TÜRKBİLMAT-4 - Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Richard Noss
University College London, UK

Keynote Title: Exploring Mathematics through Scratch


Richard Noss is Professor of Mathematics Education at UCL (University College London). He was the founding director of the London Information Laboratory, director of the government-funded Technology Enhanced Learning Research Program, and deputy director of the EU Kaleidoscope Excellence Network. Richard holds a master's degree in mathematics and a doctorate in mathematics education. He is an Invited Member of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a foreign member and medal of the Bulgarian Mathematical Union. Richard was the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Mathematical Learning Computer. He is a member of the editorial board of the Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education. At the same time, one of his doctoral students was Prof. Dr. Adnan Baki.



Prof. Dr. Aisling Leavy
University of Limerick, Ireland

Keynote Title: STEM Education: An imperative for the 21st century?
Aisling Leavy is the Head of the STEM Education Department at Mary Immaculate College – University of Limerick. She is a mathematics educator and works with pre-service primary teachers, practicing teachers and graduate students in STEM Education. Her research interests include children’s mathematical thinking, the development of statistical reasoning, the mathematics preparation of pre-service teachers, and use of teaching and research methodologies to support the development of conceptual understanding of statistics and mathematics in primary classrooms.

Aisling is currently joint General Editor of Irish Educational Studies and Associate Editor of Statistics Educational Research Journal. She received her PhD from Arizona State University following completion of graduate and undergraduate studies at California State University Chico, St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra, and University College Dublin. Prior to joining the faculty at Mary Immaculate College, Aisling was Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Prof. Dr. Doutor Pedro Tadeu
Polytechnic of Guarda, Portugal

Keynote Title: Teaching Mathematics in Basic Education with Games
Professor in the field of Mathematics Education at Polytechnic of Guarda (IPG), Post-Doc in Problem solving Skills at Kindergarten (Institute of Education, Faculty of Education, Sakarya University, Turkey), Ph.D. in Didactical and Technology - specialization in Didactical Mathematics (UTAD, Vila-Real), master's degree in Mathematics Education, degree in Mathematics Education (Faculty of Education, Coimbra University). Dean of HEI - School of Education, Communication and Sport, Polytechnic of Guarda, since 01/2015. Member of the Executive Commission of CEI - (Centro de Estudos Ibéricos http://www.cei.pt/cei/estrutura.htm) since 01/2015. Member of the board of UDI from 02/2012 until 12/2014 (Research Unit for Inland Development http://www.ipg.pt/udi/). Develops research in the area of Mathematics Education, ICT, Multicultural Education, ICT and Inclusion, Innovation in Education and Entrepreneurship Education. Has several scientific publications and develops activity with different HEI from Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Belgium, Germany, Albania, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Brasil, Colombia, Cabo-Verde, Angola among others, is evaluator for ERASMUS+ Portuguese Agency and European COST projects.  


Prof. Dr. Amy Ellis
University of Georgia, USA

Keynote Title: Supporting Sudents' Engagement in Authentic Mathematical Activity: Designing Instruction for Conjecturing, Generalizing, and Proving
Amy Ellis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Georgia. She received her Ph.D. in mathematics education from the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University. Dr. Ellis also holds a bachelor's and master's degree in mathematics. Prior to her appointment at the University of Georgia, Dr. Ellis taught secondary school in California and then spent 12 years as a professor at the University of Wisconsin. In her current position, she enjoys working with pre-service secondary teachers. Dr. Ellis studies student learning in middle school and high school, particularly as it relates to algebra, generalization, and proof, as well as teachers' pedagogical practices aimed at fostering meaningful student engagement. She has received 13 grants from national and state organizations, and currently serves as the project lead on an NSF-funded project investigating students' mathematical generalizations. She received the Early Career Publication Award from the SIG-RME division of AERA for her research on generalization and proof, and her work has been published in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, the Journal of the Learning Sciences, Cognition and Instruction, Mathematical Thinking and Learning, and Science, among others. Dr. Ellis has also co-authored three books for practicing teachers on ratio and proportion, mathematical reasoning, and generalization and proof.
Dr. José Manuel Bautista Vallejo
University of Huelva, Spain

Keynote Title: From school failure to powerful success in mathematics
Senior Lecturer, writer and entrepreneur.
European Doctor in Psychopedagogy. Extraordinary Doctorate Award. Doctor Honoris Causa by Universidad Iberoamericana (Paraguay).
Senior Lecturer of the Department of Pedagogy of the Faculty of Education, Psychology and Sports Sciences of the University of Huelva (UHU, Spain). He is also a lecturer at the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR, Spain), Universidad Autónoma de Asunción (Paraguay), Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (Argentina). Visiting Lecturer at the Universidad Nacional de Asunción (Paraguay), Universidad del Pacífico (Paraguay), University "1 Decembrie 1918" Alba Iulia (Romania). He has been a invited lecturer at the Universities of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Monserrate University Foundation (Colombia), Integrated Faculties of Amparo (SP, Brazil), Haslev College of Education (Denmark), National University of Asunción (Paraguay), National University of Ireland Maynooth (Ireland), University of Messina (Italy), University of Costa Rica and Latina University of Costa Rica.
He has published articles in national and international journals and published books on teacher training, innovation, educational reform and educational technology in Spain, Argentina, Paraguay, Costa Rica and Brazil.
Co-founder of the Andalusian Startups Association.
He gave lectures, courses and seminars in various institutions, in Spain and other countries.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wee Tiong Seah
University of Melbourne, Australia

Keynote Title: Mathematics Education in the 4th Industrial Revolution: The role of AI

Wee Tiong SEAH is an Associate Professor of Mathematics in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Before embarking on a career as an academic, Wee Tiong has had extensive professional experience in mathematics teaching and pastoral care across a range of school settings in Singapore and Australia. Wee Tiong’s research and professional interests focus on sociocultural, conative and affective aspects of learning, which all complement and support psychological understanding of the individual learner. Attributes of interest include values and mindsets of students, teachers, parents, etc as they relate to mathematics pedagogy. He currently coordinates a multinational research team in a series of research studies relating to the harnessing of values to promote more effective teaching and learning of mathematics in schools. These activities are all part of the Third Wave research project which Wee Tiong set up in 2008.

Wee Tiong was an invited speaker to some 800 principals and school leaders at last year’s Victoria’s Regional Leadership Conference in Australia. He was also one of 4 plenary panelists at last year’s Psychology in Mathematics Education conference held in Sweden. Wee Tiong conducts collaborative research and consultancy activities in no less than 8 countries across Australia and Asia.