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Please find below a list of resources from past Educational Neuroscience cluster events and other sources.

A Public Talk with Dr. Gregoire Borst The Learning Brain: A New Perspective on Education, December 6 2018

The emergence of new neuroimaging tools in the last 25 years or so has provided new insights on how the brain develops and learns in the classroom and outside of the classroom. Because these tools are non-invasive, they can be used in longitudinal studies to discover the effect at the brain level of different types of pedagogical interventions and/or of cognitive and socio-emotional trainings. Taken together these new corpus of data and findings have for the most part confirmed pedagogical intuitions of teachers in their classrooms but also raise awareness on the role of high-order cognitive processes such as cognitive control and self-control on a number of fundamental school learning.

Dr. Gregoire Borst presented data on the way the brain deals with the acquisition of cultural tools (reading, math, reasoning, creativity) and on the role of these high-order processes in this acquisition. He also presented projects developed in his lab to foster a dialog between the lab and the classroom which allows for (a) to disseminate knowledge regarding the learning brain to the teachers, the students and the parents (by using digital technologies and social media) and (b) to develop collaborative and participative research to promote innovative pedagogies and evaluate their effect at a large scale. 

Innovations in Educational Neuroscience – Transforming Practice through Emerging Research, November 15 2018

Formed in early 2018 and still very much in its formational stages, the main aim of the Cluster is to fuse neuroscience and child learning research into one novel discipline: educational neuroscience and healthy child development. We are bringing together researchers from previously independent disciplines (i.e., neuroscience, psychology, education) to have a widespread impact on children, educators, families, and researchers, ultimately improving the educational experiences of children in BC and beyond.  The Cluster is led by Drs. Lara Boyd, Kimberly Schonert-Reichl and Rachel Weber. Initial members of the Cluster include representation from at least four UBC faculties and also from international research institutes.

This special event offered by the Educational Neuroscience and Healthy Child Development Research Cluster – hosted at the Jack Poole Hall in UBC on November 15, 2018 – was designed to bring together scholars, educators, students, and practitioners from across several disciplines to hear about the latest science and practice in the new field of Educational Neuroscience. 

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 A Focus on Implementation Science and Systems Approaches and Their Relevance for Educational Neuroscience, October 11 2018

Dr. Mark Greenberg and Dr. Jean-Paul Collet were guest speakers for this event.

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