The premier educational neuroscience conference in Australia & New Zealand, ENS2017, is expanding to Asia following well attended events in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland in August this year.
Principals, school administrators, teachers and other education leaders from Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand will be able to attend the Educating with Neuroscience 2017 Conference Asia (ENS2017 ASIA) in November.
ENS2017 ASIA will be held in Jakarta (November 13), Manila (November 15) and Bangkok (November 18).
Two of the international speakers at the Australian and New Zealand conferences will be presenting again at ENS2017 ASIA. They are Dr Steve Miller and Ms Cheryl Chia.
Dr Steve Miller – Neuroscientist & education technology innovator
Dr Steve Miller has taught undergraduate and graduate courses and has extensive experience in research programs in neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology including large multi-site research initiatives on the neural basis of brain plasticity and learning.
He has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications including numerous research studies, commercial software programs and U.S. Patents.
Dr Miller will present the keynote address, The Future of Accelerated Learning - How Biotechnology Can Double Learning Speed, plus another session during the conferences: Language and Reading Intervention for ELLs and Struggling Readers - Why Does it Help Some but Not All
Cheryl Chia – Founder of BrainFit Studio
With more than 20 years’ experience in cognitive training, Cheryl is an accomplished paediatric physiotherapist, who is also the founder of BrainFit, an entity that specialises in scientific brain development training for children. Cheryl holds a Master Degree in Physiotherapy Studies (Paediatrics) from the University of Queensland, Australia.
She was awarded a full scholarship from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore and was subsequently conferred membership in the Golden Key National Honour Society in recognition of her outstanding scholastic achievement and excellence.
Cheryl Chia’s presentation,Building a Brain-Based Classroom, showcases a whole-brain development approach to accelerate cognitive skills and learning achievement. She will also present Understanding the Attention Brain.
The Educating with Neuroscience 2017 Conferences in Asia will cover these topics (and more):
- How education technology and especially educational neuroscience is transforming teaching and learning, and why it’s not a threat for teachers, rather it can help them.
- How will the classrooms of the future be different?
- Where is student listening, reading, writing and speaking headed?
- How teaching and learning might change over the next 5 to 10 years.
- What educators can learn from how CEOs, the US military, elite sportspeople and businesses of all sizes around the world are using biofeedback and the principles of neuro plasticity to accelerate learning and improve cognitive skills for better performance.
- How world-leading organisations are using targeted neuroplasticity training (TNT) to accelerate learning.
- How TNT can improve students’ ability to listen, read, write, and speak.
- Research showing that we can more than double learning speed and accelerate foreign language learning.
- Can electrical brain stimulation improve students' ability to learn?
- Is educational technology an unnatural way of teaching? Is it something we should worry about? Fear? Avoid? Or embrace?
- Advances in biotechnology to accelerate learning.
- What 30 years of research tells us about effective reading instruction.
- Is there a right "learning diet”.
- Where student listening, reading, writing & speaking are headed, based on insights from recent research.
- Results of neuroscience programs in Asian, Australian & New Zealand schools.
- Dyslexia: Do we have a cure, but no one told us?
- What 3 activities students can do each day to improve their comprehension and retention of information.
- Learning environments that include technology with a neural interface.
- Sleep. A learning drug?
Educational neuroscience can help teachers and students
The developing discipline of educational neuroscience takes discoveries in the brain sciences from the last few decades and applies them to pedagogy. It provides educators with a scientific basis for understanding how the brain learns and hence redefines some of the best practices in teaching.
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 prepare effective curriculum delivery in their classrooms.
This changes the focus from “what content to deliver” to “how to help students more effectively take in the content”. Educational neuroscience is a new frontier that can lead to enhanced learning for all and greater leverage of existing investment by individual schools, school systems and governments.
Educators' questions answered
Many of the questions from the educators who attended the Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland conferences will be answered at ENS2017 ASIA, including:
- What are the implications from educational neuroscience re students playing computer games?
- Can the Fast ForWord123 neuroscience program be used by hearing impaired students?
- Has there been any research done on combining neuroplasticity programs eg Arrowsmith & Fast ForWord?
- How might technology take over or change the role of the teacher?
- Is there a “best” grade to implement the Fast ForWord123 neuroplasticity exercises?
- To what extent can poor sleep, sleep apnea and nightmares interfere with learning?
- How to identify effects of poor sleep in the classroom?
- To what extent do these developments in neuroscience factor in cultural neuroscience?
If you want to hear international speakers discuss the latest educational neuroscience research, and how that research has been translated into practical tools for educators, attend one of the three ENS2017 ASIA conferences in November.