The Brain in the Classroom: Foundations of Thinking and Learning
How does the brain work to make sense of reality, what are the basic steps of learning, and what is the deal with transfer? During this interactive and engaging session, we will explore the foundational workings of the human brain and apply these principles to student learning and skill transfer. In addition, we will take a special look at the issue of gender within schools and suss out if there truly is any underlying differences relevant to Boys education.
Jared Cooney Horvath (PhD, MEd) is an expert in the field of Educational Neuroscience with a focus on learning, memory, and attention. He has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Melbourne, and over 150 schools internationally. Jared has published 5 books, over 30 research articles, and his work has been featured in numerous popular publications, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Economist, and ABC’s Catalyst. He currently serves as Director of The Science of Learning Group: a team dedicated to bringing the latest brain and behavioural research to teachers, students, and parents.