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Martin Westwell, Flinders University

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5-8-2013 11:15 AM

End Date

5-8-2013 12:30 PM

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The rhetoric of the need to move from an industrial model of education to a post-industrial model is familiar. With this in mind, the mandate to enact this transition is evident in the Australian Curriculum. The values, experience and expertise of teachers and education leaders will determine the extent to which this strategic shift is achieved and, in this context, educational neuroscience can play a key role in informing educators’ decision making and practice. What are the cognitive (and so-called non-cognitive) skills that characterise effective learners and how can we incorporate the development of these skills into the strategic intent of education? As teachers innovate, how can the neuroscience research evidence give them confidence and protection, and how can it help leaders to mainstream the innovation?

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Session A - When the educational neuroscience meets the Australian curriculum : a strategic approach to teaching and learning

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