Plenary Speakers |

Constantin CUCOS, Professor PhD
University professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences and director of the Department for Teacher Training at the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi | ROMANIA

He is a university professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences and director of the Department for Teacher Training at the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi. Areas of competence: training of trainers, philosophy of education, pedagogy of culture, religious education, intercultural pedagogy.

He is the author of over 200 studies in collective volumes or specialized journals, university courses and coordinator of several collective volumes. Of the more than 16 books written, we mention: Pedagogy and axiology [Pedagogie şi axiologie] (1995), Pedagogy [Pedagogie] (1996 and following); Time and temporality in education. Elements for a management of school time [Timp şi temporalitate în educaţie. Elemente pentru un management al timpului şcolar] (2002), Theory and methodology of evaluation [Teoria şi metodologia evaluării] (2008), Education. Love, edification, perfection [Educaţia. Iubire, edificare, desăvârşire] (2008), Education. Experiences, reflections, solutions [Educația. Experiențe, reflecții, soluții] (2013), Education. Re-foundations, dynamics, prefigurations [Educația. Reîntemeieri, dinamici, prefigurări] (2017), History of pedagogy. Fundamental pedagogical ideas and doctrines [storia pedagogiei. Idei şi doctrine pedagogice fundamentale] (2017), Religious education. Content and forms of realization [Educaţia religioasă. Conţinut şi forme de realizare] (1996) all published by Polirom Publishing House, Iași.

Research topics: Education for values, Aesthetic education, Religious education, Pedagogical epistemology, New technologies and education, Museum pedagogy, Structures and contexts of teacher training, etc.

He is a member of the editorial boards of several specialized scientific journals, international professional associations, national commissions and educational bodies, including: International Association for Intercultural Education (1998), International Association for Intercultural Research (ARIC) (2001), the Romanian Association for Educational Research (ARCE) since 2018 and Expert evaluator of the National Council for Scientific Research in Higher Education (CNCSIS), since 2000.

Constantin NECULA, Pr. Associate Professor PhD habil.
Associate professor at the Faculty of Theology “Sfântul Andrei Șaguna” of the “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu | ROMANIA

He is an associate professor at the Faculty of Theology “Sfântul Andrei Șaguna” of the “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu and mission, pastoral and image counselor of the Archdiocese of Sibiu, Metropolitan Church of Transylvania.

Research directions in the field of Theology: catechesis, homiletics and Christian pedagogy.

He has given almost 400 lectures in the country and abroad, being the author of over 60 specialized books in the field of Theology and over 350 studies, articles, prefaces, published reviews. He participated in numerous radio / TV debates, as a journalist, trainer and spokesman of the Metropolitan Church of Transylvania.

Among the published works we mention: The Joy of Loneliness [Bucuria însingurării] (2017), The Healings of Christ and Our Healing [Vindecările lui Hristos și vindecarea noastră] (2017), The Pastoral Care of the Church in Times of Crisis [Pastorația Bisericii în vreme de criză] (2012), Preaching and Social Education [Propovăduire și educație socială] (2010).

He has a rich educational, scientific and missionary record, by supporting various activities on the following levels such as: research and development, teaching and continuing education, support and affiliation, prominent member in centers, groups and academic, specialized and administrative commissions, ecumenical and theological dialogue commissions, editorial teams, editorial boards and national and international professional organizations in the educational, cultural and social fields. He received over 80 diplomas of excellence / honour, awards and distinctions for his entire activity in the service of the Romanian Church, society and education.

Liliana BUDEVICI – PUIU, Ph.D.
Professor PhD in pedagogy, docent, Prorector of State University of Physical Education and Sport of Chisinau | MOLDOVA

Activating the State University of Physical Education and Sport of Chisinau office of vice rector for scientific work, holding a PhD in pedagogy, docent.
She had published over 50 scientific articles, textbooks, lecture notes and monographs in sport management and legislation.
The scientific – teaching activity is centered mainly on the physical culture and sports, professional management and legislation. She teaches courses in Cycle I, II and III and qualifying as PhD supervisor. She successfully participated in research projects of national and international, and reviewed various scientific articles.

Adina Elena GLAVA, PhD
Adina Elena Glava, Associate Professor, PhD at the Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education of Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca | ROMANIA

Adina Elena Glava is an associate professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education in Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca, Romania. She is the author of over 45 studies in individual and collective volumes and she coordinated several scientific volumes in the field of early education. As a specialist in education with a particular interest in the field of supporting the effective learning at different school ages, she focused her studies on the use of innovative teaching strategies for improving the quality of learning. In this respect, her main areas of interest are: early childhood education, integrated teaching and learning, improvement of university students’ engagement and study quality and didactics of higher education. She activated in several national and international research and development projects and co-edited the scientific journal Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai Seria Psychologia-Paedagogia for several years.

Otilia CLIPA, PhD
Associate Professor PhD, “Stefan cel Mare” University from Suceava | ROMANIA

OTILIA CLIPA is Director of Science of Education Department and Associate Professor PhD in Science of Education Department, “Stefan cel Mare” University from Suceava. Otilia CLIPA has a BA in Pedagogy and Psychology and MD in Integrated Pedagogy.  She attended Faculty of Science of Education and Faculty of Psychology from “Al. I. Cuza” Iasi in 1991- 1997 and 1996-2000 periods. PhD thesis approached a theme about Evaluation in Higher Education. She published or coordinated over 12 books and many articles in international journal (over 60 articles). Also, she is involved in many research projects (national or European) in science of education field. Areas of interest: early childhood education, preschool and primary education, assessment in education, teacher education and didactics for university teachers.


Associate Professor PhD, University of the Aegean | GREECE

She holds a PhD in Educational Technology, a Master in Education, a Diploma in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor in Mathematics from the University of Patras, Greece. She is associate professor of Educational Technology in the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean, Greece. She is also a collaborative professor in the Hellenic Open University. During the last decade, she had also served as adjunct Professor in the Dept. of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece and in the department of Mathematics of this University.

Her research focuses on technology supported learning-design, towards critical and creative thinking within various educational settings including: paper and pencil, online, blended, collaborative and technology-based learning as well as Gender and Computing and STEM education, Computer Science Education, digital game-based learning, educational digital storytelling, use of social and constructivist learning theories in the design of educational micro-worlds.  She also serves in the editorial board of various international and national Journals and Conferences. Finally, she has published over 217 scientific papers and 13 books. Her research works have received at least 900 citations in international (744 citations according to Publish and Perish, h-index=14, g-index=22, last access: 19/09/2017) and national (more than 150 citations) scientific books, journals and conference proceedings. She has also collaborated with more than 70 other researchers.