Irma Eloff is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Pretoria and an adjunct professor at the University of Innsbruck. She is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa and former Dean of Education. She chairs the Global Network of Deans of Education.



Ann-Kathrin Dittrich is a Senior Scientist at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research at the University of Innsbruck (Austria). Her research interests include the (international) professionalisation of teacher educators, teachers and pre-service teachers with a focus on SDGs, professional knowledge, well-being and meta-cognitive development. Since 7/2022 she has been Director of Studies at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research.



Kgadi Mathabathe is Deputy Director of the University of Pretoria’s Education Innovation Department, where she is responsible for institutional academic development of both students and staff. She has published widely in science and chemistry education journals.



Evi Agostini is Associate Professor at the Centre for Teacher Education and the Faculty of Philosophy and Education at the University of Vienna and coordinator of the International Network for Phenomenological Vignette and Anecdote Research. Her research interests include (phenomenological) learning and teaching theories, sustainable teacher education and school development, aesthetic education, ethics and epistemology.




Sunet Grobler is a Researcher and PhD student at the Institute for Teacher Education and School Research at the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck in Austria.  She completed her Master´s degree in Education at the North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa focusing on indigenous knowledge and cooperative learning in Life Sciences. She expanded her research priorities and interests to Teacher Education, Quality Education as a Sustainable Development Goal and Agenda2030.



 Joseph-Sebastian Steinlechner is a doctoral scholar in the Department of Education at the University of Vienna in Austria. After finishing his Magister Degree in Social Psychology at the University of Vienna, Joseph worked in the esports industry and researched expertise development, before shifting his interest to education and social equality. Currently working as a teacher-researcher at a prevocational school in Vienna, Joseph-Sebastian’s research interests focus on the Sustainable Development Goals, class-room techniques and educational equality. Outside of academia, Joseph-Sebastian is very passionate about disability sports where he leads the Austrian blind football program.



Rosa Modiba is a doctoral scholar in the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria. She is currently working as a Lecturer  at North West University – Mafikeng Campus . She completed her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts Honours degrees at University of Limpopo, Turfloop Campus in 2006 and 2007 respectively. In 2017, She completed Master of Education degree with Learning Support specialization at the University of Pretoria. Her research interests are in the field (s) of learner support, career guidance and counselling, SDG4(Quality education),educational transitions and Life orientation.

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