Dr. Motlalepule Ruth Mampane 
Head of South Africa Education Research Association
Pretoria University

Motlalepule Ruth Mampane is a Professors and Head of Educational Psychology Department at the university of Pretoria, South Africa. Her research focus is on adolescent and resilience, child development and resilience, adolescent adversity; family Resilience in relation to developing adolescents and the role of culture and developmental on the context of adolescents’ development. Mampane’s scholarly contributions within the discipline of Educational Psychology and education is centred on resilience; mitigation of risk and support for youths; and encouraging preventative programs through early identification of risk. Mampane is currently involved in an international coproduction and collaboration research on the effect of environmental adversity on the resilience of youth in South Africa. Her postgraduate teaching of educational Psychology students is focused on family oriented intervention, assessment and psychotherapy. This research focus is unique in the department of Educational Psychology in unlocking indigenous knowledge system and cultural reference to family resilience. Mampane has promoted / supervised more than 30 students’ thesis to completion. Mampane has completed a leadership program for academics offered by GIBS (University of Pretoria, 2015) and has acted extensively in leadership positions. She is an alumni of the University of Michigan African, Ann Arbor and holds a Presidential Scholar award (UMAPS 2010), funded by the African Studies Centre (International Institute) at the University of Michigan for the period August 2009 – February 2010. Mampane received several fundings for her research projects. Mampane is a council and EXCO member of Standard Regulation Body, UMALUSI and chairperson of Assessment Standardisation Committee. She is currently, a chairperson of Education Association of South Africa (EASA) and a council member of World Education Research Association (WERA) where she represents EASA’s interests. This position has enabled her to continually network and collaborate with international scholars and to represent the University of Pretoria and the department of Educational Psychology internationally. Mampane occupies the position of a national editorial board member for Perspectives in Education (PiE) and the national editorial team of South African Journal of Education (SAJE). 

Prof. Dr. Joanna Madalinska-Michalak
Head of the Polish Educational Researches

Joanna Madalińska-Michalak is Professor of Social Sciences (field – Educational Research) at the University of Warsaw and head of the Chair of Didactics and Teacher Education, Faculty of Education at University of Warsaw, Poland. Her research work has focused on educational leadership, teacher education, teachers’ and school principals’ development, and research ethics. She is actively involved in many national and international research projects. She has delivered keynotes in a wide range of countries. She is an author of more than 200 scientific publications, mainly articles in journals and books. She has acted as an expert advisor to international bodies and has been involved in research and educational programmes relating to school leadership, teachers’ success, teachers’ competences and professionalism, teachers’ ethics, and teacher education. She was an expert at the European Research Funding 2007-2013 7th Framework Programme. Her current teaching responsibities are: MA – Educational Leadership, Teacher Education: Contemporary Challenges; Passion for Teaching; and Research Methods in Education (at Graduate Programme in Teaching English to Young Learners). She serves for global, international, and national scientific organisations. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of International Council of Education for Teaching (ICET), a representative of Polish Educational Research Association in World Education Research Association (WERA), a member of Council Board of European Educational Research Association (EERA), Chair of Teacher Education Policy in Europe Scientifi Network (TEPE), President of Polish Educational Research Association (PERA), and a member of Board of Scientifc Associations at the Polish Academy of Science. She serves as a member of editiorial boards and as a member of reviewers’ panels for such scientific journals as Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, European Journal of Teacher Education and South African Journal of Education.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Semih AKTEKİN
General Director of Teacher Training and Development
Ministry of Education

He was born in the district of Ahlat in Bitlis in 1974. He completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Tatvan. In 1996, he graduated from Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Public Administration, Ankara University. He got a scholarship from the Ministry of National Education to study in Nottingham University in England where he had a master's degree In the field of History Education at the University, without thesis (PGCE), “School Development School Improvement and Continuing Professional Development” and doctoral degree in the field of Teacher Education. In 2004 he started to work as  an asssiatant professor Fatih Faculty of Education in Karadeniz Technical University.  He received the title of associate professor in History Education. He conducted many national and international projects concerning his field of study and worked in different commissions like OSYM, TÜBİTAK and the National Agency. He worked as a Bologna Expert on the National Team Project of Bologna Experts in Higher Education Council of Turkey, to harmonize with the European Higher Education area. He also worked in Turkey Fulbright Commission and the European Association of History Educators EUROCLIO (European Association of History Educators). He has been a member of the UNESCO International Teacher Action Force board. He became  Directorate of Higher Education and Overseas Education in Ministry of National Education on March 14, 2014. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Semih AKTEKİN was appointed to General Directorate of Teacher Training and Development on January 13, 2016. He is married and the father of two children.

Prof. Dr. Mehmet KÜÇÜK
Rize Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University
Dean of Education Faculty

Mehmet Küçük was born in Trabzon in 1978. He completed his primary and secondary education in Trabzon and Artvin. He graduated from the Faculty of Education of Karadeniz Technical University in 1999. He completed his MA entitled “Implementation of an in-service action research course program for science teachers: A case study” in 2002 and PhD dissertation entitled “A study toward teaching the nature of science for seventh grade primary students” in 2006 at the same university. He had started to work as a research assistant in the field of science education at the Karadeniz Technical University in 2000, appointed as an associate professor of science education in 2008 and professor in 2014 at the Recep Tayyip Erdogan University. He had worked as the head of science education department and he currently holds the dean deputy position of the same faculty. He is also working as a member of inspection and advisory board of Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Institution. He is the chief editor of the Turkish Journal of Teacher Education. His main research interests include action research, teaching the nature of science and science teacher education.

05 Mayıs 2018, Cumartesi 4067 defa okundu