Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Kobus Maree
University of Pretoria’s


Keynote Title: “Integrating conscious knowledge with subconscious insight: The essence of self- and career construction counselling during the Covid-19”

Abstract: In Part One of this paper, the emphasis is on fundamental changes in the world of work (driven by Work 4.0 and the imminent Work 5.0) that are aggravating many of the challenges associated with the lack of contextualised career counselling. Many scholars have recently mphasized the importance of conducting research on and developing, implementing, and promoting contextualised career counselling theory, research, practice,
and policy in both individual and group contexts. The ultimate aim is to romote the vision of affording all people the opportunity to ‘make eaning’, rekindle a sense of hope, design purposeful and successful work lives. This shift is consistent with recent calls for the decolonisation of career sychology in Global, but, especially, Global South contexts. In Part Two of the paper, the focus shifts to a discussion of the research outcomes of
integrative self- and career construction counselling in individual in addition to group contexts in Global North as well as in Global South contexts. Integrating conscious knowledge with subconscious insight comprises a key element of this approach. The frame of reference of the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and its ripple effect on the
world of work globally is elaborated on and the consequent, increasing need for telehealth (including telepsychology and tele-career counseling) is underscored.

Bio: Prof.  Kobus  Maree  (DEd  (Career  Counselling);  PhD  (Learning  Facilitation  in  Mathematics);  DPhil (Psychology))  is  a  full  Professor  in  the  Department  of  Educational  Psychology  at  the  University  of Pretoria. His main research interests are career construction (counselling), life design (counselling), emotional‐social  intelligence  and  social  responsibility,  and  learning  facilitation  in  mathematics.  He links research results to appropriate career choices and to life designing.

Past editor of a number of scholarly journals, for instance, the South African Journal of Psychology, managing  editor  of  Gifted  Education  International,  regional  editor  for  Southern  Africa:  Early  Child Development  and  Care,  and  a  member  of  several  national  and  international  bodies,  including  the Society  for  Vocational  Psychology  (SVP)  (USA),  the  International  Association  of  Applied  Psychology (IAAP)  (USA),  the  Psychology  Association  of  South  Africa  (SA),  and  the  Association  of  Science  of South  Africa  (ASSAf).  In  2009,  he  was  awarded  the  Stals  Prize  of  the  South  African  Academy  of Science  and  Arts  for  exceptional  research  and  contributions  to  Psychology.  In  June  2014,  he  was awarded the Stals prize for exceptional research and contributions to Education, and he received the Psychological  Society  of  South  Africa’s  (PsySSA)  Award  for  Excellence  in  Science  during  the  20th South  African  Psychology  Congress  in  September  2014.  Prof.  Maree  was  awarded  Honorary Membership  of  the  Golden  Key  International  Honour  Society  for  exceptional  academic achievements, leadership skills and community involvement in October 2014. He was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal for Teaching and Learning from the University of Pretoria in 2010 and has been
nominated successfully as an  Exceptional Academic Achiever on  four consecutive occasions (2003‐ 2016). He has a B1 rating from the National Research Foundation (the highest rating in the history of the faculty).

Prof. Maree has authored or co‐authored 100 +  peer‐reviewed articles and 55 books/ book chapters on career counselling, research and related topics since 2009. In the same period, he supervised 30 doctoral theses and Master’s dissertations and read keynote papers at 20 +  international and at 20 + national conferences (e.g. Australia, Croatia, Egypt, France, Hungary, India, Italy, Mauritius, Poland, South  Africa,  Turkey,  and  the  USA;  e.g.  one  of  the  State‐of‐the‐Science  speakers  (Division  16: Counselling Psychology) at the International Congress of Applied Psychology, the flagship event on the  international  psychology  calendar,  held  in  Paris  in  July,  2014.  Topic:  Connecting  life‐themes  to construct  self‐portraits.  He  has  also  presented  numerous  invited  workshops  at  conferences  across the world on a) integrating qualitative and quantitative approaches in career counselling, and b) the art  and  science  of  writing  scholarly  articles.  Over  the  past  seven  years,  he  has  spent  a  lot  of  time abroad.  For  instance,  he  accepted  invitations  to  spend  time  as  a  visiting  professor  at  various universities  where  he  presented  workshops  on  e.g.  contemporary  developments  in  career
counselling, article writing, and research methodology. Prof. Maree was awarded a fellowship of the IAAP at the ICAP Conference in Paris in July, 2014.

Prof. Dr. Hüseyin UZUNBOYLU
Higher Education Planning, Supervision, Accreditation and Coordination Board, North Cyprus

Keynote Title: Will be announce…

Abstracts: Will be announce….

Bio: Page 7of 14Bio:Huseyin Uzunboylu graduated from Anadolu University, completing a degree in BSc Educational Communicating and Planning in 1991. He graduated from Ankara University; completed a degree in MA Curriculum and Instruction in 1995 and completed PhD in area of Educational Technology in 2002. He became Assistant Professor in 2013, Associate Professor in 2015 and Professor of Educational Technology in 2010 at Cyprus Near East University.He was elected to member of “Higher Education Planning, Supervision, Accreditation and Coordination Board” by the Republican of Parliament in November in 2019.