Expressions of interest: 'Learning and the Brain' workshop

Date: Tuesday 15 March 2016
Length: 9.30am to 3.30pm
Cost: $188.00 per person (incl. GST)
Presenters: Dr Kate Reid and Dr Sarah Buckley

Expressions of interest are now being sought for a workshop on learning and the brain to be run at our Melbourne office on Tuesday 15 March 2016. This initiative relates to research being carried out at the Centre for the Science of Learning at ACER, led by Dr Kate Reid and Dr Sarah Buckley.

There are many theories about student learning in the education community. However, it is difficult for teachers to recognise the difference between those supported by research within the learning sciences and those which are not.

This workshop will provide the opportunity for teachers to:

  • develop an understanding of how child and adolescent brains work;
  • review classroom practices and how they link to an understanding of the brain;
  • examine new technology to understand how it may contribute to approaches to learning;
  • discuss challenges including neuromyths and unsubstantiated claims about student learning

Participants attending the workshop will increase their knowledge about current developments in the learning sciences, and improve their understanding of how this is relevant for education and classroom practices.