Mind, Brain, and Education: Understanding the brain and its potential to revolutionize ELT
The science of Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) brings together three distinct, however communicable, areas: cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and pedagogy. How can this science inform teachers and students in their respective educational settings? In this workshop, we will discuss how debunking neuromyths and promoting neurofacts might be one of the most important revolutions in education in the coming years and how this reinforces the four Cs of the 21-century skills by adding the fifth C of choice. By knowing some of the principles of how our brains actually process information, we can maximize our practice outcomes and contribute to ELT.
- Young Learners, Lower Secondary, Upper Secondary, Adults/Tertiary, Teacher Development
André Hedlund is a Chevening Scholar from Brazil, MSc in Psychology of Education from the University of Bristol in the UK, and a pedagogical consultant for National Geographic Learning. He has been an EFL teacher for over 15 years and has worked both as an academic coordinator and a CaMLa (Cambridge and Michigan Language Assessments) examiner at a Brazilian Binational Center. Currently, he is the president of an NGO called Partners of the Americas Goiás and the representative of the BRAZ-TESOL’s Mind, Brain, and Education Special Interest Group in the Midwest. He dreams of transforming education in Brazil.