ITSI to host first seminar in Africa on Mind, Brain and Education (MBE)

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Advances in biology and neuroscience have shown that a child’s brain and cognitive development are shaped by their learning experiences.

The way we learn affects the brain and its capacities. So, what if there existed an evidence-based, professional framework that could develop a teacher’s ability to know, apply, conduct and lead their school in the most innovative thinking being used to enhance teacher quality and student achievement today?

In May, ITSI – the pioneering e-learning provider that enhances and simplifies the teaching and learning experience for both students and educators – will be hosting the first-ever seminar in Africa on Mind, Brain and Education (MBE), aimed at educators. The two-day seminar, taking place on 23–24 May 2018 at Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg, will be in the form of a handson workshop facilitated by the internationally acclaimed co-authors of Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education, Glenn Whitman and Dr Ian Kelleher. The two authors also won the 2016 International Mind, Brain and Education Science Society’s Mission Award.

Dr Kelleher comments, “Most teachers lack an understanding of how the brain receives, filters, consolidates and applies learning for both the short and long term. The book was written to help solve the problem teachers and school leaders have in knowing how to bring the growing body of educational neuroscience research into the design of their schools, classrooms and work with each individual student.”

The seminar is targeted at teachers and lecturers from primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions, and will focus on how educators are brain changers. The speakers and course materials offered will explore how an understanding of the brain – the organ of learning – is critical to an educator’s readiness to work with students.

e introduction will focus on the Educator’s Mindset, followed by each attendee receiving a workbook and copy of Think Differently and Deeply, an MBE placemat with a set of cards that will be used interactively to work through the themes: MBE Teacher Power Strategies and MBE Facts (Face the Facts and Myths). Technology and the Learning Brain will also be discussed, based on case studies related to memory and making it stick, by exploring flashcards, spacing and interleaving. The seminar will also include Student Learning Stories and Student Power Strategies, with ample opportunity to workshop through these concepts.

Furthermore, the seminar will lead educators through how technology, and specifically access to information, is vitally important in the understanding of today’s learners – whether at a primary, secondary or tertiary school level.

How to book your seat

Price per person for the full two-day seminar is R2 500 and includes mid-morning and afternoon snacks and a buffet lunch on both days, as well as all conference material, MBE placemat, cards and workbooks. School teachers in South Africa could qualify for up to 50% discount. However, seating is limited and there are only 200 tickets available.

For more information on the agenda and pricing, and to book your seat, please visit: https://www.it.si/mbeafrica2018

 

 

 

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