Invited Guest Speakers

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Cresantus Biamba, Ph.D.

Cresantus Biamba is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the Department of Educational Sciences, University of Gavle and has extensive research expertise and a continuing active interest in the areas of school leadership, organizational change and culture, school effectiveness and improvement, staff development, quality assurance for education; education for sustainable development and higher education policy. He holds a Ph.D International and Comparative Education, from the Institute of International Education, Stockholm University, Sweden.

Feyza Doyran Ph.D.

Assoc. Prof. Feyza Doyran currently works at Hasan Kalyoncu University, Faculty of Education, English Language Teaching Department. She has served as the head of Educational Sciences departments, MA in TEFL and Teaching Certificate programs for many years. She received her M.A. in English Language Teaching and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Middle East Technical University. She conducted her Post Doctoral studies in the Department of Educational Psychology at University of Texas in Austin. She has published books and articles on teacher education and training, foreign language research, ELT methodology, verbal and non-verbal teacher behaviors, professional morality, cooperative syllabus design, reflective journal writing. She is the national representative of ISATT (International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching) and she also offers courses at the IBEC program of Hasan Kalyoncu University to train IB, PYP (International Baccalaureate, Primary Years Program) teachers.

Daniel Petterssen, Ph.D.

Daniel Pettersson is Associate Professor at the University of Gävle and Uppsala University, Sweden. He specializes in the history, dissemination and use of international large-scale assessments, and in general in policy narratives, educational history, comparative education and science history. He is currently working as a project leader on the project International Comparisons and Re-modelling of Welfare State Education financed by the Swedish Research Council, being general and chief editor of the research journal Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy (NordSTEP), as well as being a member of the research group of STEP (Studies in Educational Policy and Philosophy) at Uppsala University. Some of his recent publications includes the two books published by Routledge; New Practices of Comparisons, Quantification and Expertise in Education: Conducting Empirically Based Research (edited together with Christina Elde Mølstad) and Education by the Numbers and the Making of Society: The Expertise of International Assessments (edited together with Sverker Lindblad and Thomas S Popkewitz).

Hacene Hamada, Ph.D.

Professor Hacene HAMADA (Ph.D., 2007) is full-time lecturer and researcher in applied linguistics and language teaching, materials design, and teacher training at the Teacher Training School (ENS) of Constantine. During the last twelve years, Prof. Hamada has been supervising postgraduate courses, Doctorate theses and Magister dissertations, and managing a foreign language research laboratory.

Farida Abderrahim, Ph.D.

Farida Abderrahim, Professor in English as a Foreign Language at the University “Frères Mentouri”, Constantine 1. Master in Education (Error Analysis), University of Aberystwyth, Wales, UK; Ph. D in Education (Cloze Procedure), University of Swansea, Wales, UK. Administrative, Pedagogical and Scientific Achievements: Head of Department of English (1973/1974 and 1978/1979); Chairwoman of the 4th Year Pedagogical Committee (1992/1993): Chairwoman of the “Scientific Council” (1985...1989, 1990...1991, 1993...1996 and 1996...1997) and Member of the Department Scientific Committee up to now; Head of the ESP (English for Specific Purposes) Magistère (1988), the TEFL (English as a Foreign Language) Magistère (1994), the “Language Science”/”Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages” Master (2004...2017) and Head of “Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages” Doctorate (since 2009); Conference coordinator of the “Colloque  Les Sciences du Langage dans l’Enseignement des Langues Etrangeres”: 1994; Chaiwonan of the “Commission Régionale de la Postgraduation”: 1993…1994 and Member of this institution in 1994…1997; Member of the “Commission des Equivalences”: 1997…2003: Member of the CUN (Commission Universitaire Nationale): 2002…2006. Member of international scientific associations: IATEF (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language): 1976...1977 and 2011; TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages): 1981; BAAL (British Association of Applied Linguistics): 2011...2012; MATSDA (Material Development Association): since 2013. Supervised 90 students (Magister, Master, Doctorat d’Etat, Doctorat Es-Sciences and Doctorat LMD; Member or Chairwoman of 97 candidates (Magister, Master, Doctorat d’Etat, Doctorat Es-Sciences and Doctorat LMD. Has participated in national and international conferences in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Bahrain, South Africa, China, Turkey, South Korea, UK, Japan, Syria and Indonesia. Main interest: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Language Acquisition, Grammar Consciousness-raising, Task-based Language Teaching and Learning, Testing, Writing and Cognitive Psychology/Linguistics. Is presently involved in Grammar textbook writing.

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