has a doctoral degree and researches generally in the field of visualisation in mathematics education. Vimolan is a full professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, in South Africa. Professor Mudaly’s work has far-reaching, significant impact on society. He was appointed to the South African Government Expert team to report on the effects of Covid-19 on Education. He has served as the lead author of the Education Chapter of the Country Report on Covid-19.

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Prof. Dr. Islam Md. Hashanat

Prof. Dr. Islam Md. Hashanat, is an educationist, a writer who is dedicated to teach English and Tourism subjects. Obtained PhD from Wolverhampton University, he is working as Dean, Faculty of Arts at Royal University, Dhaka. He is an ILO Fellow, awarded with Certificate of Distinction and Global Member and Reviewer of TESOL.

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Dr. Hernani D. Manalo

Dr. Hernani D. Manalo is currently the Assistant Professor in the Business Division, Dubai Women’s Campus, Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), UAE. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Business Administration, is an Academic member of the Chartered Institute of People’s Development (CIPD), and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). He has published studies in various journals and presented papers at international research conferences in areas of education, quality practices, human resources, social sciences, entrepreneurship, etc. Also, Dr. Hernani Manalo is a recipient of 4 Best Paper Awards at various international conferences in the last 4 years.

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Prof. Dr. Hari C. Kamali

Prof. Dr. Hari C. Kamali, PhD, is associate professor of English Education at Far Western University, Nepal. He has proposed ‘deconstructionist’ as the role of a teacher in postmethod pedagogy through his PhD dissertation concerning the deconstructive reading of the pedagogy of the Gita. He has presented, published, and reviewed papers at different international forums. He has also been serving as Country Delegate of Nepal for International Higher Education Teaching and Learning (HETL) Association and as Copyeditor for Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education. His research interests include deconstructive pedagogy, interspirituality, higher education and sustainable peace

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Dr. Ma. Riza T. Manalo

Dr. Ma. Riza T. Manalo has a Ph.D. in Educational Management and a Master of Education in Teaching English, she is a researcher, editor, writer, trainer, educational planner, and instructional strategist. She was the former Head of the English and Mass Communication Department, Dean of the College of Education, and of the Graduate School of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, Philippines. She has published studies in various journals and presented papers at international research conferences on areas of education, quality practices, human resources, social sciences, entrepreneurship, etc. Also Dr. Ma. Riza T. Manalo is a recipient of 4 Best Paper Awards at various international conferences in the last 4 years.

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Prof. Dr. Berit Sandberg

Prof. Dr. Berit Sandberg has been a professor of business administration at HTW Business School, University of Applied Sciences Berlin, since 2003. Her research interest is on intersections between arts and business including art-based learning. She was awarded the university’s teaching award for her lecture on Artful Leadership.

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Ass. Professor. Kaori Takamine

Ass. Professor. Kaori Takamine is an associate professor at UiT-The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø. She holds a PhD in theoretical linguistics from UiT and teaches English and Norwegian in preparatory programmes for engineering studies. Her general research interest includes theoretical linguistics, second language acquisition and language education

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Mrs. Randi Bolle Eilertsen

Mrs. Randi Bolle Eilertsen graduated from Cand philol from University of Tromsø, university lecturer in Norwegian language and society for foreign students in Narvik in the north of Norway. Her area of interests are Studies in second language acquisition, interactive learning activities and peer assessment.

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Mr. Mark DeBoer

Mr. Mark DeBoer is a lecturer at Akita International University, Japan, and a PhD candidate at the University of Jaén, Spain. He is co-editor of the volume Assessment and Learning in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Classrooms: Approaches and Conceptualisations (Springer). His research is in assessment in CLIL and teacher development.

Mr.Dharama Raj Awasthi

Mr. Dharama Raj Awasthi is Managing Director of Shigas Transport Company Pvt. Ltd., Nepal. Since his graduation he started his own business and social service. He has deep interest in social justice and believes that justice and peace can be achieved through promotion of interspirituality. He has visited some countries with this mission and co-presented a paper at HETL-TUDZER conference-2022 in Turkey.

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Mrs.Simona Chicevič

Mrs. Simona Chicevič is an experienced teacher having worked in over 20 kindergartens across five countries in Europe. Driven by this international experience, she takes pride in providing the best education possible.
As the founder of www.simigarten.com her goals include educating parents and teachers on effective communication with children and nurturing a positive upbringing.

Mrs. Lara Chouman

Mrs. Lara Chouman is the Director of Teaching and Learning for the five Al Ittihad Private Schools in the United Arab Emirates. She is a passionate educator and wholeheartedly believes in lifelong learning and a focus on holistic education that ensures the student is at the heart of the educational process and decision-making. Lara regularly speaks in academic panels, the latest of which was the Middle East School Leadership Conference held in Dubai. For over 13 years, she has worked with students, teachers, administrators, inspection teams, and parents. Throughout those years she grew from a biology teacher to a subject leader to an instructional coach. In 2017 Lara earned a scholarship to participate in Space Camp for educators’ program that was held in the United States of America, a year later she completed her master’s degree in education. At the moment she is on a mission to support teachers in a multitude of schools to create a synergy between teaching and learning and transform students’ experiences inside the classroom.

Dr. Siphamandla Mncube

Dr. Siphamandla Mncube holds PhD in Information Systems. He is currently employed as a senior lecturer at the University of South Africa. He teaches ICTs modules in Information Science and supervises Masters and PhD students. His research interests lie in Open educational resources (OER); emerging technologies, e-learning, Appropriation of ICT, Domestication of ICT; Open sources, Open Access, Digital libraries, Open Distance Learning research, Decolonisation in e-learning and ICT4D.

Dr. Ahmed M. Hassanein

Dr. Ahmed M. Hassanein Experienced Senior Development & Evaluation Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the energy industry. Skilled in Training & Development, and Petrochemicals. He has strong professional with a Master's Degree focused in HRM-Managerial Economics from Texas A&M University, a Certification in Design Thinking from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education from King's College.

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PhD, Mirela Müller, Assistant Professor

University of Split, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Croatia.

Topic: The importance of visualization in literature didactic: motivational factor for the development of reading socialization?

She completed her graduate studies in pedagogy and German language and literature in 2007 at the University of Zadar (Croatia) and her postgraduate university doctoral studies in social sciences, she completed her field of pedagogy in 2013 at the University of Zagreb. She works at the Faculty of Philosophy in Split on the Department of German Language and Literature as an assistant professor in the field of interdisciplinary sciences (fields of pedagogy and interdisciplinary humanities). From March 2021. she is an external associate at the University of Graz (Franz Karl Universität). She has published seven books so far (more than 40 sciences articles) two of them independently and five co-authored. She participates in domestic and international conferences, publishes scientific papers in domestic and foreign journals: https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/298176.   Areas cientific interest: interdisciplinary field (pedagogy, interdisciplinary humanities), German language methodology, hybrid foreign language learning, multimedia didactics, language-pragmatic theories in intercultural language teaching.

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Prof Dr. Ana M. Vernia Carrasco

Prof Dr. Ana M. Vernia Carrasco has PhD. from the University of Barcelona, Postgraduate Diploma in International Cultural Relations and the Organization of Ibero-American States, International Master in Communication and Education, Master in New Communication and Information Technologies applied to Music Education. She is President of SEM-EE (Society for Musical Education of the Spanish State) & Editor in Chief ARTSEDUCA Journal.

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Dr. SZONTAGH, Pál Iván PhD.

Dr. SZONTAGH, Pál Iván PhD. Teacher (ELTE TFK, 1997), historian (PTE BTK, 2001), educational leader (BME GTK, 2002), PhD in law (KRE ÁJK, 2018). Director of the Reformed Pedagogical Institute and associate professor at the Faculty of Pedagogy of the Károli University (KRE PK). Editor-in-chief of the pedagogical journal Hungarian Reformed Education. His field of research is the professional ethics and motivation of teachers.

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Dr. Ulla Damber

Dr. Ulla Damber is an associate Professor in Education. MA in Languages and Swedish Education for upper secondary school. Dr. Ulla Damber works as lecturer and researcher at Mid Sweden University. His areas of researches are Literacy, Multilingualism, Intercultural learning environments, distance education. Recent research focused on School development and effects of projects in schools and preschools.

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Dr. Michelle W.T. Cheng

Dr. Michelle W.T. Cheng is a postdoctoral fellow at the Graduate School, Education University of Hong Kong. She holds a BSocSc (psychology) and PhD (Education) from the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests lie in the area of student wellbeing and development, including learning motivation, holistic competency and residential education.

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Dr. Ana Martínez Hernández

Dr. Ana Martínez Hernández in Musicology is a professor in the Music department of the universities CES Don Bosco and Centro Universitario La Salle. She teaches music education in infants and primary bachelor degrees. Her latest research topics include distance instrumental education, music gamification and social networks and music.

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Dr. Lord-Watson

Dr Lord-Watson is a Senior Lecturer at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland. She specialises in higher education studies, primary education studies, and research interests include teacher mental health and wellbeing, children mental health and wellbeing, STEM and Arts education. Her area of interest is educational topics and her Awards or Certifications is Vanier Doctoral Scholar, SSHRC Master’s Scholar

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Dr. Thi Phuong Lan Nguyen

Dr. Thi Phuong Lan Nguyen is a PhD in Education from the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has been an experienced English language lecturer and since 2001. She has conducted a series of studies on English Language Teacher Education programs for years. She is also an author of papers regarding TESOL and EAL/D as well as curriculum development.

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Dr. Chun Kit Lok

Dr. Chun Kit Lok received his PhD degree in Information Systems from the Curtin University. He obtained his MSc in Information Management degree and BA (Hons) in Business Studies degree from the University of Strathclyde and the City University of Hong Kong, respectively. He has gained extensive experience in IS-related teaching and research at a number of local universities. His current research interests include Data Analytics, IS/IT Education, IS/IT User Adoption Behavior, and e-Payment System Implementation.

Prof. Dr. M. Angeles Escobar Álvarez

Prof. Dr. M. Angeles Escobar Álvarez is an Associate Professor in Linguistics (Department of Modern Languages) at the Spanish Distance University (UNED). Her current research interests revolve around Implicit/Explicit Knowledge and Linguistic Engineering. She has co-edited The Changing Face of ESP in Today’s Classroom and Workplace (Vernon Press, 2020), and Mediating Specialised Knowledge and L2 Abilities (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021)

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Dr. Inbar Levkovich

Dr. Inbar Levkovich, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Oranim Academic College of Education, Israel. Received her PhD from the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, and completed her Postdoctoral at the School of Social Work, Bar-Ilan University. She published more than sixty papers in refereed journals and several chapters in edited books. Main areas of research are Stress, coping and health, grief, Covid-19 and psycho-oncology.

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DR. Balamuralithara Balakrishnan

DR. Balamuralithara Balakrishnan, PhD is an Associate Professor in Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia. He is an expert in trans-disciplinary research that amalgamating Educational Creative Studies, STEM Education and Ethics and Sustainability that have brought a new paradigm in Education – Social Sciences studies.

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Dr. Oana Dănilă

Dr. Oana Dănilă is lecturer at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, from Iași, Romania, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Department – Science of Education. Her doctoral thesis in Psychology was obtained at the same university, the bachelor degree is in Special Education, while the 2 master degrees are in psychotherapy. Her research interests combine threads such as attachment theory, emotional regulation, emotionally focused therapy, but as well special education teaching, the psychology and dynamics of the couple raising a disabled child, domestic violence offline and online, moral issues in education. Oana Dănilă received the John Douglas Award in 2020 for her endeavors to promote Emotionally Focused Therapy in Romania.

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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.

Dr. Maria Dalamitrou

Dr. Maria Dalamitrou (Greece) studied English Language. She holds a MA on English Literature and Culture and a PhD on Literature (University of Essex, UK). She works as a teacher of English. Her interests include theory of literature, poetry and short stories, Arts and Education.

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Dr. Ana B. Cejudo

Dr. Ana B. Cejudo is a doctor of Psychology working as a psychologist at the Counseling Psychopedagogical Services in the University of Granada. She specializes in neural and cognitive mechanisms underlying prospective memory development and academic needs. Dr. Cejudo has published in both the Journal Frontier in Psychology and PLOS ONE. She completed two doctoral fellowships in the Washington University in St. Louis (USA) and in the University of Padua (Italy).

Dr. Viorelia Lungu

Dr. Viorelia Lungu received her license in Psychology, master and PhD degree in Pedagogy from University State of Moldova. Before joining the PhD program, she worked as a teacher in elementary school from Chișinău and to the University as an assistant lecture. Research interest includes teaching quality, prospective education, policy implementation, and curriculum. More than 80 publications, including course materials, student guides, articles etc. She has presented her work nationally and internationally and published in the International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research (IJSSER), Eastern European Journal for Regional Studies, Acta Et Commentationes Sciences of Education etc.

Dr. Aleksandra Jastrzębska

Dr. Aleksandra Jastrzębska is a scientist at the Lodz University of Technology. She divides her interest into biomedical sciences and the improvement of educational practices in higher education and the TVET sector. Her actions are mostly connected with Erasmus+ projects, within which she worked on the development of project-based methods, focused on the application of green aspects to technical curricula.

Dr. Abraham Pius

Dr. Abraham Pius is an accomplished senior academic, higher education manager, a keynote speaker, mentor, and a UK certified corporate trainer. A resolute supporter of the global scholarly activity, and a senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). A follow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and a Chartered Manager (CMgr FCMI).

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Mr. Adam Lee Miller

Mr. Adam Lee Miller works for the department of Global Culture and Communication at Aichi Shukutoku University, Japan. He has published 5 textbooks and has had peer-reviewed papers published in journals and books concerned with Extensive Reading, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Education, and online technology.

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Ms. Tímea Takács

Ms. Tímea Takács is an Assistant Lecturer of the Department of Languages for Specific Purposes, Semmelweis University. Her Education is Master of Arts in English and in Hungarian Language and Literature with teaching qualification and Hungarian as a foreign language specialisation. Also, she is a PhD student.Her Scholarships are Comenius Teacher Assistant; Estophilus Scholarship. Her areas of Interest are ESP, Finno-Ugric languages and cultures

Mr.Andrew Warrick

Mr.Andrew Warrick has a Master of Arts degree in Sociology. He is a Lecturer in English Education at Rikkyo University in Japan. His research interests include computer-assisted language learning, willingness to communicate, and curriculum design. He has been a member of the Japan Association of Language Teaching since 2019.

Ms.Heather Woodward

Ms.Heather Woodward earned her M.S. Ed in TESOL from Temple University in 2018. Heather taught in China, Vietnam, and Japan before joining Rikkyo University, a private university located in Tokyo in 2019. Her academic interests include TBLT, CALL, and material development.

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Mr. David Rosenstein

Mr. David Rosenstein was a professional teacher of English and Chinese, as well as French and Russian, for more than 40 years, including in the US, Tunisia, Taiwan, China, and Israel. He has published 4 books on EFL, including Yingyu Yufa (People’s Education Press, Beijing, 2006). His formal educations are BA (Phi Beta Kappa) Brooklyn College, MA (University of Chicago, Ph.D Program) & MS (Boston University).

Mr. Hrishikesh Inguva

Mr. Hrishikesh Inguva holds a Master of Arts in International Development, specializing in Social Justice Perspectives from the International Institute of Social Studies in the Hague. He has recently completed his coursework requirements towards Master of Education in Social Justice Education from the University of Toronto, waiting for his degree to be conferred in June. His research interests include intersectionality, decoloniality, critical race theory and qualitative research methods.

Mrs. Lena-Elene Jajanidze

Mrs. Lena-Elene Jajanidze is a PHD- student of Education Sciences and Psychology at Tbilisi State University Faculty. She has been an invited lecturer at TSU Faculty of Educational Sciences since 2016 and a program coordinator at Center for Civil Integration and inter-Ethnic Relations (CCIIR). Mrs. Jajanidze is a scholarship holder of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation in the field of education development. Her research interests include approaches to bilingual education and multicultural teaching.

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Mrs. Lena Randevåg

Mrs. Lena Randevåg, is a Master of Social Science. she had worked as a junior lecturer at Mid Sweden University since 1994. She Has been awarded the Pedagogical Prize from the University Student Union. She is currently interested in and guiding several collaboration projects with local communities concerning school improvement.

Mr. Mormah Ifeanyi Gift

Mr. Mormah Ifeanyi Gift is a final year student at Edo State University, Uzairue (EDSU), Nigeria where he trains purely, in the art and science of providing holistic health care . He believes that education is the pivot of any meaningful political, socio-economic and overall well being of countries and nations and so, must be thorough and effective particularly in the nursing profession.
Ifeanyi once worked as a basic computer science instructor in BOHC Academy and is presently a candidate of RN certification and PHN. He hopes to impact lives through the nursing profession.

MSC. Mimoza Kamberi

MSC. Mimoza Kamberi is Phd student at the Faculty of Education, University of Prishtina. She is an academic staff at AAB College in position of lecturer for courses educational psychology and learning theories. Her major research interest relates to academic motivation and achievements among students.

Ms. Nicole Kasbary

Ms. Nicole Kasbary is from Palestine, she is a third-year PhD student at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. She is interested in art-based methods, project-based learning in education, and implementing the arts in STEM education.

Mrs. Soyol Lundegjantsan

Mrs. Soyol Lundegjantsan has been involved with studies related to chinese culture, language and educational policy since joining the National University of Mongolia. Meanwhile, Soyol Lundegjantsan has been enrolled at the Department of Education, National Chengchi University as a doctoral student in 2018. Since 2010 Soyol worked as a lecturer at Department of Asian Study

Mr. Kahlan Roach

MSC. Mimoza Kamberi is Phd student at the Faculty of Education, University of Prishtina. She is an academic staff at AAB College in position of lecturer for courses educational psychology and learning theories. Her major research interest relates to academic motivation and achievements among students.

Mr. Adrian Estrela Pereira

Mr. Adrian Estrela Pereira is a music producer with a bachelor degree in Composition and Arrangement for Popular Music and a master degree in Music Education, both at the Federal University of Bahia. Currently, Adrian investigates Power Relations in Higher Education Music Courses as a PhD student at Eötvös Loránd University.