CO - FOUNDER OF IHMC
He leads the research team at IHMC that developed CmapTools, and has many years of experience on the use of technology in education from K-12 through university and in organizations. He has lectured and taught workshops on concept mapping in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has lead the research team at IHMC that has developed the CmapTools suite of programs for concept mapping. Dr. Cañas has published extensively on concept mapping, and is the founder of the International Conference on Concept Mapping.
DIRECTOR FOR QUALITY AND STANDARDS IN EDUCATION
Jacqueline focused all her researches (B.Ed (Hons) (Melit), M.Ed (Melit), PhD (Staffordshire), on how children learn and explored teaching and learning models which facilitate meaningful learning for learners of all ages while addressing learner variability. Over the years Jacqueline has given papers and presentations as well as published locally and internationally on the learning process focusing on Let Me Learn, Concept Mapping and Vee Heuristics collaborating with other passionate colleagues in the field. She has in recent years expanded and integrated her previous knowledge and research with in-depth understanding of Universal Design for Learning.
CREATOR OF CONCEPT MAPS
Welcome message via videoconference
Joseph D. Novak is a Emeritus Senior Research Scientist at IHMC. With his research team at Cornell University he developed concept mapping during the 1970s. His research focused on human learning, educational studies and knowledge creation and representation. He has developed a theory of education to guide research and instruction, first published in 1977 and updated in 1998 and 2010. Novak will be joining CMC2021 through video conference.
PROFESSOR OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Ian holds a BSc and MPhil in zoology from the University of London and a PhD in science education from the University of Surrey. His current research interests are focused on the development of the concept of 'pedagogic health' through the application of concept mapping, as part of an authentic pedagogy for Higher Education. Ian has published research in the fields of zoology, science education and academic development. Ian was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Biological Education (2015-2019). He is an advisory committee member for the series of International Concept Mapping Conferences (Spain 2004; Costa Rica 2006; Finland / Estonia 2008; Chile 2010; Malta 2012; Brazil 2014; Estonia 2016; Columbia, 2018).