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    Prof. Ng Shun-Wing, University of Saint Joseph, Macau

    Prof. Ng Shun Wing is currently Professor and Coordinator of the Programme of Master of Education at the University of Saint Joseph, Macau. He is also Adjunct Professor of Department of Education Policy and Leadership (EPL) at the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). Previously, Prof. Ng was Head of EPL and Programme Coordinator of the Master of Education and Doctor of Education at the EdUHK. He graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and completed his Master Degree in the University of Nottingham, UK. He received his PhD in Education from the University of Exeter, UK. Prof. Ng was the Programme Leader of the Training Programmes for Aspiring Principals, Newly Appointed Principals and Experienced Principals from Hong Kong, Mainland China and Asian countries. He has been working collaboratively with the Hong Kong Education Bureau, the Work Bank, Korean Education Development Institute, universities in Macau, Asia-Pacific and China and other educational foundations regarding research projects and continuous professional development programmes for principals and teachers. Prof. Ng has published three books and more than a hundred refereed articles in international journals and book chapters regarding education policies, international education, educational change and reform, home-school relations and citizenship education. He has been invited by many editors of international journals as reviewer and is the editorial board member of Teacher Development and Education Journal. He has been invited as external examiner for PhD and EdD dissertations by University of Western Australia, University of Nottingham, University of Bristol, University of Saint Joseph, Macau, The Open University of Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His article entitled "Rethinking the Mission of Internationalization of Higher Education in Asia-Pacific Region" in the journal of Compare was awarded the Annual IISE Best Article 2013 by the Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE) of University of Pittsburgh, USA. Prof. Ng's research interests include social class influence on education, parental involvement in school education, education policy and change, higher education, school leadership, teacher education and citizenship education.

    Prof. Yixun Shi, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA

    Yixun Shi, Professor of Mathematical and Digital Sciences at the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in USA, and has been a faculty at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania since 1992. His research areas include mathematical modeling and applications in finance and management, numerical optimization, applied statistics, and mathematical education. He is also serving as the editor-in-chief of two mathematics journals and one education journal.

     

    Prof. Tang Siew Fun, Curtin University, Malaysia

    Professor Tang Siew Fun is a Professor and Dean, Learning and Teaching at Curtin University Malaysia. She has strong credibility as a Dean, Learning and Teaching, an impressive track record of strategic leadership and management at a senior level and proven experience in the area. Professor Tang holds a doctorate in Educational Management, Planning and Policy and has a proven record in educational leadership with great contribution in driving innovative and pioneer teaching and learning initiatives. She prides herself leading the way towards transforming the teaching and learning landscape in the country. Her work has evolved from being a passionate excellent teacher to an effective educational leader, shifting the paradigm for the teaching profession in ensuring student success. Her previous employment was with Taylor’s University, having spent 18 years holding various academic and administrative positions. Prior to that, she taught at other public and private universities in Malaysia and worked with two multi-national companies. Under her leadership, Taylor’s University has re-defined student learning for better academic outcomes and being at the forefront of transformational teaching and learning. She was the Conference Chair for Taylor’s Teaching and Learning Conference, an international conference, for five consecutive years since 2013. Professor Tang is a teacher developer who has always been in touch with the teachers she developed and creates valuable experiences for them. Her major research work focuses on teaching engagement evaluation processes and design, student holistic development, and innovative teaching practices. She is noted for her personal and professional efforts to develop lecturers, as she believes “students learn successfully if teachers teach successfully”. She also believes that all students deserve an education that will challenge, inspire and prepare them to become better citizens as well as for a better future. She was appointed as an assessor panel with the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) since 2012.

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