Ed­u­cat­ing with Neu­ro­science Con­fer­ence 2017

The Australian Education Reporter - - CAREER ORBIT: LEVEL 3 TEACHERS -

LEARN­FAST Group is the leader in ap­plied ed­u­ca­tional neu­ro­science in Aus­tralia, New Zealand and Ocea­nia.

The in­au­gu­ral Ed­u­cat­ing with Neu­ro­science (ENS) con­fer­ence was held in Mel­bourne in 2016 and was so suc­cess­ful that it has ex­panded to three cities in 2017.

Prin­ci­pals, school lead­ers and teach­ers will learn about the lat­est ed­u­ca­tional neu­ro­science re­search at ENS 2017 and how it is be­ing ap­plied to ped­a­gogy and in schools around the world.

Ed­u­ca­tional neu­ro­science also of­fers new ways of look­ing at the learn­ing prob­lems teach­ers grap­ple with ev­ery day.

When ed­u­ca­tors un­der­stand how the anatomy of the brain works and link this to how stu­dents learn, they are bet­ter equipped to ef­fec­tively de­liver cur­ricu­lum in their class­rooms.

The con­fer­ence brings to­gether world lead­ing neu­ro­sci­en­tists and ed­u­ca­tion ex­perts, with key speak­ers in­clud­ing Dr Steve Miller, Ch­eryl Chia, Devon Barnes and Dr Tanya Vaughan.

Dr Miller is a neu­ro­sci­en­tist and ed­u­ca­tional tech­nol­ogy in­no­va­tor who has ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence teach­ing at univer­sity, and re­search­ing neu­ro­science and cog­ni­tive neu­ropsy­chol­ogy; in­clud­ing large multi-site re­search ini­tia­tives on the neu­ral ba­sis of brain plas­tic­ity and learn­ing.

Dr Miller has co-au­thored more than 100 pub­li­ca­tions in­clud­ing nu­mer­ous re­search stud­ies, com­mer­cial soft­ware pro­grams and U.S. Patents.

Ch­eryl Chia is an ac­com­plished pae­di­atric phys­io­ther­a­pist and the founder of Brain­fit, an en­tity that spe­cialises in sci­en­tific brain de­vel­op­ment train­ing for chil­dren.

Ms Chia holds a Master’s de­gree in Phys­io­ther­apy Stud­ies (Pae­di­atrics) from the Univer­sity of Queens­land and, af­ter be­ing awarded a full schol­ar­ship from KK Women’s and Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal, was con­ferred mem­ber­ship in the Golden Key Na­tional Hon­our So­ci­ety in recog­ni­tion of her out­stand­ing scholas­tic achieve­ment and ex­cel­lence.

Key speak­ers also in­clude Devon Barnes, who has al­most 50 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing as a Speech and Lan­guage Pathol­o­gist with chil­dren and adults with speech, lan­guage, lit­er­acy and learn­ing prob­lems in­clud­ing dys­lexia, au­di­tory pro­cess­ing dis­or­der and autism spec­trum dis­or­ders.

Ms Barnes is fre­quently in­vited to speak at Aus­tralian and in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ences and of­ten presents to schools on the neu­ro­science of learn­ing, learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties, and young minds un­der stress.

Dr Tanya Vaughan is one of the devel­op­ers of the Teach­ing & Learn­ing Tool­kit, As­so­ciate Di­rec­tor of Ev­i­dence for Learn­ing at So­cial Ven­tures Aus­tralia, and Hon­orary Fel­low in the Mel­bourne Grad­u­ate School of Ed­u­ca­tion of the Univer­sity of Mel­bourne.

The Teach­ing & Learn­ing Tool­kit is a free on­line sum­mary of ed­u­ca­tional re­search, de­signed to in­form prac­tice by iden­ti­fy­ing the most ef­fec­tive ap­proaches to im­prov­ing stu­dent at­tain­ment.

The Tool­kit ref­er­ences up to date in­ter­na­tional and do­mes­tic re­search and ap­plies it in an Aus­tralian con­text, with a global ev­i­dence base on 34 dif­fer­ent ap­proaches to lift learn­ing out­comes in schools.

The con­fer­ence prom­ises to be a valu­able fo­rum for dis­cussing the lat­est ed­u­ca­tional neu­ro­science re­search and how that re­search has been trans­lated into prac­ti­cal tools for ed­u­ca­tors.

The Ed­u­cat­ing with Neu­ro­science Con­fer­ences will be held in Mel­bourne on the 10th of Au­gust, Syd­ney on the 11th of Au­gust, and Auck­land on Mon­day the

14th of Au­gust.

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