For the past five years BrainCanDo has worked with researchers in educational neuroscience to develop practical teaching and learning strategies that have a strong neuroscientific evidence base. BrainCanDo have entered an exciting time and are bridging the gap between neuroscience research and effective learning practices to improve cognitive performance and attainment, foster a love of learning and enable a healthy, productive approach to personal development.
The BrainCanDo 2018 conference: ‘Pathways from neuroscience to the classroom’ comes to Caversham on Thursday 15 March 2018 at Queen Anne’s School. The talks planned for the day are truly fascinating and include ‘Addressing current neuromyths in education’ and ‘How emotional contagion impacts teenage peer groups in the classroom’, a session that is sure to spark an interest for many teachers and parents to find out more. This is a one-day CPD-accredited conference where you will hear from leading figures in the field as they share their expertise on the value of neuroscience to education and attendees will be given the opportunity to their develop teaching and learning toolkit.
- Session 1: How is neuroscience relevant to the classroom? Professor Michael Thomas – Director of the Centre for Educational Neuroscience, London.
- Plenary 1: Addressing current neuromyths in education. Panel discussion
- Session 2: How emotional contagion impacts teenage peer groups in the classroom. Dr Dean Burnett – Neuroscientist and lecturer, Cardiff University
- Plenary 2: Emotional contagion. Panel discussion
- Session 3: Working memory and classroom learning. Dr Joni Holmes – MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge University
- Plenary 3: BrainCanDo led session. Research updates from university collaborators – Dr Daniel Mullensiefen (The University of London, Goldsmiths College), Dr Kou Murrayama (Motivation Science Lab, Reading University), and Dr Daniel Lamport (Reading University)
To find out more or purchase tickets, please visit www.braincando.com