Keynote Speakers

Iveta Kovalcikova
Presov University, Slovakia
Keynote Title: Cognition and metacognition as a target for intervention

Iveta Kovalcikova, Associate Professor at University of Presov in Slovak Republic and at Pedagogical University of Cracow in Poland, was the Vice-President of European International Association of Cognitive Education and Psychology from 2013 to 2017. Currently, she is the principal investigator of the research projects supported by National Research Agency Ministry of Education in Slovak Republic. She has published widely in various journals and she gives lectures on Cognitive Education, Cognitive Simulation of Individual Educational Needs and Dynamic Assessment of Latent Learning Capacities. She has also delivered several key-note speeches in international conferences on Psycholinguistics, Culture, and Cognition so far.

Mehmet Küçük
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Turkey
Keynote Title: The views of science teaching staff on the nature and teaching of science

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Küçük, Dean of Education Faculty at Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, is the Chair of the Deans' Board of Higher Education Council in Turkey. He is the Editor in Chief of Turkish Journal of Teacher Education-TUJTED and he has several publications on Science Education. He participated in several scientific projects as a member or as the project manager. His research areas are Education, Education Research, Science Education, and Teacher Education

Zehra Altınay Gazi
Near East University, Northern Cyprus
Keynote Title: Research and projects on disability: The role of technology for social welfare and sustainability

Zehra Altınay Gazi gained a master degree in the field of Educational Technology, Distance Education in Educational Sciences. Further to this, she completed PhD degree in Educational Administration and Management at Near East University. Then, she completed another doctorate programme in the field of Educational Technology at Middlesex University. She became a full-time lecturer at Near East University. Zehra Altınay Gazi is Vice Director, Institute of Educational Sciences. She is also board member of Distance Education Center. Further to this, Prof. Dr. Zehra Altınay Gazi is the Director of Societal Research and Development Center. Zehra Altınay Gazi has national academic content book published by reputable publishing houses. Further to this, she has international academic content books. In addition, she has articles which were indexed at Social Sciences Index (SSCI), international book chapters and international articles that were indexed at the Educational field indexes (British Education Index, ERIC, Science Direct, Scopus, etc.). She has editorial role in respected journals and she is the reviewer over ten (10) journals. She is the member of E-learning Association, Association of Educational Communication and Technology, Global Universities in Distance Education Association, etc

Ilze Ivanova
University of Latvia, Latvia
Keynote Title: Need for a new type of the teacher in the education process of 21st century

Dr.paed. Ilze Ivanova is a professor in Education, works at the University of Latvia for 35 years. She works for Ph.D., Bachelor, Master and Professional Programmes in the Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art. Professor works in close contacts with Teacher Education Department.She gives lectures and carries out research in the field of Lifelong Learning, andragogy, inclusive education, in teaching and learning, curriculum development, educational environment. She has experiences in TEMPUS, PHARE, SOCRATES, ERASMUS, Cost action, Nord Plus, EU social funds projects as a coordinator and a participant. She acts as a reviewer of PhD thesis in the field of Education. During her work career she has been the Assistant dean of the faculty, the Head of Distance Education Centre of University of Latvia, the Head of the Education Sciences department in the faculty of Education, Psychology and Art. She is acting as international expert in Higher Educational Programmes.