Keynote Speaker

Prof. Douglas Bourn

  • Director, Development Education Research Centre at Institute of Education, University of London

Global Skills for Global  Professions- the example of the teaching profession

Globalisation poses many challenges for any profession including teaching. There is a need for new skills to be developed related to the complex nature of the societies and economies we are all now living in. Professor Bourn has recently published a major new book on Understanding Global Skills for 21st Century Professions, published by Palgrave, and his keynote will make reference to this publication with specific reference to the skills needed to be a ‘global teacher’. It will suggest that teachers need not only to have inter-cultural skills but also to be able to adapt to the forces of globalisation on the nature and forms of learning and be equipped to prepare young people for living and working in a global economy.
Whilst there has been an expansion of literature on 21st Century skills for teachers, Professor Bourn will suggest that much of this material does not address the dynamics of globalisation and the power relations that go with the impact of global forces. 
The presentation will also make reference to the connections between these skills needs and the role of teachers as change agents in the world, to be active participants in working towards a more just and sustainable world.
Within the presentation, Professor Bourn will refer to examples from the Global Learning Programme UK and the work of the Asia Society in the United States. He will further suggest that there is an urgent need for global skills to be an integral component of both the initial and in-service training of teachers.


Prof. Chulaporn Sota

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chulaporn Sota

  • Education: B.Sc. (Nursing Science), MSc. (Health education), PhD.(Development science)
  • Work experience: Lecturer, researcher in health education, health promotion, behavioral science.
  • Office: Faculty of Public Health, Khon kaen University, Thailand.
Prof.Kim Hua Tan

Assoc. Prof. TAN, Kim Hua
(Ph.D) is lecturing in Corpus Linguistics at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the 3L Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies. Her research pursuit may vary according to societal demands and needs, but her inclination is firmly based in corpus-driven research and studies on language, power and ideology in society.

Assoc. Prof. Chittawan Chanagul

Assoc. Prof. Chittawan Chanagul
Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics, Bangkhen Campus
– Ph.D. (Economics), University of Vienna, Austria, 2010
– M.A. (Economics and Politics), University of Freiburg, Germany, 2005
– Bachelor of Economics, Thammasat University, Thailand, 2000
– Bachelor of Laws, Thammasat University, Thailand, 2014
– Barrister, Institute of Legal Education Thai Bar Association, Thailand, 2015

Scientific Committee


  • Marmara University, Turkey


  • Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania


  • Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Prof. Adem Kilicman

  • Universiti Putra Malaysia | UPM

Prof. Fairouz Kamareddine

  • Heriot Watt University, UK


  • Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

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