Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Angel M. Y. Lin | Simon Fraser University, Canada

Professor Angel Lin Simon Fraser University, Canada

Angel M. Y. Lin received her doctoral degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She is one of the pioneering researchers in translanguaging, trans- semiotizing, and multilingual approaches to classroom pedagogies and literacy assessment. Her research and teaching focuses on classroom discourse analysis, bilingual and multilingual education, academic literacies, language across the curriculum, Content and Language Integrated Learning, language policy and planning in postcolonial contexts. She has published six research books and over 100 research articles and book chapters. She serves in several editorial boards of international research journals.

David Hung | National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Professor David Hung National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

David Hung is recognised in the learning sciences and educational technology communities both locally and internationally. He has also conducted extensive research in the areas of learning and instructional technologies, learning in communities of practice, constructivism and social constructivism, and the diffusion of innovations. His work combines with research and practice fields. He has published widely in the learning sciences field such as in educational technology and innovations. He has also served as Contributing/Associate Editor for several well-read international academic publications in the learning sciences field such as Educational Technology, and has been appointed as journal reviewer for well-established international academic journals.

Diana Hess | University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States

Professor Diana Hess University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States

Diana Hess is the School of Education Dean at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Under Hess’ leadership, the School has established new initiatives focused on strengthening and expanding its efforts around teacher education, diversity and inclusion, global engagement, professional learning, and community partnerships. The School has advanced its research mission by investing in new research centres to jumpstart innovative and interdisciplinary research. Hess holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education, and was elected to the National Academy of Education in 2019.

Gigi Luk | McGill University

Associate Professor Gigi Luk McGill University, Canada - Photo courtesy of The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA)

Gigi Luk obtained her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from York University, Canada. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Rotman Research Institute at the Baycrest Center before joining the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2011. She is currently an Associate Professor in McGill University. Luk’s research on the cognitive and neural consequences of bilingualism extends across the lifespan. She leads a research program that examines how diverse language experiences shape development and learning. Luk’s research also examines how to harness scientific findings on bilingualism to improve educational experience for children from diverse language backgrounds.

John Loughran | Monash University, Australia

Professor John Loughran Monash University, Australia

John Loughran is a Member of the Australian College of Educators and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. John was a science teacher for ten years before moving into teacher education. He is well regarded in the fields of teacher and science education. He has also published over 30 books working with publishers such as Routledge, Springer, Sense and Teachers’ College Press. John received numerous teaching and research awards internationally. His competitive research grants exceed AUD$10M and he has supervised in excess of 40 PhD students to completion.

Marc Bornstein | Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, United States

Professor Marc Bornstein Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, United States

Marc H. Bornstein holds a B.A. from Columbia College, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Padua and Trento. Bornstein is past President of the SRCD and held faculty positions at Princeton and New York Universities as well as academic appointments in Munich, London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Bamenda, Seoul, Trento, Santiago, Bristol, Oxford, and London. Bornstein is Editor Emeritus of Child Development and founding Editor of Parenting. He consults for governments, foundations, universities, journals, publishers, media, and UNICEF. Bornstein has published in the areas of experimental, comparative, developmental, and cultural science as well as in neuroscience, pediatrics, and aesthetics.