Dr. Peter Charles Taylor (PhD, MEd, BSc, DipEd) is Adjunct Professor of Transformative Education and Research at Murdoch University, and coordinator of the International Transformative Educational Research Network (ITERN), with nodes throughout Asia, Africa, Middle East and Philippines. Peter’s vision for education integrates the Arts and Sciences to foster the transdisciplinary liquid skills of creativity, critical reflection, ethical astuteness, political awareness and connectedness, which are essential for living and working sustainably in the complex, diverse and contested worlds of the 21st century.
Dr. Karen Murcia is associate professor of Curtin University. She is a senior member of the Curtin University teacher education team with a focus on producing high-impact educational research and engagement with interactive and innovative teaching. Her teaching interests and research work span the intersection between learning theory, learning design, and professional development. She is a specalist in STEM education and has a research focus on young children’s digital technologies education and multimodal capabilities. Her research in pedagogical interactivity and technology enhanced learning environments investigated the impact of ICT integration and gamification on digitally aware students’ motivation and interest in learning. Her current research in early years education has explored teachers practices and its impact on young children’s creative coding capabilities and their development of computational thinking. Dr Murcia uses a design based approach to her research which draws on principles of action research for engaging participating educators as practitioner researchers.
Dr. Dürdane Bayram-Jacobs is an Assistant Professor at the Eindhoven School of Education (ESoE), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). She holds a bachelor degree in physics teaching from Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey. She worked for 10 years as a physics & science teacher at secondary schools in Turkey. She has worked as a principal investigator and researcher on various local and EU projects, served as a member on the External Policy and Relations Committee member at NARST. Her research interests are; Socio-scientific Issues (SSI), science education for citizenship, Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) of science teachers, formative evaluation of SSI lessons, and innovation in education.
Dr. Hsiao-Lin Tuan is a Distinguished Professor at the National Changhua University of Education (NCUE) Graduate Institute of Science Education in Taiwan. She has been NARST International Coordinator (2012-2016), President of Science Education Association in Taiwan (2012-2014), Associate Educator of Journal of Research in Science Teaching (2006-2010), and Chief Editor of the Chinese Journal of Science Education (2007-2009). She currently is coordinating the Science Education Workgroup in Taiwan. Her research focused on science teachers’ professional development, inquiry-based science teaching, science learning motivation, low achievers’ science learning motivation, and STEM research and teaching. She has published 89 journal articles and 17 books.
Dr. Siriwan Chatmaneerungcharoen Kief is an Assistant Professor at Phuket Rajabhat University, Thailand. In 2009, she got her PhD in Science Education from Kasetsart University and University of British Columbia. Currently, she is working as the Dean of Faculty of Education, Phuket Rajabhat University, Thailand. Her interesting research included teacher education, science curriculum, gifted curriculum development, integrated curriculum design, STEM/STEAM education, robotic and technology-based curriculum development, TPACK, Professional learning community, lesson study, and active learning. She worked with many Thailand educational agencies for various kinds of national projects related to her interesting research.