Keynote Speaker

Dr. P John Williams is a Professor of Education and the Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Education at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, where he teaches and supervises research students in STEM and technology education. Apart from Australia, he has worked and studied in a number of African and Indian Ocean countries and in New Zealand and the United States. His current research interests include STEM, mentoring beginning teachers, PCK and electronic assessment of performance. He regularly presents at international and national conferences, consults on Technology Education in a number of countries, and is a longstanding member of eight professional associations. He is the editor of the Australasian Journal of Technology Education, advisory editor of the International Journal of Technology and Design Education, series editor of the Springer Contemporary Issues in Technology Education and is on the editorial board of five other professional journals. He has authored or contributed to over 240 publications, and is elected to the International Technology and Engineering Education Association’s Academy of Fellows for prominence in the profession.
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. Dr. Chang’s major research interests include science education, e-Learning, interdisciplinary science learning, and science communication. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 articles, from which nearly 90% articles are indexed in the Science/Social Science Citation Index (SCI/SSCI) database

Dr.Montree Yamkasikorn is an Associate Professor of Education and former dean of the Faculty of Education, Burapha University, Eastern part of Thailand. He has been working actively to advocate teacher development in Thailand as a member of Governing Board of Teacher Council of Thailand (Khurusapha) during 2013 – 2014. His well-known achievements in teacher development system in Thailand are, such as, Professional Learning Community (PLC), mentoring beginning teachers and TPACK conceptual framework for Thai teacher training program (Teacher’s coupon).

Associate Prof. Montree Yamkasikorn has served in several positions in the area of education for 39 years (1980-2019) at different universities across Thailand. He began his career in education at Taksin Univerity. Later, he worked as a Vice-President of Burapha University for 4 years (1993-1997) and as a Dean of Faculty of Education for 8 years (2006-2014). He also entitled as a Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Nakhon Phanom University.

Among his outstanding contribution to development of Thai education, he served as a President of the Thai Education Dean’s Council (2013-2014) and also as a member of national selection committee for Government Scholarship provided to new teachers which is under the Office of Higher Education Commission (OHEC), the Ministry of Education.

At the present, Associate Prof. Montree Yamkasikorn is working as a Chairman for Professional Learning Community (PLC) research projects and Project Director for Thailand’s School Improvement Program (TSIP) for Teacher Council of Thailand. Also, he is an executive adviser for TrainFlix application for teacher training in ASEAN.

Dr. Lovatt is an Associate Professor in Science Education and Head of the School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies in the DCU Institute of Education. He teaches and researches in the area of Initial Teacher Education and STEM Education and Education, Transitions and Evaluation. Dr. Lovatt completed is PhD in the area of Chemistry Education. He is a member of two research centres; the Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning (CASTeL) and the Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection (EQI). He is has a number of professional affiliations including membership of the Irish Science Teachers Association (ISTA), European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Irish Association of Science Education Lecturers (IASEL). Dr. Lovatt has previously served as Chair of the Professional Masters of Education and as management committee representative on the BSc Science Education, BSc Physical Education with Biology and BSc Physics Education with Mathematics. Dr. Lovatt has participated in EU 7th Framework and H2020 projects including: Strategies for Assessment of Inquiry Learning in Science (SAILS) Open Schools for Open Societies (OSOS). He is the DCU PI on the Erasmus+ project Three Dimensions of Inquiry in Physics Education (3DIPhE).
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. Currently, he works as President of ASEAN Research Network for STEM Education (ARN-STEM). 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.