Visiting Scholar Profiles

Current Visiting Scholar Profiles

Assist. Professor, TED University

Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching

Dr. Sibel Akin-Sabuncu's research project focuses on the qualities of an effective mentor and effective mentorship, as well as the selection, preparation, and certification of effective mentors for high quality teacher preparation. This research has scientific merit in that it will help to identify the mechanisms by which a stronger faculty-school partnership can be established. Identifying and explaining these mechanisms can, in turn, inform research, teacher education, and practice.

Nationality: Turkey

Research Interests: Effective mentor; selection, preparation, and evaluation of effective mentors; faculty-school partnership; pre-service teacher education; case study


German Sports University Cologne

Ilia State University

Dr. Yuliia Kravchenko, National Centre “Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine”

Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of Arts and Humanities

The aim of Dr. Kravchenko's research is to enrich theoretical knowledge of the methodology "Philosophy for Children" devised by Matthew Lipman and to write a manual for Ukrainian teachers. Dr. Kravchenko will focus on studying the concepts of "community of inquiry" and "caring thinking," which are innovative for Ukrainian pedagogy. 

Nationality: Ukraine

Research Interests: Philosophy for children, non formal education, childhood, community of inquiry

Dr. Ariela Oliveira Holanda, Instituto Federal do Paraná - Campus Londrina

Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of Health and Behavior Studies

The main goal of Dr. Holanda's research is to understand how the CABAS® model works and to identify how its relevant features can be adapted and implemented in the Brazilian educational system in collaboration with the studies and research developed by the teams coordinated by the host faculty.

Nationality: Brazil

Research Interests: CABAS® Model; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Verbal Behavior; Behavioral Economics

Professor at the University of Oslo

Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of Arts and Humanities

Professor Strand's research is a systematic and critical investigation of the French philosopher Alain Badiou’s theory of education. The study will result in a monography, but also be shared and discussed with colleagues and students at Teachers College, the Program in Philosophy and Education, during Dr. Strand's research stay during the Fall 2022 term.

Nationality: Norway

Research Interests: Political Philosophy of Education - Educational Philosophy and Theory - Semiotics - Cosmopolitanism - Education, Democratization and Social change

Past Visiting Scholar Profiles

Professor, Keio University

Professor Fujimoto currently teaches at Keio University in Japan. As an action researcher, Professor Fujimoto is involved in lesson study meetings at junior high schools and elementary schools across Japan.

Professor, Korea National University of Education

Professor Kang is currently pursuing reasearch in science/physics teacher education and teacher professional development

Professor, Department of Education, Sukkur IBA University

Professor Irfan Ahmed Rind currently holds academic appointment at Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan

Ramon y Cajal Senior Researcher at the Department of Theory and History of Education, University of Barcelona.

Dr. Ruiz-Eugenio is the Ramon y Cajal senior researcher in the Department of Theory and History of Education at the University of Barcelona. 

Dr. Ruiz-Eugenio is also a part of CREA, Community of Research on Excellence for All. As member of CREA, Dr. Ruiz-Eugenio works on the analysis of the social impact of successful educational actions implemented in Schools as Learning Communities; among them the dialogic literary gatherings, the family involvement and the dialogic model of conflict prevention and resolution, within the framework of preventive socialization of violence.

Professor Japanese painting

Professor Shimizu currently teaches Japanese painting at the Department of Japanese Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Aichi University of the Arts 

Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Unwin is currently an Associate Professor at the University College London, Institute of Education, United Kingdom. 

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