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Wednesday, June 19 • 10:10am - 11:00am
Brain Development and Skill Building: Rethinking Educational Strategy

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What do we expect of adults? What behaviors make our society work? How do we foster the development of these behaviors in our future adults (aka children)? This session will lead participants through individual and group reflection on the goals of education, asking where we are succeeding and where we can improve. Participants will be asked to brainstorm experiential norms of early childhood now in 2019 and as a group, we will compare how the current early life environment is similar to and different from the experiential norms that have been present for the majority of human history. Neuroscience of early brain development will be introduced with specific focus on brain-environmental interactions that sculpt the developing brain. Participants will be asked to consider how we, as a society, are meeting the experiential expectations of the developing brain, and where we can improve. This dialogue will be specific to educational and classroom reform, but can be applied to any context in which humans are involved.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am EDT