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The International Bureau of Education (IBE-UNESCO) in partnership with the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) initiated the first IBE-IBRO Science of Learning Fellowship in October 2016 to translate key neuroscience research on learning and the brain for educators, policy makers, and practitioners. Five global neuroscientists have written 30 briefs that address prevalent neuromyths and outline the basics of such issues as neuroplasticity and numerical processing and the implications of these issues for learning and teaching.

On Monday 12th December, they will present their findings during IBE-UNESCO’s Learning Series at its Geneva headquarters. The public is welcome. Discussions will include:

  • What should all teachers know about the learning brain?
  • Educators as natural neurocognitive enhancers: Moving on from research to practice?

The neuroscientists are:
Ross Cunnington, Queensland University, Australia
Amedeo D’Angiulli, Carleton University, Canada
Paul Howard-Jones, University of Bristol, UK
Jérôme Prado, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Vivian Reigosa-Crespo, Cuban Neuroscience Center, Cuba.

The Learning Series are carefully selected learning events to bolster the expertise of IBE staff and to keep them at the cutting edge of research, innovation, and practice in the IBE’s areas of competence: curriculum, teaching, learning, and assessment.