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Keynote Speakers for ICELT 2018

Prof. Hui-Wen Vivian Tang
Ming Chuan University, Taiwan

Hui-Wen Vivian Tang Professor of the Teacher Education Center of Ming Chuan University, Taiwan. In 2007, she received an Ed.D degree from the educational leadership program of Texas A & M University, Kingsville, Texas, USA. Her current research focuses on leadership development, emotional intelligence, cross-cultural studies, multiple criteria decision making and teacher education. She is currently the Chair of Teacher Education Center of Ming Chuan University, a lifelong member of the Emotional Intelligence Training and Research Institute (EITRI) organized by a collegial association located in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, and formerly the chief editor of “Journal of Applied English”. Prof. Tang’s recent publications include “Forecasting performance of Grey Prediction for education expenditure and school enrollment” published in 2012 by Economics of Education Review (SSCI), “On the fit and forecasting performance of grey prediction models for China’s labor formation” published in 2013 by Mathematical and Computer Modelling (SCI), “Constructing a competence model for international professionals in the MICE industry: An analytic hierarchy process approach” in 2014 by Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education (SSCI), “Developing a short-form measure of personal excellence for use among university students in Taiwan” in 2015 by Total Quality Management & Business Excellence (SSCI) and “Critical factors for implementing a programme for international MICE professionals: A hybrid MCDM model combining DEMATEL and ANP” in 2016 by Current Issues in Tourism (SSCI).
Speech Title: Project TIDE (Training & Implementation, Diversity & Enhancement
Abstract: In response to current education reform efforts in Taiwan, the collaborative project aims to challenge a coalition of teacher education issues by articulating a variety of “high-leverage” learn-to-teach practices for pre-service and novice teachers. It consists of six sub-projects with each devoted to different initiatives of learn-to-teach frameworks and models: leveraging professional ethics in teaching, fostering effective teaching through university-school cooperation, implementing performance-based assessments as high-stake screening mechanism for teacher qualification, strengthening teaching competences embedded in the reformed national curriculum modules, preparing pre-service teachers with remedial instructional strategies, and integrating anchored instruction into competence based mathematics curriculum. Strategic plans and procedures leading to and throughout the implementation of Project TIDE were documented in an effort to empirically improve and sustain the quality of teacher education, and substantially reframe the landscape of Taiwan’s teacher education for the future.

Prof. Budsaba Kanoksilapatham
Silpakorn University, Thailand

Budsaba Kanoksilapatham is currently a professor with the English Department, Faculty of Arts, Silpakorn University. She completed the bachelor’s degree in English (Hons.) at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University. She received the master’s degree in linguistics and EFL from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and the Ph.D. degree in linguistics with a concentration in applied linguistics from Georgetown University, USA. Her research interests include discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, phonetics, and language teaching. Her most recent books are Pronunciation in Action and English Sociolinguistics at Work. Her research articles were published in international journals including English for Specific Purposes and The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.

Prof. Joy Kutaka-Kennedy
National University, USA

Before entering higher education, Dr. Joy Kutaka-Kennedy spent many years teaching students from pre-school through high school in regular education, gifted education, at-risk education, and special education. She has taught in higher education for over fifteen years with an emphasis on special education teacher preparation in academic course work and field supervision. Having extensive experience with online education, course design, and program evaluation, she has given numerous national and international presentations on creativity and collaboration in the online venue, individual accountability in online group work, emerging technological trends and generational differences. Dr. Kutaka-Kennedy participates in a consortium led by the University of Kansas to research differences in perception of online visual elements among culturally diverse groups. Her current responsibilities include course design and oversight, field work supervision, and mentoring new faculty in higher education.  Dr. Joy Kutaka-Kennedy serves as an officer of the California Association of Professors of Special Education, mentors prospective grant writers, completes program reviews for national accreditation and performs editorial reviews for professional publications.

 

Keynote Speakers for ICELT History

Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Purdue University Northwest, USA
Prof. Tomokazu Nakayama
Jissen Women's University, Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Hui-Wen Vivian Tang
Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Prof. Budsaba Kanoksilapatham
Silpakorn University, Thailand