Role Players 2019

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Prof. Indira Parikh

President

Antardisha (Directions from Within)



Prof. Indira Parikh
President
Antardisha (Directions from Within)


Katrine K. Wong

Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement;
Associate Professor, Department of English

University of Macau



Katrine K. Wong, Ph.D. (Leeds)
Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement;
Associate Professor, Department of English
University of Macau


Topic : "High-Tech, Low-Tech and No-Tech: Digital-Age Teaching and Learning at the University of Macau"

Prof. KatrineWong works on music and theatre, Macao studies and HE teaching and learning. She is the author of Music and Gender in English Renaissance Drama (Routledge) as well as articles in top-tiered journals such as Adaptation, Early Theatre and Pacific Affairs, co-editor of Macao – Cultural Interaction and Literary Representations (Routledge), and commissioned editor ofCatholic Music in Macao in the Twentieth Century: Music Writers and their Works in a Unique Historical Context (Instituto Cultural). Wong is co-creator of Macao’s first-ever MOOC, ‘Creativity’. She is currently working on two OUP book chapters on music in Shakespeare. At the invitation of events such as World Voice Day, Macao International Musical Festival and Macao Arts Festival, Wong has given public lectures on the dramaturgical use of music in Shakespearean plays. She has also given talks and workshops at international conferences such as World Shakespeare Congress, Society for Renaissance Studies Conference, International Consortium for Educational Development, Lilly Conferences. In 2018, she visited Nanjing University asExpert-in-Residence at their Centre for Teaching and Learning. Wong is also a classically-trained musician, holding professional titles of FTCL (Piano) and LTCL (Voice) from Trinity College London. She is conductor of Coro Perosi Macao and vocal coach of University of Macau Choir.

Matthew Hains

Computer Technology Teacher and ICT Development

SAHETI SCHOOL



Matthew Hains
Computer Technology Teacher and ICT Development
SAHETI SCHOOL


Matthew is a Computer Applications Technology teacher at an independent school in South Africa. He has been teaching for 16 years and is actively involved with technology development in the classroom and teaching. His role at school also encompasses the professional ICT development of teaching staff.

Heis a recognisedMicrosoft Innovative Educator Expert since 2016. In 2015, he won the Tech Teacher of Year inthe ISPA SuperTeacher competition and was a finalist in the 2018 competition.

Starting a collaborative blog (in 2013) and a corresponding Facebook group where teachers could connect and share materials, he saw the teaching community of C.A.T. teachers grow to over 1000 teachers across South Africa using the site and the group for support, community and collaboration.

Matthew is presently studying forhisMaster’s in Education (ICT in Education) at the University of Johannesburg and is a published author with his first reference book for students entitled: "The Digital Classroom Resource"

Matthew has been aSenior marker for Grade 12 C.A.T. NSC Practical and Theory exams for the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) in South Africa for the last 6 years.

James Bryce

CEO and Founder

G Week Speech



James Bryce
CEO and Founder
G Week Speech


Topic : "Viva Speech Intelligence!"

Alan J Whitaker

CEO

The Billion Child Foundation



Alan J Whitaker
CEO
The Billion Child Foundation


Alan J Whitaker keynote speaker, addressing the 2018 Worlddidac Conference in Berne, Switzerland.

Despite billions of dollars being invested in hundreds of initiatives to improve educational outcomes there are still an estimated one million under-performing public schools in countries around the world attended by 850 million children.

Despite this massive investment, most under-performing public schools remain stubborn under-performers. No country has, until now, found a scalable solution to address this apparently insoluble problem.

Our population is rapidly evolving into two worlds - those with education, jobs, money and a future for themselves and their children, and those with little education, no jobs and no prospects. And these people are increasingly hungry, angry and mobile.

We just don’t have time to turnaround one school at a time.

We don’t even have time to turn around 20 or even 100 schools at a time.

Every country needs to turn thousands of schools into centres of excellence every year.

In what has been billed as one of the most important keynote speeches of the 21st century, Alan will introduce you to the award winning International Education Districts Centre of Excellence Programmewhich has the technology, track-record and a cost-effective pricing model to enableministries of education of every country to sustainably reinvent their district offices and all the schools in each district to become a centre of excellence.

This global game changer programme offers perhaps the greatest advance in public school education for 50 years.

Alan is an internationally respected keynote speaker whose refreshing outlook has inspired and motivated audiences in 25 countries.

He is the CEO of the Billion Child Foundation(BCF) which, by 2044, aims to have enabled a billion children around the world to attend public schools which operate as centres of excellence while being supported by committed informed parents.

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Noraini Idris

Chairperson, National STEM Movement & President

IMT-GT Uninet STEM



Professor Dato’ Dr. Noraini Idris
Chairperson, National STEM Movement & President
IMT-GT Uninet STEM


Professor Dato’ Dr. Noraini Idris is an educator, consultant, and distinguished mathematic educator. She gained her PhD from The Ohio State University, USA and has been entrusted with the position of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) at Sultan Idris Education University as well as well as Dean of the Faculty of Education at University of Malaya. She published a variety of national and international academics publications to her credit and is a Fulbright Research Fellow. Subsequently, she presented papers both nationally and internationally and conducted several researches with UNESCO, the British Council, Australian Universities - such as Melbourne, Sydney and the Sumitomo, Japan. Her research areas are mathematics education, teacher education, computer-assisted assessment, higher education, and comparative education. She has been the principal investigator for a a government-funded research on Development of A Teacher Education Model for Preparing Quality Teachers for The Future and Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM). She is an active research member on Classroom for Teaching and Learning of Mathematics research team comprises of USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, and China. She is also an International Editorial Advisor/Reviewer for Journal of Mathematics Education, USA and Research Academic Journal, USA. Among her distinctions are the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards- the only Asian recipient for the project on Minority Young Scholars Project and the Graduate Research Alumni Student Award from Ohio State University, a Gold Medal for ITEX (Geneva, 2005) and Best Award at MTE 2007, 2009 on designing assessment system for school-based assessment and higher education on Gold Medal at ITEX 2011, 2013, 2014 for designing Module of Teacher Education. Most recently, she has been awarded the Leadership STEM 2018 from the Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA), Visionary Leadership Category from the International Education Award 2018 and Outstanding and Excellent Leadership in STEM, Republic of Croatia 2019

David Asirvatham

Executive Dean - Faculty of Built Environment, Engineering, Technology and Design

Taylors University



David Asirvatham
Executive Dean - Faculty of Built Environment, Engineering, Technology and Design
Taylors University


Prof. Dr. David Asirvatham is currently the Executive Dean for the Faculty of Innovation and Technology, Taylor’s University, Malaysia. Prior to this, he was the Director of theCentre of Information Technology at the Universityof Malaya (Malaysia). He has held numerous posts such the Associate Dean for Faculty of Information Technology (Multimedia University), Project Manager for the Multimedia and IT Infrastructure Development for a university campus (US$14 million), Finance Committee for Multimedia University, SAP Advisory Council, Consultant for e-University Project and many more. Dr. David completed his Ph.D. from Multimedia University, M.Sc. (Digital System) from Brunel University (U.K.), and B.Sc. (Hons) Ed. anda Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Malaya. He has been lecturing as well as managing ICT projectsfor the past 30 years.His area of expertise will include Neural Network, E-Learning, ICT Project Management, Multimedia Content Development and recently he has done some work on Big Data Analytics and AI.

At the national level, he was the Chairman for the ICT Human Capital Development for 11th Malaysia Plan 2016-2020 (Prime Minister’s Office), Secretary for the Artificial Intelligence Society Malaysia, Deputy President of Data Science Association (Malaysia), Country Representative for the Asia E-learning Network (AEN) based in Japan, Steering Committee Member for the Implementation of E-Learning for Malaysian Public Sector, and Member of the Malaysian Grid for Learning's (MyGfL) Standards Expert Group (SEG), 2003-2004.

At the International level, he worked on various ICT Projects and e-learning Workshops in South Africa, Sudan, Iran, Ghana, Kenya, Vietnam, Maldives, Bangladesh (World Bank Project), UAE, India,and Brunei.

On Research, currently, he holds two Research Grants: (a) Newton Grant (RM800,000) and (b) Taylor’s University Grant for Travel Behavior Analytics (RM300,000). He also leads the Data Analytics, Modelling and Visualisation Research Cluster at the university.

Gilda Scarfe

CEO and Founder

IPEN Global Representative



Gilda Scarfe
CEO and Founder
IPEN Global Representative


Gilda Scarfe is the CEO and Founder of Positive Action UK a leading and innovative educational consultancy using research to develop, implement and evaluate mental toughness, wellbeing and 21st century skills programmes in schools. With an educational background in education, law and positive psychology and over 15 years facilitating in business performance and education contexts, Gilda specialises in creating curriculums that are evidence based, meaningful, make a powerful impression and have a long lasting effect. An expert in helping young people understand and effectively play to their character strengths.

She has worked with teams across the private and state funded schools to promote and imbed positive psychology interventions as a whole school approach. Her work has included strategic planning for designing, delivering and implementing wellbeing and mental toughness programmes in schools, framework redesign for primary and secondary schools, as well as strengths-based coaching using the VIA instrument.

She has been responsible for the organisation and implementation of the Positive Psychology / Education strategy at several grammar schools in the UK, Singapore, UAE and Thailand and has supported the strategic direction and implementation of Illuminate Education a non-profit organisation promoting Positive Education initiatives.

Her dream is for every school in the UK to fully and seamlessly incorporate positive education into their curriculum and application for students, families, and staff.

Passionate about improving wellbeing and mental toughness in education through innovative yet simple and clear interventions, Gilda is always keen to bridge the gap between academics and practitioners in making a practical and powerful impact to the world of education.

“Gilda’s work has had a huge impact on students in both of our schools. She has an impressive understanding of the psychology of adolescence and the teaching and learning programmes she has devised, together with the support she provides to teachers, have ensured that students have benefited positively from the Positive Action programme. Her one-to-one dealings with students, parents, teachers and school leaders are highly effective and reveal a commitment to a vision of education which aims to develop emotional resilience, mental toughness and intellectual courage in students. Importantly, she has convinced us of the need to integrate the Positive Action philosophy into the whole curriculum and to ensure that supporting students to understand of their own psychology and to build their self-awareness, self-regulation and self-efficacy are central and guiding principles of the school’s culture. We are about to begin the third year of the programme and already we have fewer students reporting difficulties with anxiety, self-assessments indicate students are more optimistic and ambitious about their future (whilst remaining personally realistic) and academic assessments suggest a rising trend in standards.”

Thian Ai Ling

General Manager

My First Skool



Thian Ai Ling
General Manager
My First Skool


Dr. Marlena Kruger

CEO & FOUNDER

Mind Unique Education



Dr. Marlena Kruger
CEO & FOUNDER
Mind Unique Education


Andrew Duck

Founder & CEO

Aversafe



Andrew Duck
Founder & CEO
Aversafe


Tinashe Shangwa

Executive Chairman & Co-Founder

EVOLEARN LIMITED



Tinashe Shangwa
Executive Chairman & Co-Founder
EVOLEARN LIMITED


Tom Richardson

Chief Executive Officer

Janison



Tom Richardson
Chief Executive Officer
Janison


Steve Tudhope

Director of Learning Technology

St Peters College



Steve Tudhope
Director of Learning Technology
St Peters College


Kenneth Ke

Managing Director

China New Higher Education Group Limited



Kenneth Ke
Managing Director
China New Higher Education Group Limited


Prof. Duan van der

Science & Technology Education

University of Johannesburg



Prof. Duan van der Westhuizen
Science & Technology Education
University of Johannesburg




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