The Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC) presents a 2-day Professional Development program for school educators. The program will draw together current research across the fields of neuroscience, cognitive psychology and education, translating it into relevant, future-focused, practical information for educators.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
The workshop will begin with an interrogation of the learning environment and how it impacts learning, and will then explore latest research from the science of learning and how this can be incorporated into practice:
Setting the scene for our learners
- Environment, epigenetics and learning
- Links between emotion, environment and learning
Helping our learners set the scene
- Self-regulation and attention
- Learning strategies
This 2-day Professional Learning workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to engage with a range of Learning Principles derived from the field, and collaboratively consider the applications of these to educational practice.
The workshop will involve a series of reflective activities where participants will have the opportunity to consider and apply their new understanding.
All participants are invited to a networking session with researchers from the Science of Learning Research Centre at the end of the first day.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Prep-12 teachers, pre-service teachers, Curriculum Leaders, Pastoral Care Leaders, School Counsellors, School Executive and Principals.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Stephanie MacMahon, The University of Queensland
Stephanie is currently completing her PhD through the School of Education at The University of Queensland. Her research project is investigating social synchrony in the connected classroom environment. She has worked as an Arts Educator for over 20 years in NSW, WA and QLD. Stephanie's work as a Translation Officer with the Science of Learning Research Centre involves exploring the application of research to practice. She is also a sessional academic working in the undergraduate and post-graduate teacher education programs at UQ.
Andrew Jones, The University of Melbourne (on secondment from the Victorian Department of Education and Training)
Andrew is currently an SLRC teacher-in-residence, on secondment from Broadmeadows Valley Primary School. Prior to commencing this role he was Principal at the school as well as completing a PhD under the guidance of Professor John Hattie.