Assoc. Prof. Vitor Santos Teixeira

 University of Saint Joseph, China


Achieved a Degree in Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto, where I also completed a Master in Psychological Intervention with Children and Adolescents and completed my doctoral studies in Psychology. My major interest research is "Children’s Time Use" which is the topic of my doctoral dissertation completed in 2010. Since 1996 I have been doing psychological intervention with children and adolescents, as a clinical child psychologist, in the Cooperative O Fio de Ariana in Porto, Portugal. After five years of teaching Psychology and Communication Skills at the University of Porto, I am now teaching as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education of the University of St. Joseph, Macau. I am handling modules related to childhood and clinical psychology. My other main interest is the theme of disability and inclusion, and I am a co-founder of the “IN-Associação para a Inclusão ao Longo da Vida” (Association for Lifelong Inclusion).

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 Senior Lecturer Dr. Mariam Mohamad

 Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia


Dr Mariam Mohamad is a Senior Lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang Malaysia. Her research interest is in the field of mobile learning and mobile assistive technology. Dr Mariam was acknowledged as one of the pioneers from Malaysia in mobile learning research, in the book entitled Mobile Learning in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region published by Springer. Her work also referred by UNESCO in the publication entitled; Turning on Mobile Learning: Illustrative Initiatives and Policy Implications. Dr. Mariam has extensive experience in disseminating her work internationally. She actively involves presenting her work in international conferences with ISI Web of Science and SCOPUS indexed status. She has shown her capability in her area as invited speakers. She was invited by UNESCO to present her work in Mobile Learning Week 2014 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. She was also invited by 2nd International Conference on Education and Multimedia Technology (ICEMT 2018) to give her speech in Okinawa, Japan and 5th International Mobile Learning Festival (IMLF2018) in Singapore. In 2019, she was invited by 5th International Conference in Education (ICEDU2019) in Kuala Lumpur as a plenary speaker and forum panelist. She also attended 3rd International Conference on Education and Multimedia Technology (ICEMT 2019), in Nagoya, Japan as a plenary speaker. In 2020 she was invited as a keynote speaker for the 5th International Multidisciplinary Research Conference (IMRC 2020), in Philipines followed by another invitation as a keynote speaker in the 1st International Conference on Education Science and Technology for Sustainable Development, in Philippines. In 2021, she contribute as the Keynote Speaker in TEL 2021 (International Conference on Education 2021), Plenary Speaker in ICSE 2021 (4th International Conference on Special Education) and also as Invited Speaker for ICEEL 2021 (International Conference on Educationa and E-learning). As one of the renowned researchers in mobile learning in Malaysia, she was elected as an exco member for Mobile Learning Association Malaysia. For her success in the field, in 2021, she was awarded with international grants which include Sumitomo Foundation and Japan Foundation to support her research in mobile assistive technology. She also won various prestigious innovation competition since 2016. One of her studies which is “Using tactile letters as an assistive technology in teaching alphabet for Dyslexic children”, has received the gold medal in an innovation competition known as iCompEx 2016. Her most recent project is exploring the use of mobile health application for the visual impaired individual known as Sejahtera Lestari obtained gold medal and bronze model in two prestigious innovation competition, IUCEL2018 and IIDEA2018. Latest achievements include; (i)Bronze medal award from Teaching and Learning Competition (K-Novasi) 2019 entitled “Mobile e-book for mathematics undergraduate students”, (ii)Gold medal award from Virtual Innovation Competition 2020 entitled “Historical Courses Learning Model Embedded with Virtual Reality As Remote Learning Tool Of Game Based Mode”, (iii)Bronze medal award from International Invention, Innovation and Design Competition 2020 entitled “AULSTRA guide to writing on the go”, (iv)Silver medal award from International Innovation Arsvot Malaysia (IAM 2021) entitled “ Learning module for history subject via mobile based learning” and (v)Bronze medal award from International Innovation Arsvot Malaysia (IAM 2021) entitled “Education in need and demand victory app: An innovation framework utilizing virtual reality to improve visual learning ability and students performance gain in history lessons contents”. For the community, she also devoted her time as the President for Dyslexia Association, Penang State and the Advisor for Special Need Students Association, University Sains Malaysia. She is also a committee member for Research & Development Unit, Malaysian Association for The Blind.

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Assoc. Prof. Farzaneh Haratyan

Suzhou University, China


Dr. Farzaneh Haratyan received her first MA in TEFL and first PhD in English Literature from University Malaya UM, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in 2014. She studied her second MA and PhD in General Psychology at Science and Research Branch, IAU, Tehran, Iran. She has been teaching as an assistant professor at IAU for 15 years and in May 2022, she was appointed as a distinguished associate professor in the faculty of languages at Huaiyin University. Her interest lies in the way psychological theories can be applied to language studies like psycholinguistics, psychosemiotics, and psycholiterary criticism. She has published papers and books and created a translation workshop translating books on psychology with her MA students since 2020. She has been working as a counselor in clinic in the area of family therapy applying CT, REBT, and ER. She has presented papers in the conferences held in Finland, Australia, Japan, China, Romania, India, Singapore, Turkey, Malaysia, Japan, and Australia... She has been supervising and examining MA and PhD theses. Curreny she is a faculty member at Suzhou university. She is interested in calligraphy, yoga, cycling, creative poetry and motivational writings.

Topic: The Necessity of Er/Rebt Educational Implementation

Abstract: The whole globe has encountered unprecedentedly dismal despair since the outbreak of the Coronavirus which positioned people in a traumatic shock as they witnessed numerous deaths. The disaster was circulating worldwide swiftly and infecting people on a large scale. Lockdown as one of the harshest measures of social distancing brought ensuing economic and financial loss leading to poverty, which itself paved the way for negative feelings of fear, panic, anxiety, alienation, depression, and lower resilience. Counselors and researchers investigated therapies that could aid people to sustain or to improve their mental health. ER and REBT are among approaches generally concentrating on minds and thought processes. They explicate the techniques to people to help them manage and regulate their emotions successfully so appropriate behaviors and favorable interactions could be the outcome. In this lecture, I contend the necessity and significance of education for psychological awareness regarding the influence of thoughts on emotions and succeeding actions. Organizations and institutes are advised to implement instructional courses about the managing tactics for the people to learn how to respond more effectively to the stressors of traumatic circumstances linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. The knowledge of these regulatory strategies can mitigate the dire psychological effects of depression, distress, and functional impairment.

Keywords: Covid-19, ER, REBT, Educational implementation, Mental Health, and Depressio

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 Prof. Aoki Kyota

 Utsunomiya University, Japan


Kyota Aoki was born in Osaka, Japan on December 25, 1951. Kyota Aoki studied before teaching in Utsunomiya with Computer science. He had given PhD of engineering from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan at 1979. He works in computer science.He started from automaton, then moved to image processing. He had worked at Graduate school of Engineering, Utsunomiya University in Utsunomiya, Japan. He had retired from a full-time professor at the university. He works for the measurements about human motion and their analysis for the applications in education and health care as a guest professor of Utsunomiya University. Dr. Kyota is the member of IPSJ, JALD, and JSSMID.

Now, he has concentrated on the method to estimate the performance of our brain activity. The performance of a brain activity represents the development of young people, does the deterioration of elder people, and does the development of some diseases about brain. He started my research about the automaton. The research made his basis about the understanding about the relation between man and machine. Then, he moved to the area about image understanding. Now, his research is the method to measure the performance of our brain activity using video observations. Of cause, new cheap and easy to use devices help his researches much. The video synchronization task and the performance measurement method are big achievement.

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