Guest speakers

PhD in Philosophy and Educational Sciences from the University of Santiago de Compostela. University Professor in the Department of Didactics, School Organisation and Research Methods at the University of Vigo. Her lines of research focus on the design and evaluation of innovative educational programmes in school and community contexts.
Her collaborations in international conferences and symposiums are important, as well as her numerous publications in educational and health journals indexed in prestigious databases and with high impact index among them: Interface, Educaçao & Sociedade, Ciencia & Saude Coletiva in the Portuguese-speaking world or Perceptual and Motor Skills, The International Journal of Learning, Higher Education in Europe, Psichological Reports, International Review of Education in the English-speaking world or the Revista de Educación or Revista Española de Salud Pública in the Spanish world, to mention some of the most representative ones.

Associate Professor of Experimental Pedagogy at the Department of Education, Languages, Interculture, Literatures and Psychology of the University of Florence (Italy) where he teaches Experimental Pedagogy, Theories of Instructional Design and Assessment Methods, Evaluation and Self-Evaluation of Educational Institutions. Her research focuses on quantitative and qualitative methods of educational research, dropout and dropout prevention, school curriculum and personalisation of learning, assessment, certification of achievement and social inclusion, school self-evaluation and quality assurance. He has participated in several local, national and international research projects funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, Unesco and the European Union. He is the author of several books and numerous articles in the field of teaching and learning by competences, head teacher and teacher training, formative assessment and social development, organisational learning and evaluation. He is a member of the Italian Society of Pedagogy (SIPED), the Italian Society for Educational Research (SIRD) and the Scientific Council of the CRESPI Research Centre.

Associate Professor of Elementary/Special Education at Providence College. She completed her professional training at Northwestern University, in the Learning Disabilities Program, with a PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her research has focused on language and learning, particularly for emergent bilinguals and those with reading/spelling disabilities and the implementation of Response to Intervention policies. She has led the State of Rhode Island’s learning disabilities task forces for the past fifteen years, as well as professional development in Response to Intervention/Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. In addition, she has been researching teacher preparation for culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms, with a focus on the impact of international teaching experiences.