Educating with Neuroscience Conference 2017
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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