Workshop on the Science of Learning (21/10/14)

Workshop on the Science of Learning,

Tuesday 21st October

Council Room at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG


9:00-9:20       Coffee and registration

9.20-9:40       Current funding developments in the UK, Dr Hilary Leevers, Head of Education and Learning at the Wellcome Trust Slides_Leevers

9:40-9:55       Welcome – Prof. Michael Thomas, Director, London Centre of Educational Neuroscience Slides_Welcome

9.55-10.00     Welcome – Dr Lim Khiang Wee, Executive Director, CREATE, National Research Foundation

10:00-10:30  Singapore’s education research priorities: current issues and future possibilities for the application of educational neuroscience – Dr Mariam Aljunied, Principal Specialist, Educational Psychologist, Ministry of Education Slides_Aljunied_MOE

10:30-11:00  Reasoning in the brain Prof. Denis Mareschal, Head of Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck University of London Slides_Mareschal

11.00-11.30   Break (Tea/Coffee)

11:30-12:00  Principles of learning and the science behind it – Prof Ranga Krishnan, Dean, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Slides_Krishnan_Duke-NUS

12:00-12:30  What works in sciences lessons and why? – Prof. Andrew Tolmie, Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Institute of Education Slides_Tolmie

12:30-13:00  The Science of Learning: The Field and its Work – A/Prof Manu Kapur Head, Learning Sciences Lab, National Institute of Education, Singapore Slides_Kapur_NIE

13:00-14:00  Lunch

14:00-14:30  Sensitive periods in brain development and their relation to education – Prof. Michael Thomas, Director, London Centre of Educational Neuroscience Slides_Thomas


Augmented Learning in Human-Computer Interaction: Learning through multimodal approaches – Prof Ellen Do Co-Director, Keio-NUS CUTE Center
Interactive and Digital Media Institute (IDMI), National University of Singapore Slides_Do_NUS

14.00-15.30   Brain development in adolescence: Implications for education – Dr. Iroise Dumontheil, Lecturer, Birkbeck University of London Slides_Dumontheil

15.30-16.00   Break (Tea/Coffee)

16:00-16:30  Advancing the field of educational neuroscience – Prof. Derek Bell, Director of Learnus, Professor of Education College of Teachers UK Slides_Bell

16.30 -17.00  Human Cognition Initiative at NTU – Prof Balazs Gulyas Professor of Translational Neuroscience, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Slides_Gulyas_NTU

17:00-17:30  Discussion (Chaired by Prof. Derek Bell, Director of Learnus, Professor of Education College of Teachers UK)