Keynote Speaker

Professor Peter Charles Taylor

Dr Peter Charles Taylor (PhD, MEd, BSc, DipEd) is Adjunct Professor of Transformative Education and Research at Murdoch University, and coordinator of the International Transformative Educational Research Network (ITERN), with nodes throughout Asia, Africa, Middle East and Philippines. Peter’s vision for education integrates the Arts and Sciences tofosterthe transdisciplinary liquid skillsof creativity, critical reflection, ethical astuteness, political awareness and connectedness,which are essential for living and working sustainably in the complex, diverse and contested worlds of the 21st century.

Email: p.taylor@murdoch.edu.au

Professor Chun-Yen Chang

        Chun-Yen Chang is a science education scholar in Taiwan. Currently, he serves as National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) Chair Professor, Director of Science Education Center (NTNU), Professor of the Graduate Institute of Science Education and the Department of Earth Sciences (NTNU). Over the past few years, he has been a Visiting Professor at the Taipei Medical University, The Education University of Hong Kong, and the Paris 8 University. His highest qualification is a PhD, awarded by University of Texas in Austin in 1996. Dr. Chang now is the Editor-in-Chief of the Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, and the associate editor for the Journal of Geosciences Education. He is also on the Editorial Board of five SSCI-level journals: (1) British Journal of Educational Technology (educational technology); (2) Studies in Science Education (science education); (3) Learning, Media & Technology (learning technology); (4) Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (STEM education); (5) Journal of Science Education and Technology (science education & technology). Since 1997, he has participated in more than 90 Ministry of Science Technology (MOST) projects, and serves as a long-term project reviewer of the MOST’s Department of International Cooperation and Science Education. From 2011-2016, he was leading another major project, sponsored by the Taiwan Ministry of Education, to establish a “Center for Research Excellence in Science Education (CRESE),” under the “Aim for the Top University Project.” As a representative of NTNU’s Science Education Center, Dr. Chang also joined the European Union’s Open Science Resources project, one of the two subprojects for non-EU areas and review research projects by Israel Science Foundation and South Korea’s National Research Foundation. In 2015 and 2016, Dr. Chang joined Complex Systems Digital Campus (CS-DC) network. He also serves on the Expert Panel Member of NMC Horizon Report (K-12 Edition & 2017 Horizon Project Higher Education) and Adviser of the Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development (FIT-ED) and Digital Learning for Development (DL4D) Project.

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His highest qualification is a PhD, awarded by University of Texas in Austin in 1996. Dr. Chang now is the Editor-in-Chief of the Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, and the associate editor for the Journal of Geosciences Education. He is also on the Editorial Board of five SSCI-level journals: (1) British Journal of Educational Technology (educational technology); (2) Studies in Science Education (science education); (3) Learning, Media & Technology (learning technology); (4) Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (STEM education); (5) Journal of Science Education and Technology (science education & technology). Since 1997, he has participated in more than 90 Ministry of Science Technology (MOST) projects, and serves as a long-term project reviewer of the MOST’s Department of International Cooperation and Science Education. From 2011-2016, he was leading another major project, sponsored by the Taiwan Ministry of Education, to establish a “Center for Research Excellence in Science Education (CRESE),” under the “Aim for the Top University Project.” As a representative of NTNU’s Science Education Center, Dr. Chang also joined the European Union’s Open Science Resources project, one of the two subprojects for non-EU areas and review research projects by Israel Science Foundation and South Korea’s National Research Foundation. In 2015 and 2016, Dr. Chang joined Complex Systems Digital Campus (CS-DC) network. He also serves on the Expert Panel Member of NMC Horizon Report (K-12 Edition & 2017 Horizon Project Higher Education) and Adviser of the Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development (FIT-ED) and Digital Learning for Development (DL4D) Project.

Professor Apirat Siritaratiwat

Apirat Siritaratiwat is professor in electrical engineering department, Faculty of Engineer, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. He graduated Ph.D. in electrical engineering from University of Manchester, United Kingdom. Currently, he is the dean of faculty of engineer, Khon Kaen University (KKU), Thailand. He also works as vice President of Electrical Engineering Academic Association of Thailand (EEAAT). Previously, he had experiences in organization administrators including KKU vice president, KKU assistant president, KKU head department of electrical engineering of Khon Kaen University, Thailand research funding senior researcher, and so on. His interesting research includes Study of Magnetic Flux Produced by An Electromagnet, GMR in Multilayer Films, Spin-Valve Films, Electron-Beam Evaporation Techinque, Sputtering Evaporation Technique, and STEM education. He worked on the 30 research projects as head of funded research projects. He published papers in the international journal and book around 100 papers. And, he holds 5 invention patents.

Associate Professor Judy Anderson

        Judy Anderson is an Associate Professor in Mathematics Education in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. A former secondary mathematics teacher, she lectures in secondary mathematics curriculum across pre-service and postgraduate teacher education programs and is Director of the STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy, which is an innovative professional learning program for STEM teachers in NSW, Australia. In this role, she manages a full-time project manager, a full time post-doctoral research fellow and about ten other part-time academics and mentors. To date, the Academy has reached over 620 teachers from 130 primary and secondary school settings. Prior to her role at the University, Judy developed mathematics syllabuses for NSW schools, and provided advice on the implementation of the Australian Mathematics curriculum in 2012. Judy is an active researcher in the field of teachers’ beliefs and practices in mathematics, as well as in exploring the impact of professional development on classroom practice. She has presented papers at local and international research conferences and has published widely in research and teacher education journals. She is currently co-editing publications on integrated STEM education and a review of Australasian research. With other academic colleagues, she explored middle years students’ motivation and engagement in mathematics, and conducted an extensive investigation into schools demonstrating substantial growth and success in the Australian national numeracy tests to identify exemplary policies, programs and practices.

Assistance Professor Tang Wee Teo

        Tang Wee TEO is an assistant professor at the Natural Sciences and Science Education (academic group), National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her work in STEM education dates back to 2006 when she was a Chemistry teacher at the National University of Singapore High School of Mathematics and Science, the first STEM school in Singapore. Her doctoral research study was a case study of a U.S. STEM school teacher who initiated science inquiry reform at his school. When she returned to Singapore, she was part of a study that examined the use of investigative case-based teaching strategies in another Singapore STEM school. Drawing upon her expertise in feminist studies in STEM education, she offered an undergraduate course on Critical Issues in Science, Engineering, and Technology. in 2014, she was a co-editor of a special issue on Critical Studies in STEM Schools in the journal Theory Into Practice. Following her line of work, her Masters student researched on international students in a STEM school and applied the feminist construct of positionality to examine the challenges they confront as science learners. She had designed and validated a student survey instrument that can be used to evaluate the outcomes of a STEM program.

Assistant Professor Chokchai Yuenyong

Dr. 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.