"Connecting the Mind, Brain and Education" conference scheduled at Harvard University next week June 25-29.
Mind, Brain and Education Conference Slated June 25-29 at Harvard
Exciting New Concepts in Learning to be Explained by Researchers
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Every so often an educational concept so new and with such startling potential comes along that we must inform readers. Following is information about just such a concept.)
Educators in the mid-Michigan area still have time to register for the "Connecting the Mind, Brain and Education" conference at Harvard University next week June 25-29.
What You Will Learn:
Discover how the links between cognitive science and neuroscience can help shape educational practice, and learn to apply current research in your own teaching, research, and curriculum development.
MBE faculty co-chairs Kurt Fischer and Todd Rose explain on a video posted on the conference website (www.gse.harvard.edu) how cognitive science can help to promote learning in the classroom and why it is so important.
Research in neuroscience, genetics and cognitive science has intensified in recent years. The availability of so much new and promising information provides an unprecedented opportunity to gain new insight into human behavior and its relationship to educational practice.
Connecting the Mind, Brain and Education provides an opportunity to understand current research findings, consider their implications as an educator and assess their usefulness in ongoing teaching and research activities.
The institute brings together educators and researchers to explore the latest research and emerging connections in the fields of cognitive science, neuroscience and educational practice.
Through a combination of face-to-face learning and online resource materials, you will better understand the powerful links among these disciplines and how contemporary research can inform your own teaching and research.
The institute places a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary dialog and focuses on bridging the gap between research and practice. The program is designed for both the PreK-12 and higher education sectors.
The conference offers instruction in the following:
Explore emerging interdisciplinary knowledge about learning
Review and assess models of human development;
Evaluate the relevance of brain and cognitive science for education research, policy and practice;
Develop skills to incorporate emerging knowledge about the mind, brain and education into tangible educational policies and practices;
Who should attend?
Educational administrators (at both the PreK-12 and higher education levels) responsible for instructional leadership, curriculum development, teacher education and professional development, or programs for diverse learners.
University faculty who are associated with teacher education programs, teach cognitive and developmental psychology or are interested in the latest research;
MBE faculty co-chairs Kurt Fischer and Todd Rose explain on a video on the website how cognitive science can help to promote learning in the classroom and why it is so important.
Kurt Fischer is the Charles Bigelow Professor of Education and Human Development and the Director of the Mind, Brain and Education Program at HGSE. His research analyzes cognition, emotion and learning and their relation to biological development and educational assessment. Leading an international movement to connect biology and cognitive science to education, he is founding president of the International Mind, Brain and Education Society and founding editor of the new journal Mind, Brain and Education.
Todd Rose is a research scientist with CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology) and adjunct lecturer at HGSE. His work focuses on the way perception, attention, and working memory interact to shape learning, and on the study of learning disabilities from a dynamic systems framework. He lectures internationally on learning disabilities, working memory in the classroom and the role of neuroscience in education.
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