Keynote Speakers


Prof. J. S. Jeong
University of Extremadura, Spain

Speech Title: Mathematics learning and teaching “given” in STEM education with flipped and sustainable models
Speech Abstract: The STEM education has been concentrated on various cognitive and affective aspects using instruction methodologies together with the knowledge transmission mainly through lectures and laboratory and practical activities in the best case-scenarios. However, numerous studies have already pointed out that this teaching methodology, by itself, is not the most suitable to attain satisfactory learning outcomes. Also, it is still commonly used in university education classrooms. Certainly, one of the main actions to be carried out is the university educational field, promoting methods of instruction that facilitate the development of STEM competencies and create a favorable cognitive and affective dimension towards STEM. The active and flipped instruction methodology is an instruction method for teaching and learning in which the traditional and regular classroom setting is flipped. With this methodology, lectures are provided outside of the classroom, and therefore the in-class time are used to complete students-centered learning activities such as solving problems, case studies, discussions and collaborative activities. So, flipping the classes promotes a more effective learning since it manages to involve students more effectively in the teaching and learning process in cognitive and affective aspects, thus achieving better their performances. Therefore, the flipped instruction methodology can draw a promising inclination in STEM university education, especially students’ outcomes, cognitive and affective dimension. It will finally provide to completely set and frame this relatively new instruction methodology.
Biography: Prof. Jin Su Jeong is currently a Professor at the Department of Science and Mathematics Education, the Universidad de Extremadura (Spain) and was a Researcher Professor with Juan de la Cierva Program at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain). He was received his MS in Architecture from the Texas A&M University, College Station (United States), his first PhD with International Mention and Suma Cum Laude in Graphic Engineering, Geomatics and Projects, and second PhD with Suma Cum Laude and Outstanding Thesis Award in Teaching Education from the University of Extremadura (Spain) with a part of study from University of Washington, Seattle (United States). For his doctoral dissertation, he has done different doctoral research stays and collaborations. He has published more than 130 papers in journals, books and conference proceedings, including 46 papers in journals indexed in the Web of Science. He has participated in the keynote speaker, scientific and organizing committee and chairperson of several international conferences and associations and has served more than 270 reviews in a wide range of international journals. Also, he is serving as an editor (Sustainability - Sustainability Education and Approaches Section and Heliyon - Education Section), invited editor for special volumes and editorial board member for a couple of prestigious international journals.


Dr. A. Anastasiou
Hellenic Open University, Greece

Speech Title: A Model for Training on the effective coping of Bullying
Speech Abstract: The global negative phenomenon of bullying in education could be effectively tackled through a training model based on principals' competences. Increasing competence can be achieved through training while marketing processes are useful competences. The issue of performance - effectiveness is strongly supported by collaboration, with an emphasis on communicating with a wide range of recipients. It is a given that students perform best when there is agreement and communication among principals, teachers and other stakeholders. The combination of professional development deriving from increased extroversion combined with the achievement of improved knowledge and good behaviour in marketing and public relations will significantly increase the ability of school principals to choose the most appropriate leadership style based on a certain strategy. Degrees or training programmes enhancing extroversion will inevitably lead to the professional development of school principals motivating in turn these executives to willingly choose and follow the appropriate leadership style on their part, in order to lay the groundwork for a marketing strategy against bullying, so that the phenomenon can be tackled.
Biography: Dr. Adamos Anastasiou works as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor at the Hellenic Open University on Educational Administration and Leadership and as a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Educational and Social Policy (University of Macedonia, Greece). He holds a Postdoc and a PhD in Educational Administration, Leadership and Psychology from the Department of Educational and Social Policy (University of Macedonia). He also holds a BA in ''English Language and Literature'' from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a BA in ''Greek Civilisation Studies (History, Archaeology, Art)'' from the Open University of Cyprus. Additionally, he holds an MBA ''specialisation in Administration of Educational Organisations'' from the University of Macedonia and a master in ''Education Studies'' from the Hellenic Open University. Moreover, he graduated from the Police Academy of Komotini in Greece. His work has been published in both international and Greek journals, as well as in international and Greek conference proceedings concerning the fields of Educational Administration and Professional Training and Development of Teachers and Headmasters. He has participated in the scientific committees of conferences and has reviewed a lot of papers for international and Greek journals and conferences. Currently, he is a member of the board of the Primary Education Federation of Specialty Teachers in Greece.


Prof. Ying-Yu Cui
Tongji University School of Medicine, China

Speech Title: Semantic analysis and Model Construction of Hybrid Teaching

Speech Abstract: Purpose: To review the history of the mixed teaching mode, especially the related milestones. Procedures: Retrieving, classifying, reading, analyzing the domestic and international literatures in the field of hybrid education, and then trying to summarize the relevant semantics and construct the more perfect model of blended teaching through research-based learning. Methods: CNKI, Wan-Fang, and VIP etc. databases were used to retrieve the related literatures, ProcessOn online drawing software was used to draw the relevant flow charts or frame charts. Results: The semantic concept of hybrid teaching was clarified, the research status of hybrid teaching model was summarized, the corresponding research blanks were picked out, the novel hybrid teaching frameworks were constructed and finally the concrete implementation methods were put forward. Conclusion: The present study summarized the history of hybrid teaching and the corresponding research methods, further laid a solid foundation for the subsequent research on Empirical Study of Research-based Learning.

Biography: Ying-Yu Cui has accomplished his doctoral degree at School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China in 2005. He is working as Associate Professor at the Key Laboratory of Arrhythmias, Ministry of Education (Tongji University), Institute of medical genetics, Department of Regenerative Medicine, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China. He was a visiting scholar, in Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Washington DC, USA.
Past five years, he received the award including the title of “Publons Peer Reviewer Awards”, “Excellence Award of Annual Teaching Innovation at 3rd XJTLU National University”, “the third prize for teaching achievement, Tongji University”. His research interests are Working Mechanisms of Natural Products in Cancer and Cardiology and University Teaching Theory and Pedagogy. He is currently serving as a member of Chinese Society for Cell Biology from 2007 till now.


Prof. Johann Holm
North-West University, South Africa

Speech Title: Systems Thinking in Modern Education

Speech Abstract: A Systems approach to management provides tools and methods not commonly encountered in education environments, including static and dynamic modeling, functional abstraction, interrelationship modeling, and full life cycle analyses, amongst others. In addition, Engineering Management tools and methods add value by providing risk and performance management methods, economic modeling and evaluation methods, and a distinct project management perspective for change management. While these methods are commonly taught at tertiary institutions, their value in education management is not commonly known. A full life cycle perspective of, for example, students and programs allows modeling and analysis of process and resource effectiveness, risk analyses and management, and feasibility when a Systems Engineering process is followed. Systems Engineering tools such as requirements management, resource evaluation and allocation, validation and verification and integration management are examples of methods and techniques that simplify and improve curriculum design, teaching and learning modeling and analyses, and system effectiveness assurance inside a quality framework. In this presentation, an overview of a systematic approach to full life cycle modeling, and risk management is provided. A typical, generic program is presented as a functional flow, resources allocated within design constraints, and risks analysed using systems and engineering methods including functional analysis (flow and architecture), performance analysis, and failure mode effect and criticality analysis (FMECA). The value of applying systems thinking in providing a holistic view is demonstrated, aided by engineering methods to reduce risk and improve performance. Educational principles are aligned with the framework to show how education management can be improved by providing quality assurance from systems and engineering disciplines.

Biography: Johann Holm holds degrees in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering and a PhD in artifical intelligence. He has three decades of teaching experience at undergraduate level, and two decades of experience in research leadership. He has successfully developed degree programmes in Computer Engineering and Industrial Engineering at the University of Pretoria and North-West University respectively, using Systems Engineering methods. Both degrees were designed to meet Engineering Courncil of South Africa (ECSA) and industry requirements. In the early 1990’s, Johann acted as a senior system engineer at the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), after which he joined the Univeristy of Pretoria for a brief period. He joined the NWU in 2004 and served as the Director of Professional Services at the North-West University, during which he also acted as dean in 2010. He turned his focus to research and industry consultation, where he currently conducts research on systems thinking and engineering management which he applies to risk management, operations management, and R&D management in industry. Johann is still employed at the NWU and is the owner of a business entity that consults to business corporates on business processes and architectures, using engineering management principles in business engineering applications.


Dr. Akram Rashid
Air University, Pakistan

Speech Title: Education at Crossroads
Speech Abstract: Today Education is fast losing its zest along with its relevance. School Education, University Education or Seminary Education or Engineering Education in general, stands at a Crossroads where fundamental changes have to be made for it to become stimulating and relevant for the young curious and enquiring minds. These changes cannot be Cosmetic. These must be decisive and monumental as the shift from the theory of creation to the Theory of Evolution from Newtonian to Einsteinian Physics or from the Slavery to emancipation. The Opportunities and the fast Intellectual changes forcing young minds of today to demand this Educational change to be appear soon. Otherwise the gulf between a somewhat archaic School Education, on the other hand, and the Modern challenges and Opportunities of the Modern World, on the other, between what students learn in School Universities and Seminaries and what they really need to learn, will continue to widen
Biography: Dr. Akram Rashid has outstanding research experiences and published edited books, patents and more than 10 research papers. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Air University, Islamabad Pakistan. And He’ll give keynote speech on “Education at Crossroads” for ERMM2021.