One of the great educational developments over the last several decades has been the recognition of and push towards incorporating student wellbeing.  Beyond content and tasks, constructs like Mindset, Grit, and Resilience have ushered in a new holistic vision of schooling.  Unfortunately, very few teachers and leaders truly understand HOW and WHY these emerging constructs actually impact teaching and learning. 

In this talk, we will turn to the brain to learn the surprising (and incredible) mechanisms behind these popular constructs.  Once these mechanisms are understood, the audience will have a better appreciation for what’s truly at stake with regards to wellbeing education, they will have a better understanding of how to incorporate & adapt emerging ideas within this field, and they will come to recognize the role neuroscience and knowledge of the brain can (and, more importantly, cannot) play within education. 

About Jared

Jared Cooney Horvath (PhD, MEd) is an expert in the field of Educational Neuroscience with a focus on translating neuroscientific principles to enhance teaching and learning practices within the classroom.

Jared has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Melbourne, and over 30 schools around Australia. He has published 3 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. 

Jared is a lecturer at the University of Melbourne, researcher at St. Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne, and currently serves as Director of the Science of Learning Group: a team dedicated to bringing the latest in brain and behavioral researcher to teachers, students, and parents alike (www.scienceoflearning.com.au).