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Dr Jared Cooney Horvath
President, Science of Learning Research Hub
Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

Event details:
Date: Wednesday 19 September 2018
Venue: Memorial Hall, St Peter’s College
Time: 7pm (Please be seated by 6.50 pm)
Entry is by gold coin donation

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About Jared:
Jared Cooney Horvath is an educational neuroscientist with expertise in human learning, memory and brain stimulation. Jared has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Melbourne and over 40 schools around Australia.

Jared has published four books, over 30 research articles and his work has been featured in numerous popular publications, including The Economist, WIRED, The New Yorker, New Scientist, and ABC’s Catalyst. He currently serves as a research fellow at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, an Honorary Research Fellow at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, and is director of the Science of Learning Group – a team dedicated to bringing the latest in brain and behavioural research to teachers, students and parents.

The Science of Learning Research Hub aims to translate robust learning sciences into educational and pedagogical practice, ensuring that we teach how we preach. The hub is located within the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and serves as a collaborative space where researchers and practitioners with interest in learning can share ideas and work together on learning-related research. The hub includes researchers in education, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, philosophy and sociology.

Lecture topic: From the Brain to the Classroom – The End of Education?
During this fun and interactive session, Jared will ask the question ‘What is the Function of Modern Schooling and Formal Education?’.

By examining the truth behind how the brain works to interpret the world around us, Jared will consider what functions current educational models and tools (including Assessment and 21c Skills) serve.  Importantly, if these functions do not resonate with teachers, leaders, and parents, what are some of the alternative functions schools might aim to embody.

The goal of Jared’s session is to re-empower educators and leaders: to demonstrate that stories matter and that they have the ultimate power to determine the End of Education.