Education horizons: Identifying new drivers of change - UoB staff & student event

19 March 2013, 11.00 AM - 19 March 2013, 11.00 AM

This conversation-based one-day conference will bring together University of Bristol experts to consider how new developments in their fields may influence the teaching and learning practices of tomorrow.

Organised by Graduate School of Education with support from the Institute of Advanced Studies

Facilitators: Dr Paul Howard-Jones and Dr Jo Rose

Room 4.10, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1JA. 11 am - 3 pm

The two events in the Education horizons series are designed to generate fresh perspectives on how education may develop in the 21st century. Coinciding with centenary celebrations at the Graduate School of Education (GSoE), it will scan the horizon for issues impacting on how and what we learn that may arise in the next 10, 20, 50 and even 100 years.

New insights from many diverse areas of research are likely to influence education in the future, yet many have still to gain the full attention of educational thinkers and policy-makers. These include findings from neuroscience and psychology about how we learn, issues regarding mental and physical health across the lifespan, widening access to genetic information, changes in working practice, political and economic uncertainties, climate change, the development of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical cognitive enhancers, intelligent technologies, digital connectivity and access to information.

This conversation-based one-day conference open to researchers in all fields will bring together University of Bristol experts to consider how new developments in their fields may influence the teaching and learning practices of tomorrow in areas such as neuroscience, genetics, economics, technology and medicine to identify new issues on education horizons.

Free event, please book in advance for catering purposes.

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