Keynote Speakers

John Chi-kin Lee

John Chi-kin Lee

John Chi-kin Lee is the Vice President (Academic) and Chair Professor of Curriculum and Instruction of the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) [formerly known as the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd)] since 2010. He is also the Director, Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education; Co-Director (Research) of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT); and Co-Director of Centre for Education in Environmental Sustainability.

Before joining the HKIEd/EdUHK, John Chi-kin Lee was a Professor at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Dean of the Faculty of Education of (2003-2010) and Director of the Centre for University and School Partnership at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 Curriculum Vitae ( John Chi-kin Lee )

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Tony Richardson

Tony Richardson

Dr Tony Richardson is an educational specialist with over 30 years of teaching and research experience. He works for the University of the Sunshine Coast’s International Development (USCID) as their ‘Academic Leader’ Educational Projects, and as a sessional lecturer, tutor and preservice teacher reviewer for USC’s Faculty of Education.

He has co-authored a number of peer reviewed journal articles on preservice teacher education, in addition to co-authoring a book on preservice teacher education. Tony is on the Editorial Review Board – International Journal of Teacher Education and Professional Development, IGI Publications.

His current research focuses on Education vs the Value-Adding to the Learning of Students, the Building, Application, and Reviewing of Contextualised Knowledge to Value-Add to the Learning of Participants engaged in USCIP’s Workshops, Effective Feedback, and Effective Schools.

Curriculum Vitae ( Tony Richardson )

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 Hans-Georg Weigand

Hans-Georg Weigand

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Prof.Dr Hans-Georg Weigand is the Chair for Mathematics Education, University of Würzburg in Germany. He has been the President of the Society for Mathematics Education of German speaking countries (GDM) from 2007 to 2013. He has been a Guest Professor at the University of Illinois (USA) and Western University of Australia in Perth. He has conducted many projects funded by German government, German Research Foundation, VW-Foundation, BMBF. One of his research interest is educational technology.

Curriculum Vitae ( Prof. Weigand )

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 Yvonne Pratt-Johnson

Tvonne Pratt-Johnson

Yvonne Pratt-Johnson is Professor of Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages [TESOL]) and Chair of the Department of Education Specialties at St. John’s University in Queens, New York. Her teaching and research interests include first and second language acquisition, literacy development for first and second language learners, and issues associated with English-based creoles and the teaching of dialt-different students within a “standard English” instructional context. Throughout her distinguished career, Professor Pratt-Johnson has presented conference papers and conducted workshops on five continents; published articles in numerous national and international education journals; contributed chapters to books; and received major academic awards and honors. Her four Fulbright-Hays Awards have enabled her to take groups of New York City school teachers to Vietnam (2011, 2013) and to India (2015, 2017), both of which are points of origin for large and growing contingents of New York City public school students. Professor Pratt-Johnson holds a B.A. degree in Spanish/Secondary Education from Stony Brook University, a M.S. degree in Spanish/Linguistics from Georgetown University, and the degrees of M.A. (TESOL), MS.Ed (TESOL), and Ed.D (Spanish Education/TESOL) from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Curriculum Vitae ( Yvonne Pratt)

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Claire Sinnema

Claire Sinnema

Claire’s research focuses on the improvement of teaching and learning across four main strands–educational leadership, curriculum, practitioner inquiry and standards—fields that each influence (albeit in different ways) the nature of student experience in schooling, and the quality of outcomes for diverse learners. Her research is concerned with understanding how teachers and educational leaders can improve their practice, in particular through attention to social networks, and the quality of problem-solving interactions amongst educators. A central concern of Claire’s research the role of policy in such improvement. As such, her research and advisory work spans the design of education-related policies, the enactment of those policies in educational settings, and the interactions amongst educators as they seek to improve teaching and learning.

Claire has served on multiple reference, advisory and expert groups for national education bodies including the New Zealand Ministry of Education, the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, The New Zealand Education Review Office, The New Zealand Teachers’ Council now Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, and others. She has also carried out research and development and/or consultancy work related to education initiatives for Government agencies beyond New Zealand, including South Australia, Wales and Norway. Claire’s interest is in making strong connections between research, policy and practice in ways that serve educational improvement.

 Curriculum Vitae ( Claire Sinnema)

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Yoon- Cheol Park

Yoon- Cheol Park

Prof.Dr Yoon-Cheol Park is working at the Department of English Education in Kyungnam University, South Korea. He has experiences to participate as a member of evaluation committee in several Korea government projects, such as Project for Post-Doctoral Fellowships, Project for New Scholars, Project for Veteran Scholars, and Brain Korea 21 Plus Project and Kyungnam university projects, such as project of Advancement of College Education and project of Liberal Arts Development as a committee.

His book Subtitle Translation & Aesthetics of 2 lines was chosen as the 2012 Excellent Research Book awarded by the Korean Minister of Culture, Sports & Tourism in 2012.

He has conducted diverse research projects, which are funded by National Research Foundation of Korea, such as Project for New Scholars or Project for Book Publishing.

Curriculum Vitae ( YC Park )

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Chokchai Yuenyong

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Chokchai Yuenyong is assistant professor in science education program, Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. He graduated Ph.D. in science education from Kasetsart University, Thailand, cooperation with the University of Waikato, New Zealand with supporting by scholarship of the Institute for the Promotion of Science and Technology (IPST). Before working at science education program, he had been physics teacher at the Khon Kaen University Demonstration School (modindaeng) during 1997 – 2001. Currently, He is working in the science education program of Khon Kaen University, Thailand. He also works as vice President of Science Education Association of Thailand (SEAT). His interesting research include Student learning in physics, Science teaching based on constructivism, Scientific literacy, Science teacher education,  STEM Education, Cultural issues in science education. His current project is about enhancing teacher to develop STEM learning activities in school setting. He published papers in the international journal and book around 100 papers. And, there are around 50 indexed SCOPUS papers and 15 indexed ISI Thomson papers.

Curriculum Vitae (Chokchai Yuenyong)

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