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Invited Speakers of IC4E 202
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Prof. Socorro Echevarria Aguja

De La Salle Araneta University, Philippines

Dr. Socorro Echevarria Aguja is currently the Vice Dean of the Graduate School at De La Salle-Araneta University, Malabon City, Philippines. To date, her research activities are multidisciplinary as it covers the areas of science education, action research, environmental studies and human capital development. Her wide range of involvement in both technical and management development conferences and events is coupled with her international research publications and conduct of trainings on action research, innovations on science education, technology and media, environment and health. She is currently involved in a collaborative research project with Erasmus+ on Action Research To Innovate Science Teaching (ARTiST). In recognition of her outstanding research works, Dr. Aguja was awarded the ¡°2016 Lifetime National Achievement Award¡± by the National Research Council of the Philippines.  

Topic: Conducting Action Research in the New Normal focusing on the PDSA Model

Abstract: The lecture discusses how action research must be conducted in the new normal, where learning and teaching is done online. Particular focus is on the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Model. PDSA templates and guidelines are discussed and elaborated. Also, the many common or popular online data gathering tools that are available for free in the internet, that can be utilized for triangulation purposes is emphasized. These different data gathering tools are aligned to the 3E¡¯s (enquiry, examine, experience).

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Prof. Maricar Sison Prudente

De La Salle University, Mania, Philippines

Dr. Maricar S. Prudente is presently a Full Professor 10 of the Science Education Department of De La Salle University-Manila. Professor Prudente completed her Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology at Ehime University as a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Ronpaku Fellow. As an educator, Dr. Prudente has served as administrator in various capacities at De La Salle University and as resource  person and coordinator  in various  training  programs dealing with research, environmental issues, science education,  technology integration, and educational action research. In the field of science education, Dr. Prudente¡¯s research work is focused on action research and the integration of technology and  development of 21st century skills in the teaching of science. Dr. Prudente is currently involved in an international collaborative project  with  Erasmus+ Foundation on  Action  Research  To  Innovate  Science  Teaching (ARTiST). Prof. Prudente is a recipient of the 2015 Lifetime National Achievement Award given by the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP). Recently, Prof. Prudente was recognized as the 2018 Outstanding Filipino JSPS Fellow in the field of Education by Department of Science and Technology of the Philippine government.

Topic: Using Action Research in Evaluating Online Learning Modules

Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic is currently putting the education system to the test by forcing face-to-face learning environments to quickly move online. It then becomes the responsibility of teachers to design online learning modules (OLMs) that will serve as main resource for students to acquire the necessary competencies in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes. When these modules are designed following the Universal Design Learning (UDL) principles, students may be enabled to become self-directed learners. Information and guidance on how teachers may use the action research process in evaluating the efficacy of the OLMs that they have designed and implemented in their classes will be elucidated.

Assoc. Prof. Mitsunori Hirogaki

Kyushu University, Japan


Mitsunori Hirogaki graduated Bachelor of Science Major in Commerce in Doshisha University and pursued his Master's Degree in Commerce and Ph. D in Commerce in Kobe University.
Dr. Hirogaki is currently an Associate Professor of Marketing Strategy at Kyushu University, Graduate School of Economics, Department of Business and Technology Management (QBS Business School), where he teaches Marketing Strategy and International Marketing.
Dr. Hirogaki is currently an Associate Professor of Marketing Strategy at Kyushu University, Graduate School of Economics, Department of Business and Technology Management (QBS Business School), where he teaches Marketing Strategy and International Marketing. He has been involved in big data analysis projects, as a member of a research group at the Center for the Study of the Creative Economy (Doshisha University), he works with big data analysis to construct systems that identify seeds of innovation.
Dr. Hirogaki¡¯s current research focuses on Cross-Cultural Consumer Behavior in international marketing and marketing strategies in mature, developed societies.
He is a member of Japanese Economic Association, Japan Society of Marketing and Distribution, and Japan Association for Consumer Studies.

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Assoc. Prof. Jun Wang

East China University of Science and Technology, China

Prof. Wang is Vice Dean of School of Art Design and Media, East China University of Science and Technology. China. His main research area is urban development strategy, urban planning evaluation, urban sustainable planning, smart low-carbon city. He presided over several national research projects such as National Natural Science Fund of China: an Evaluation Model of Urban Planning Based on "Carbon Emission" Framework; National Social Science Fund of China: Research on Spatial Distribution of Mega Cities under the Framework of Carbon Balance; Scientific research program of the Ministry of housing and urban rural development: Research on System Integration Mode of Low Carbon City. He was also in charge of the low carbon development plan of Xining City, low carbon development strategy of Bengbu City, master plan of Guanzhuang Low Carbon Industrial Park and the Ecological Planning of Dianchi Lake in Kunming.

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Assoc. Prof. Dai Yu

Tianjin University, China

Dr. Dai Yu received the Ph.D. degree from The University of Tokyo in 2013. From 2013 to 2015, she worked as postdoctoral fellow at Tsinghua University. She now works as associate professor in the school of Education, Tianjin University. Her current research interests cover educational technology, evolutionary game theory and assessment of equality of education. A current project she works on is the research on key issues in supply-side structural reform of undergraduate programs, sponsored by and under the guideline of Collaborative National Research Projects (CNRP) on emerging engineering education of China. She also combines her speciality to engage in university¡¯s reform of the curricula of the humanities and social sciences. A relevant project underway is the research on comprehensive quality of Tianjin college students in the background of emerging engineering.

Topic: Research on Comprehensive Quality Evaluation of Emerging Engineering College Students Based on Blockchain

Abstract: In the context of a burgeoning engineering education and an attendant reform of educational evaluation, this research investigates the status quo of the evaluation of the comprehensive quality of T University students with quantitative research methods, and finds therein some problems in current evaluation system, such as incomplete evaluation content, incomplete participation of evaluation subjects, imperfect supervision mechanism in the evaluation process, and weak practice and adaptation of the evaluation theory. Furthermore, this research uses blockchain to build a comprehensive quality evaluation system for students based on a reputation incentive mechanism, creating a more practical and objective evaluation atmosphere, and helping to further improve the quality of engineering education.

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