Professor (Dr) Arun Patil
Deakin University, Australia
Professor (Dr) Arun Patil is Vice-Chancellor/President of Amity University Rajasthan, India. He also holds an Adjunct A/Professor position at Deakin University, Australia; Visiting Professor at Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia and Academic Advisor to Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, Vietnam. Prior to this, Professor Patil was Director of Postgraduate Coursework Studies and Director of Deakin Engineering Education Research (DEER) in the School of Engineering, Deakin University, Australia. His other previous positions include Deputy Dean at Central Queensland University, Australia and Project Officer at Monash University, Australia. Professor Patil has over 30 years of teaching, research, and managerial experience in higher and further education. He holds a PhD, the Master of Engineering Science, both from Monash University, Australia.
Professor Patil has received many awards including; the Australian Government's Endevour Executive Award; Deakin University's Award for Overall Contribution to the School of Engineering; Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman Award by the NRI Welfare Society of India; the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Best Practices in Learning and Teaching of Central Queensland University, Australia and Silver Badge of Honour from Monash University, Australia for his significant contribution to global engineering education. Professor Patil has organized over 25 international conferences around the globe and he is the founding General Chair for the popular International Engineering and Technology Education Conference (IETEC) Series held since 2011. He is also founding Editor-In-Chief for International Journal of Quality Assurance in Engineering and Technology Education. One of his Springer edited book; Engineering Education Quality Assurance: A Global Perspective, is highly popular, which is also available in Kindle. Professor Patil is internationally recognised for his expertise in curriculum development, University Audits, Accreditation and Reviews. He has been invited by Governments and universities to facilitate several audits, workshops and seminars in Russia, Vietnam, China, India, Mauritius, Fiji, Middle East, Europe, the USA and Canada.
Professor (Dr) Mats Daniels
Uppsala University, Sweden
Professor (Dr) Mats Daniels is Professor in computer science education research and director of studies at Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden. Mats is a founder and the current leader of Uppsala Computing Education Research Group (UpCERG). He is also director of the national centre for pedagogical development in technology education in a societal and student oriented context (CeTUSS). Mats received the ACM SIGCSE Award for Lifetime Service to the Computer Science Education Community 2017 and is since 2018 a Distinguished Member of ACM.
He has published well over 100 journal and conference papers. His ambition when it comes to educational research is to find new formats and especially such where the students will experience a holistic learning environment, e.g. in Open Ended Group Projects. Mats will discuss the important of avoiding not seeing the forest for all the trees, or in educational settings to not lose sight of the purpose of a degree program for all the individual course units. This is especially true for the more abstract aspects of becoming a professional, such as the phronesis virtue described by Aristotle where holistic reflection and value judgement are essential ingredients. I will look into how the concept of professional competencies can be modelled and used to support inclusion of the development of a more holistic professional identity in degree programs. The model I will present is built on viewing a competence as an integrated whole consisting of knowledge, skill and disposition components.