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Keynote Speakers

Heather Bandeen, Ph.D.

Co-coordinator, Minnesota Education Policy Fellows & Fellow, Center for Policy Design
USA

Heather Bandeen is the Education Director for the Association of Minnesota Counties. She has a BA from Michigan State University, an MA from The University of Michigan, and a PhD from The Ohio State University. Heather's career began as an elementary teacher and curriculum leader in Arizona and Michigan. Since then, she has taught in Education programs across Michigan, Ohio, Washington, and Minnesota, including Hamline University, The Evergreen State College and Inver Hills Community College. In 2014, Heather received a Fulbright grant to teach and study the public education system in Norway. She currently serves as co-coordinator of Minnesota's Education Policy Fellowship Program, which is a partnership of the Center for Policy Design (CPD) and the Washington D.C.-based Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL).

Professor Micheal M van Wyk PhD

School for Teacher Education, College of Education, University of South Africa
Editor-in-chief: African Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum

Micheal van Wyk is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies, School of Teacher Education at the College of Education, University of South Africa. He has more than thirty two years of teaching experience both at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. He is currently a National Research Foundation C3-rated researcher in Economics education. He has been published more than 57 research articles in accredited international and South African journals in the last eight years, reading 61 papers at educational conferences, written four academic books and six chapters in research books. He has been supervised 14 doctoral and 24 masters’ degree students. He delivered several keynote addresses at various teacher education conferences. He has been awarded on 6 March 2014, the Chancellors’ 2013 Award for Excellence in Research at the University of South Africa. He served on several academic boards of educational science journals and several committees in the College of Education, University of South Africa. He serves on various International Academic Boards of journals. He co-published in academic textbooks entitled: Schooling, Society and Inclusive Education (2014), Educational Research: an African approach (2015) and Teaching Economic and Management Science in the Senior Phase (2016) with Oxford University Press. He is currently working on a co-authored academic textbook project, Learn to teach: A handbook for teacher education which will be published in August 2016.

Bronwyn Ewing PhD

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education
Queensland University of Technology,
Australia

Dr Bronwyn Ewing is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She adopts a transdisciplinary approach to her research which has enabled her to work with dynamic and innovative research teams focusing on mathematics education, STEM and embedding Indigenous perspectives. She currently leads several projects including one ARC project focusing on incarcerated Indigenous and low SES young people and their mathematics learning. Her other research projects include teachers pedagogy and its influence of girls learning of mathematics and, multi-sensory and multi-representational learning of mathematics for students with intellectual disability. She has authored and co-authored a number of journal articles and book chapters focusing on her research and supervisors a number of higher degree research students interested in the study of education, policy, mathematics education and contextualised teaching and learning.

Prof. Francisco Delgado (PhD)

Francisco Delgado is Professor of Physics and Mathematics in Tecnológico de Monterrey, in México. He is physicist with a Ph. D. in Physics, specifically in Quantum Mechanics. In addition, he has a Master degree in Higher Education Management.

He was Chairman of Mathematics Department and Former Dean of Science and Engineering. Actually, he is a researcher full time professor in Quantum Information and Quantum Control. Despite his field of study in Physics, he has been involved in the Science Education arena. He has been working in innovation in education: curricular integration, problem based learning and use of technology in Education mainly. Particularly, he was involved in the mobile learning initiatives in their institution, leading a cross research project with all disciplines to implement mobile and blended learning. He has been recipient of several prizes and founding in Science Innovation projects.

He has been awarded with two national prizes: Technological Development by QUANTUM (a software to do quantum simulation) and with Research in Educative Innovation for private universities in Mexico (two times, in 2000 and 2012).

EduTeach2017 Faculty

Prof.Michael Kyobe
Professor of Information Systems
Deputy Dean for Research
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Dr. Cristeta Dulos
Dean of the College of Teacher Education & Technology
Pangasinan State University
Philippines

Prof. Dr.Tennyson Samaraj
Professor of Philosophy and Religion Burman University. Alberta, Canada

Dr Lesley Ljungdahl. Faculty of Arts & Sciences
University of Technology, Sydney
NSW, Australia

Dr. Ashish Joshi
Assistant Dean, School of Public Health.,
City University of New York , USA

International Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. N.S. Cooray (Japan)

Prof. Cher Weixia Chen ( USA)

Prof. Risa Morimoto ( United Kingdom)

Prof. Dr. Toshiichi Endo ( Hong Kong)

Prof. Dr.Mally Shechory-Bitton (Isreal)

Prof. Tennyson Samraj ( Canada)

Dr. Lakshman Jayaratna (Sri Lanka)

Dr. Cristeta Dulos (Philippines)

Dr Lesley Ljungdahl ( Australia)

Prof.Michael Kyobe ( South Africa)

Prof. Donathan Brown (USA)

Prof. Tennyson Samaraj (Canada)

Prof. Derrick Samuels (USA)

Dr.Samantha L. Strachan (USA)

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