Neuroscience in the classroom: current progress and future challenges. Friday 17th March 2017

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Neuroscience in the classroom: current progress and future challenges

PhD students from the Centre for Educational Neuroscience are pleased to announce a day conference dedicated to discussing the progress our field has made and the challenges for the future.

Friday 17th March 2017 at the Wellcome Trust, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE

Programme for the day

09:00-09:30   Registration

09:30-10:55   Keynote: Professor Gaia Scerif, University of Oxford

10:55-11:15   Coffee break

11:15-13:00   Educational Outcomes:
Dr Michelle Ellefson (University of Cambridge) -Executive functions and academic skills in older children

Dr Denes Szucs (University of Cambridge) – Developmental dyscalculia and mathematics anxiety

Dr Sinead Rhodes – The role of executive functions in understanding and applying scientific knowledge

13:00-14:00   Lunch (included) and poster presentations

14:00-15:30   Wellcome Trust and Education Endowment Foundation projects:
Spaced Learning – Alastair Gittner

Teensleep – Dr Chris Harvey

Learning Counterintuitive Concepts – Prof Denis Mareschal

GraphoGame Rime – Dr Anji Wilson

Engaging the Brain’s Reward System – Prof Paul Howard-Jones

Fit To Study – Catherine Wheatley


15:30-16:00   Coffee break

16:00-16:55  Panel discussion

16:55-17:00 Poster prize announcement and close

17:00-18:00   Wine reception and networking


We are also accepting submissions for poster presentations for research relating to the field of educational neuroscience or mind, brain and education. Places at the conference will be preferentially given to those who submit a poster abstract. There are poster prizes which will be awarded for outstanding work that bridges the gap between neuroscience and the classroom.

If you would like to register for this free event, please fill out the following form.

The form also includes space to submit a poster abstract. If you wish to submit an abstract at a later date, please write this in the abstract box within the form.

We will confirm your place at the event by 10th February at the latest.