FutureEd™: Maximising the potential of the adolescent brain

Wednesday 7 February 2018, London Book now

Fee: £185 +VAT

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Building on the success of FutureEd™ 2017, this summit will again bring together teachers, schools leaders, researchers and practitioners to explore ways in which evidence about how we learn can be used more effectively to improve educational practice. In particular, it will draw on research into the adolescent brain and explore how we can help our young people maximise their potential.

The summit includes presentations from researchers and practitioners, together with facilitated, round-table discussions tackling key issues affecting young people and education today.

Speakers

Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Dr Kou Murayama, Department of Psychology, University of Reading.
Dr Martina Lecky, Headteacher, Ruislip High School
Professor Sophie Scott, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Geoff Barton, General Secretary, ASCL

Programme

09:30

Registration and refreshments

10:00

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Geoff Barton, General Secretary, ASCL

10:20

Inventing Ourselves: the secret life of the teenage brain
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Deputy Director, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

11:15

Round-table discussion 1: Engaging with the teenage brain
Refreshments available

12:00

Questions and answers with Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

12:30

Lunch

13:15

Promises and Perils of Rewards: the role of intrinsic motivation in education
Kou Murayama, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Reading

13:50

Round-table discussion 2: Getting young people motivated

14:30

Questions and answers with Kou Murayama

14:45

A School Perspective: Reflections on changing culture
Martina Lecky, Headteacher, Ruislip High School

15:15

Round-table discussion 3:Tackling Change in School
Refreshments available

15:40

Questions and answers with Martina Lecky

15:45

Communication and Laughter
Sophie Scott, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

16:25

Closing remarks and evaluation

16:30

Safe journey home

 

What delegates said about FutureED™ 2017:

Overall, the entire event was not only informative from the neuroscience point of view but also a good chance to discuss how current research can influence practice in the future.”

Something useful in all of the sessions. Loads of ideas to take back to school and try. Great discussions with the colleagues on my table.”

All of it. Has been a very engaging day.”

For more information about FutureED™ 2017, visit www.learnus.co.uk

Joint summit with ASCL and Learnus® with UCL Institute of Education

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