This session will explore neurological development in children in a user friendly andpragmatic fashion. It will focus on the new discipline of ‘neuroeducation’ with emphasison providing insights into the latest research related to what is happening in the mindsof students as they progress through school and how to best engage with those minds.
1100-1230Why gender matters!
This session explores learning and behavioural differences amongst and between boysand girls. The intent is to provide participants with the latest insights into this fascinatingand often controversial area of research while also offering practical ideas for enhancingthe classroom and whole school environment.
1330-1500iPod therefore I am: Adolescent learning and motivation in the 21st century!
This session provides an opportunity to take ideas from the previous sessions andexplore them in the context of how adolescents learn and what drives them to do so.The impact of ICTs on learning and emotional well-being provides an overall context forunderstanding contemporary insights into attention, concentration, memory andmotivation.
BrisbaneMonday, 5 MarchRiverglenn, IndooroopillyGold CoastThursday, 8 MarchAquinas College, AshmoreToowoombaFriday, 9 MarchChristian Outreach College, Toowoomba
Dr Michael Nagel
Associate Professor Michael C Nagel is an educator, motivator, researcher,author, mentor and parent. Over the last three decades he has worked withchildren on three continents as a teacher and behaviour specialist. Currently DrNagel researches and teaches at the University of the Sunshine Coast in theareas of cognition and learning, human development, educational psychologyand human behaviour. He has published widely in the areas of neurologicaldevelopment in children and is the author of ‘Boys-Stir-Us: Working WITH theHidden Nature of Boys’ and ‘It’s A Girl’ Thing.’ This year, these volumes are tobe complimented with two new books that focus on early brain developmentand learning. Dr Nagel’s insights, linking neuroscience and education, have been well received by parentsand educators alike and praised for linking theory with the everyday realities of raising and working withchildren. Dr Nagel is also a member of the prestigious International Neuropsychological Society and afeature writer for the ‘Child’ series of magazines which offers parenting advice to more than one million Australian readers. When he is not busy professionally, he spends his time learning the important lessonsof childhood and life from his own children, Madeline and Harrison.