Session 1

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2024

11:00 - 13:00

PAPER PRESENTATIONS T1 | ROOM SC6

Session Chair: Dr. Michael Kihara | Co-chair: Ms. Phanice Ambutsi
Prof. Linda Bradley

Prof. Linda Bradley

Associate Professor

Department of education, communication and learning

University of Gothenburg


Linda Bradley is an Associate Professor in Education at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her research focuses on mobile and digital learning and how technology is situated in formal and informal settings. In a recent project, her interests are within labour market integration and migrants’ use of mobile apps to learn Swedish, investigating digital means of language development for foreign born persons in the workplace. Another project concerns development of electronic health literacy for healthy lifestyles with upper secondary school students. Linda Bradley teaches at the International Master’s programme in IT and learning as well as professional development courses for academic teachers at the University of Gothenburg. She has a broad international network collaborating with researchers in several countries. 

PAPER PRESENTATIONS T2 | ROOM SC8

Session Chair: Dr. Caroline Kimathi | Co-chair: Prof. Caren Ouma
Dr. KT Doerr

Dr. KT Doerr

Assistant Professor

Center for Higher Education Development

Malmö University


Dr. KT Doerr is an assistant professor at Malmö University's Center for Higher Education Development and a feminist scholar of science education and the scientific workplace.

Dr. Joelyn de Lima

Dr. Joelyn de Lima

Scientist & Pedagogical Advisor

Teaching Support Center & Centre for Learning Sciences 

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

SFDN

Joelyn de Lima is a discipline-based education researcher. She is currently a pedagogical advisor at the Teaching Support Center at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne. Currently her research and practice are focused on increasing inclusivity in higher education. Her background has given her a unique blend of perspectives – in terms of culture (she has lived, worked, and taught on 3 continents), theoretical grounding (natural sciences and education), and practice (research & teaching, formal & informal education).

PAPER PRESENTATIONS T2 | ROOM SC4

Session Chair: Dr. Syprine Otieno | Co-chair: Dr. Geoffrey Sikolia
Prof. Mònica Feixas

Prof. Mònica Feixas

Academic Developer

Center for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Zurich University of Teacher Education

REDU (Red Docencia Universitaria)- Spanish University Teaching Network

Dr. Mònica Feixas holds a Licenciature in Pedagogy (Universitat Autònoma Barcelona, UAB), a Master’s degree (M.Ed) in Educational Administration (Teachers College, Columbia University), and a Doctorate (PhD) in Education (UAB). She has been Professor of School Organisation in the Department of Applied Pedagogy at the UAB where she has taught courses in school organisation and educational management in bachelor and master degrees in Primary Education and Pedagogy for more than 18 years and has supervised master and doctoral thesis. Her PhD dissertation and main research focus has been the professional development of university teachers. 


In 2014 she moved to Switzerland as Research Fellow at the Institute for Business Education and Educational Management (Institut für Wirtschaftspädagogik) at the Universität St. Gallen. 


At present she works at the Center for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Zentrum für Hochschuldidaktik und -entwicklung) at the Zurich University of Teacher Education (Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich). At the center she leads a postgraduate programme on teaching and learning in higher education, teaches courses on various topics of university didactics and co-leads the university Teaching Award. She is interested in promoting the “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning” (or SoTL), that is: fostering research into teachers’ own teaching practice. She has been researching on the assessment of reflexivity in eportfolios, and on authentic assessment and feedback. 


She is board member and international representative of member of tthe Spanish University Teaching Network (REDU, Red de Docencia Universitaria), and also member of the Swiss Faculty Development Network (SFDN). She collaborates regularly with academic development units of universities in Spain, Latin-America, Switzerland and Germany in research projects and pedagogical consultancy. 

Dr. Mpho Mathebula

Dr. Mpho Mathebula

Lecturer

Psychology

University of the Witwatersrand

HELTASA

Mpho Mathebula holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a Lecturer in the Psychology department at the same university. Issues pertaining to women’s emancipation, naked body protests, child protection and children’s education, upliftment of society and social issues, are close to her heart, therefore much of her research is focussed on these topics.

In her Health Psychology module, Mpho deals with issues such as interpersonal violence, mental health, HIV/AIDS & other communicable diseases as well as family configuration and the role of family on health, amongst other topics. The Gender module she teaches looks into African feminist critiques of the epistemological foundations of patriarchy and contribution to the emancipation of women as subjects; decoloniality and intersectionality amongst other topics.
As an adaptable person and a quick learner, Mpho loves to explore different research topics and broaden her knowledge and understanding on the subject matter.
Her research expertise, resourcefulness, easy-going nature, initiative, independent and sharp mind; and an eye for detail, make Mpho an asset in any team.

Contact Information
Email: Mpho.Mathebula@wits.ac.za
mathebulam40@gmail.com

PAPER PRESENTATIONS T3 | ROOM SC7

Session Chair: Dr. Calvin Omolo | Co-chair: Dr. Faisal Notta
Dr. Christopher Garrett

Dr. Chris Garrett

Assistant Director of Leadership and Faculty Development

Faculty Center

Brigham Young University

POD Network

Chris Garrett, PhD serves as Assistant Director of Leadership and Faculty Development at Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah, USA). Prior to BYU, he was a tenured Professor of Education and the Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence at Nevada State University. Chris has over fifteen years of experience leading faculty development programs and teaching college students. He holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in English Language and Literature, an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Oregon State University, and a B.A. in American Studies from BYU. He was previously an Associate Professor of English and the Director of Faculty Development at the University of Southern Indiana. Prior to that he was the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning at Oklahoma City University while serving in Assistant and Associate Professor of English roles. Chris has taught a variety of university courses, is a national leader with influence in faculty development, and publishes academic peer-reviewed research in this field. He has considerable experience in designing, planning, and leading professional development activities, providing training to academic leaders (e.g., department chairs, deans, associate deans) on best practices in leadership and how to evaluate teaching and faculty work. In addition to skills in networking across academic units, Chris has led and organized regional conferences on faculty development, has extensive event planning experience, and led POD's Institute for New Educational Developers in June 2023. 

Dr. Jan Folkert Deinum

Dr. Jan Folkert Deinum

Senior Educational Advisor and Researcher

Department for Educational Support and Innovation

University of Groningen


Dr. Jan Folkert (J.F.) Deinum is senior educational advisor and researcher at the University of Groningen. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Groningen in 2000. He became an assistant professor in teacher education in 1999 with main tasks on teaching educational science and supervising teacher trainees in their in-service practice. Since 2007 he is senior educational advisor and researcher and responsible for several local and international projects. Amongst them the implementation of e-assessment at University of Groningen, a large professional development project in Poland and trainings of academic leaders in Southern Africa. His research interest is on Higher Education, professional development of teachers, academic leadership and quality assurance of education.

Dr. Joelyn de Lima

Dr. Joelyn de Lima

Scientist & Pedagogical Advisor

Teaching Support Center & Centre for Learning Sciences 

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

SFDN

Joelyn de Lima is a discipline-based education researcher. She is currently a pedagogical advisor at the Teaching Support Center at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne. Currently her research and practice are focused on increasing inclusivity in higher education. Her background has given her a unique blend of perspectives – in terms of culture (she has lived, worked, and taught on 3 continents), theoretical grounding (natural sciences and education), and practice (research & teaching, formal & informal education).

Dr. KT Doerr

Dr. KT Doerr

Assistant Professor

Center for Higher Education Development

Malmö University


Dr. KT Doerr is an assistant professor at Malmö University's Center for Higher Education Development and a feminist scholar of science education and the scientific workplace.

WORKSHOP T1 | ROOM SC2

Session Chair: Dr. Julius Otundo | Co-chair: Dr. Azenath Ateka (2pm)

WORKSHOP T2 | ROOM SC1

Session Chair: Dr. Paul Katuse | Co-chair: Dr. Eunice Mwangi

WORKSHOP T3 | ROOM SC3

Session Chair: Prof. Simon Ngigi | Co-chair: Ms. Marion Amukuzi
Ms. Abeer Hammadi

Ms. Abeer Hammadi

Specialist | Blended and Digital Learning

Network of Quality, Teaching and Learning

Aga Khan University


Abeer Hammadi is a Specialist for Blended and Digital Learning at the Aga Khan University (AKU). Her role at AKU revolves around designing, planning and implementing faculty professional development programs focused on teaching with technology in higher education. Abeer's experience extends beyond Pakistan and includes supporting faculty in East Africa, UK, and Central Asia.

SYMPOSIUM T1 | ROOM LT4

Daniel Bajka

Mr. Daniel Bajka

University lecturer

Life sciences and facility management

Zurich University of Applied Sciences


Daniel Bajka is a distinguished lecturer and data scientist with a profound expertise in generative AI, currently serving at the Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften in Zurich, Switzerland. With a career spanning over three decades, Daniel has been at the forefront of integrating generative AI into teaching and research, emphasizing innovation in educational methods through AI technologies. Holding a MSc in Computational Life Sciences and a BSc in Computer Science, his academic background is solidly rooted in the intersection of technology and life sciences.

Daniel's professional journey includes founding and leading technology companies focused on IoT and digital solutions demonstrates his entrepreneurial spirit in the development of visionary solutions at the interface between man and machine. His tenure at Apple as a Multimedia Director further highlights his contribution to multimedia technologies and education.

Fluent in German and English, Daniel's linguistic skills complement his technical and leadership capabilities. His work aims at fostering a human-centered approach to AI, enhancing the learning experience for educators and students alike. This blend of experience, innovation, and dedication positions Daniel as a key influencer in the future of AI and education.

SYMPOSIUM T1 | ROOM LT3

SYMPOSIUM T1 | ROOM SC5