Bring into focus the key issues when creating a school environment that enhances students' understanding of our natural social world. You'll want to explore ways the social organisation of your school can enhance the development of students' survival/emotional/nurturing needs, ways to incorporate the brain's biology into the school's sociology, as well as ways your school can promote the development of self-concept and self-esteem. This dynamic presentation takes you to a greater understanding of the brain's development, ways in which the brain processes different types of information, and the need to create rich environments for optimal learning. Includes video and booklet.
Robert Sylwester, Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Oregon, focuses on the educational applications of new developments in brain research. He has written dozens of journal articles and made hundreds of conference and in-service presentations. Robert is also a frequent keynote presenter at national and international educational conferences. He resides in Eugene, Oregon.