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“The Scientifically Substantiated Art of Teaching: Mind, Brain, and Education science” workshop by Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa (4 July 2013)

Jessica Gramp30 May 2013

mind_brain_ed_sciOn 4 July 2013 Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa will be delivering a workshop at UCL on “The Scientifically Substantiated Art of Teaching: Mind, Brain, and Education science”.

This workshop introduces the new academic discipline of Mind Brain, and Education (MBE) science. MBE science is the new and improved brain-based learning known as  the scientifically substantiated art of teaching. It is the intersection of cognitive neuroscience, education, and psychology, and it is a paradigm shift in formal education.

Masters of Education programs around the world are slowly adapting this new model, starting in Harvard in 2001. Popular press information about “brain-based learning,” has been applied indiscreetly and inconsistently to classroom teaching practices for many years.

This workshop seeks to separate the wheat from the chaff (how do we know what is good information and what is just commercial?), and to convince (recruit? invite?) the audience to wear the MBE hat and embrace its shared goals of improving teaching by applying our improved understanding of how the brain learns.

This is a free UCL event, open to the public. Please register here: http://mindbraineduscience.eventbrite.co.uk


Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa

Director of IDEA and a fulltime Professor of Education and Neuropsychology at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Tracey has conducted conferences, workshops and research in 17 countries around the world (Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico, Australia, Norway, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Holland, Thailand, and the USA). She has more than 20 years experience in teaching kindergarten through university, over a decade of experience in teacher training and is now primarily focused on educational research.

Tracey will be visiting UCL from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito between 24 June and 7 July. If you would like to speak with Tracey during her visit please contact her via her website: http://www.traceytokuhama.com