Alejandra Mizala

Alejandra Mizala
Alejandra Mizala
Professor Center of Applied Economics, Department of Industrial Engineering
Academic Director Center for Advanced Research in Education
University of Chile

Bio and Research Interest

Alejandra Mizala holds an economics degree from the University of Chile and a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. She is Professor at the University of Chile with the Centro de Economía Aplicada (Center of Applied Economics), Department of Industrial Engineering. 

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Fritz Oser


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Fritz Oser (em)
Professor (em.), University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Bio and Research Interest

Fritz K. Oser is Professor of Educational Psychology and General Education at the Department of Educational Sciences. He served as a dean of the philosophical faculty and as president of the department. He was a fellow at the Harvard University working with Lawrence Kohlberg. He has worked in the beginning of his carrier extensively in the field of moral and religious development from where he received the Honorary Doctor of the University of Mainz and of the University of Helsinki. He received the Kuhmerker award of AME, the Liechtenstein Award, the Hans Aebli Award and the EARLI Lifetime-Award (European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction). He is the co-founder of the Leading house conception, new University Institutes that bring the VET and professional learning field to research. He was honored to spent a full year at the Center for Advance studies in Berlin. Today he is leader or co-leader of a couple of research projects like e.g. “The Impact of Negative Knowledge to Develop Rescue from Entrepreneurial Failure Competencies: An Intervention Study at the Upper-secondary Level”. Oser is a fellow of the American Educational research Association and a member of the National Academy of Education (USA). He is coeditor of the series “Moral Development and Citizenship Education” of Sense publishers with more than 12 volumes edited. He is on the advisory board of different scientific journals.

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Reinhard Pekrun


Reinhard Pekrun
University Professor and LMU Research Chair
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU)

Bio and Research Interest

Reinhard Pekrun holds the Chair for Personality and Educational Psychology at the University of Munich. His research areas include achievement emotion and motivation, personality development, and educational assessment. He pioneered research on emotions in education and originated the Control-Value Theory of Achievement Emotions. Pekrun is a highly cited researcher (see most cited authors, Web of Science, Essential Science Indicators) who has authored 21 books and more than 200 articles and chapters, including numerous publications in top journals such as Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Educational Psychology, Child Development, and Emotion. Pekrun is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, of the International Academy of Education, and of the Association for Psychological Science. He is a member of the editorial boards of leading journals such as Journal of Educational Psychology and Contemporary Educational Psychology. He also served as President of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Dean of the Faculty for Psychology and Education at the University of Regensburg, and Vice-President for Research at the University of Munich. In an advisory capacity, Pekrun is active in policy development and implementation in education. 

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Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont


Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont

Professor Emerita
Institute of Psychology and Education,
University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Bio and Research Interest

Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont studied psychology with Jean Piaget in the University of Geneva, vocational guidance in the University of Lausanne, and child development in the Institute of Education, University of London.

She conducts research in social and cultural psychology with a special interest for the study of thinking as a contextualized and developmental activity. She has been interested in the transition from youth to adulthood with special attention to vocational training. She is presently coordinating an interdisciplinary project on knowledge-oriented argumentation.

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Denis C. Phillips


Denis C. Phillips
Professor Emeritus of Education and, by courtesy, of Philosophy, Stanford University

Bio and Research Interest

D.C. Phillips moved from Australia to Stanford University in 1974, where he is now Professor Emeritus of Education and, by courtesy, of Philosophy; he also served as Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the Graduate School of Education, and during the 1980s he succeeded Lee Cronbach as director of the Stanford Evaluation Training Program. Denis is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Education, a fellow of the International Academy of Education, a past-president of the Philosophy of Education Society, and in 2001-2 he was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He served three terms as president of the Stanford chapter of the American Association of University Professors.

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Andrey Podolskiy


Andrey Podolskiy
Head of Department of Educational Psychology, Professor, Faculty of Psychology, Moscow State University, Russia.

Bio and Research Interest

Place and date of birth: 20.07.1947, Moscow, Russia

Marital status: Married, 2 children.

Education

1970: M.A. (Developmental and Educational Psychology), Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.

1973: PhD. (Cognitive Development/Learning), Moscow State University, Russia 1987: Dr.Sc. (Functional Cognitive Development/Mental Activity Formation), Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.

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Fernando M. Reimers


Fernando M. Reimers
Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University.

Bio and Research Interest

Fernando M. Reimers studies and teaches about innovative education policies and programs that help students develop competencies necessary for civic participation, work and life in the twenty first century. He works also in the area of global citizenship education and in how to align education policies with the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Lauren Resnick


Lauren Resnick
Distinguished University Professor and Co-Director, Institute for Learning,
University of Pittsburgh

Bio and Research Interest

Professor Lauren Resnick has served on the faculty of the University of Pittsburg since 1966, rising through the ranks from Assistant Professor to Distinguished University Professor. Along the way she has published extensively and garnered an impressive set of awards and honors. She served as President of the American Educational Research Association in 1986-87. The received the E. L. Thorndike Award from the American Psychological Association in 1998 and the Walker Foundation Distinguished Lecture Award in 2009. In 2013 she was elected to membership in the National Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her research interests include learning and development, scientific understanding in children, and socially shared cognition.

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Roger Säljö


Roger Säljö
Professor, University of Gothenberg

Bio and Research Interest

Roger Säljö is a professor at the University of Gothenberg (Sweden).  Since 2006 he has served as the Director of the Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society (LinCS), a national center of excellence funded by the Swedish Research Council. In recent years, he has worked extensively with issues that concern how the so-called new technologies transform human learning practices inside and outside formal schooling. In this field, he has been responsible for the national research program, LearnIT, funded by the Knowledge Foundation.  He is is one of the founding editors of the journal Learning, Culture and Social Interaction. 

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Sylvia Schmelkes


Sylvia Schmelkes

Bio and Research Interest

Sylvia Schmelkes is a Mexican sociologist and education researcher who currently is serving as the director of the Mexican National Institute of Educational Evaluation (INEE).  She studied sociology at the Ibero-American University in Mexico City and obtained a Master's degree in Education Research by the same institution.  She is best known for her work in intercultural education and her book Toward Better Quality of our Schools. She has written more than 100 academic texts and essays. She is a former General Coordinator of Intercultural and Bilingual Education at the Secretariat of Public Education in Mexico.  In 2008 she received the Comenius Medal from UNESCO for her career as a researcher. Other awards include Ibero-American University’s Tlamatini award in 2003 and the Maria Lavalle Urbina award in 1998.  Her research interests include intercultural bilingual education, values, education and adult learning.  

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