Assoc. Prof. Tang Siew Fun
Taylor’s University, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tang Siew Fun is Dean of Learning and Teaching at Taylor’s University. She has a proven record in educational leadership with great contribution in driving innovative and pioneer teaching and learning initiatives. She prides herself leading the way for the university towards transforming the teaching and learning landscape in the country. Under her leadership, the Integrated Teaching and Lifelong Learning Centre at Taylor’s University (INTELLECT) has embarked on an ambitious journey to re-define student learning for better academic outcomes. This has made INTELLECT always being at the forefront of transformational teaching and learning journey and contributes significantly towards strengthening the Taylor’s brand values nationally and internationally.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tang has been with Taylor’s University since 2000 having taught previously at other public and private universities in Malaysia and worked with two multi-national companies. She is a teacher developer who has always be in touch with the teachers she develops and creates valuable experiences for them. Her major work focuses on designing teaching evaluation processes, coaching systems, and defining training plans, and developing students holistically. She is noted for her personal and professional efforts to develop lecturers, as she believes “students learn successfully if teachers teach successfully”. She also believes that all students deserve an education that will challenge, inspire and prepare them to become better citizens as well as for a better future. Her recent work includes development of a 360o university teaching engagement scale (TES) and development of a holistic development for students i.e. the Taylor’s Shine Award Programme that leads to the Second Transcript. She has published in internal peer-reviewed journals and has been the conference chair for the Taylor’s Teaching and Learning Conference, an international conference, since 2013.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tang’s work has evolved from being a passionate excellent teacher to an effective educational leader, shifting the paradigm for the teaching profession in ensuring student success. 

Keynote Speakers for ICTES 2017

 

Prof. Abdul Rashid Mohamed
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rashid Mohamed is the former Dean, School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia (2004-2015) and the former Chairman Malaysian Education Deans Council (2008-2015). He is currently the Deputy Chairman Education Cluster, Malaysian Professor Council (since 2010). He is a visiting professor at Hiroshima University and advisor to Ministry of Education, Republic of Maldives, IDEC (Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation) Hiroshima University and Malaysian Education Deans Council.
He obtained his Bachelor of Education from Universiti Putra Malaysia and his Masters and Ph.D. from University of East Anglia, England. He has been awarded numerous research grants and his current research interest include; Smart School Qualification Standards, Reading Evaluation and Decoding System, Grammar Assessment System and Project InSPIRE. 
He is the Chief Editor to Asia Pacific Journal of Educators and Education and Malaysian Education Deans Council Journal. He has written numerous articles in reputable journals and books on education. He has often been invited as keynote speaker on education nationally and internationally.  
Abdul Rashid has been running a education program called AGES (Advance Guidance Education System) for underprivileged children in Penang since 2004. He has also won numerous awards for his innovations such as at the MTE 2012 where his received the Best Award and GOLD Medals for READS and at ITEX for GrAMS. For his contribution the Penang State Government conferred upon him the highest state award the  Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri that carries the title Dato’.

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tang Siew Fun
Taylor’s University, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tang Siew Fun is Dean of Learning and Teaching at Taylor’s University. She has a proven record in educational leadership with great contribution in driving innovative and pioneer teaching and learning initiatives. She prides herself leading the way for the university towards transforming the teaching and learning landscape in the country. Under her leadership, the Integrated Teaching and Lifelong Learning Centre at Taylor’s University (INTELLECT) has embarked on an ambitious journey to re-define student learning for better academic outcomes. This has made INTELLECT always being at the forefront of transformational teaching and learning journey and contributes significantly towards strengthening the Taylor’s brand values nationally and internationally.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tang has been with Taylor’s University since 2000 having taught previously at other public and private universities in Malaysia and worked with two multi-national companies. She is a teacher developer who has always be in touch with the teachers she develops and creates valuable experiences for them. Her major work focuses on designing teaching evaluation processes, coaching systems, and defining training plans, and developing students holistically. She is noted for her personal and professional efforts to develop lecturers, as she believes “students learn successfully if teachers teach successfully”. She also believes that all students deserve an education that will challenge, inspire and prepare them to become better citizens as well as for a better future. Her recent work includes development of a 360o university teaching engagement scale (TES) and development of a holistic development for students i.e. the Taylor’s Shine Award Programme that leads to the Second Transcript. She has published in internal peer-reviewed journals and has been the conference chair for the Taylor’s Teaching and Learning Conference, an international conference, since 2013.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tang’s work has evolved from being a passionate excellent teacher to an effective educational leader, shifting the paradigm for the teaching profession in ensuring student success.