Apr 18, 2016
from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
|Where||Lucia Windsor Room, Newnham College, Cambridge|
|Contact Name||Dr Dervila Glynn|
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This is the first in a series of ESRC-funded seminars focusing on ‘The Educated Brain’ through the life span. This series is unique in that it is supported and coordinated by three University of Cambridge Strategic Research Initiatives (SRIs): Cambridge Neuroscience, Cambridge Public Policy and Cambridge Language Sciences.
Keynote lecture: Professor Michael Thomas, Birkbeck, University of London
Dr Jenny Gibson, Faculty of Education, Cambridge
Professor Claire Hughes, Psychology, University of Cambridge
Dr Vicky Leong, Psychology, University of Cambridge
Dr Sam Was, University of East London
Public lecture (5-6pm): Professor Kathy Hirsch-Pasek, Temple University
This seminar will explore how foundations of cognition and learning are supported by the combination of brain development and environmental input.
We will explore key questions such as:
- How effective are early education programs like Sure Start in promoting positive outcomes for children from disadvantaged backgrounds?
- Are play-based approaches to early education more likely to promote positive outcomes than other approaches?
- Can early detection of developmental difficulties lead to more effective early intervention in some or all areas?
9.00-9.30: Registration and coffee
9.30-10.30: Professor Michael Thomas
10.30-11.00 Dr Jenny Gibson
11.30-12.00 Professor Claire Hughes
12.00-12.30 Dr Vicky Leong
12.30-13.00 Dr Sam Wass
14.00-17.00 Afternoon workshop (by invitation/application only)
17.00-18.00 Public lecture, Professor Kathy Hirsch-Pasek (open registration)
The Educated Brain’ seminar series will include a series of 8 seminars/workshops designed to share recent findings from neuroscience that are important for education as well as engage policy-makers with the emerging field of educational neuroscience in ways that are effective and meaningful. We will be working alongside younger investigators who will be writing policy documents to accompany the series.
Registration is FREE but essential as places are limited.
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Please note that registration is open for the morning session and the public lecture but attendance to the afternoon policy workshop is on an invitation/application basis. Please tick the box if you wish to be considered for this part of the seminar.
This seminar is supported by the ESRC, Cambridge Neuroscience, Cambridge Language Sciences and Cambridge Public Policy.