Speakers

Dr. Jeremy Pagram

keynote Speaker

Former Technologies Coordinator School of Education Edith Cowan University 

Jeremy was a senior researcher for the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts and Associate Director for the Centre for Schooling and Learning Technologies. A former Australian Council for Computers in Education Educational Leader of the Year He specialised in Research methods and supervision with 36 completions so far. Though now semi-retired he is remaining active in research and is currently investigating photogrammetry of models for 3D printing and CNC production.

Dr. P John Williams

keynote Speaker

Professor of Education and the Director of Graduate Research, School of Education, Curtin University

P John Williams is a Professor of Education and the Director of Graduate Research 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 250 publications, and is elected to the International Technology and Engineering Education Association’s Academy of Fellows for prominence in the profession.

Professor Emeritus Dr. Chanita Rukspollmuang

Keynote Speaker and Conference Chair

Vice President in Academic Development, Siam University

Dr. Chanita is currently the Vice President of the Siam University, Thailand. She also was a former Dean of the Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University. Dr. Chanita has been elected twice and served consecutive terms as the President of Comparative Education Society of Asia (CESA). Her second term just ended in 2016 but she is still a member of CESA Board of Directors. Also she is presently Vice-President of the Thailand Comparative and International Education Society (TCIES).
At present, Dr. Chanita has been appointed in many important Thai committees. To mention a few:

• Office of the Education Council, member of the Education Committee (appointed by the Thai cabinet). Also appointed in another 2 subcommittees: Vice-Chairman in Subcommittee of Education Standard and a member in Subcommittee of Education Law.
• Office of the Secretariat of the House of Representatives, member of Research and Development Committee.
• Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA), member in the Committee for Development of Assessment Systems for Higher Education.

Dr. Tan Jing Hee

General Chair

Executive Director & Chairman of its Academic Board of East Asia Institute of Management

Dr. Tan Jing Hee is an Executive Director of East Asia Institute of Management as well as the Chairman of its Academic Board. He started work as a Retail Manager in a family business dealing with pharmaceutical products, toiletries and film development and processing. Dr Tan went on to become Senior Science Master of a government secondary school. After five years, he re-joined the private sector as a Merchandising Manager of Robinsons Departmental Store, with responsibilities over 6 departments in Menswear Division. In 1973, he joined the Singapore Institute of Management, initially as Information, Publications and Research officer before moving into management development responsibilities. During his 25 years stay in the institute, he helped to build it into the premier HRD organisation in the region. While in SIM, Dr Tan was also involved in establishing enterprise-wide MBO systems in six medium and large organisations in Singapore. In 1987, he co-edited a book on Developing Managers In Asia, published by Addison-Wesley. Dr Tan was the Chief Operating Officer of SIM before leaving it to pursue other interests. In 1994, he wrote doctoral thesis on Developing A Factor Model of Management Work in Singapore, for which he was awarded his Ph.D from Henley Mangement College/Brunel University.