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SNF Brain Insight Lecture on The Future of Learning and Education, Feb. 9

NEW YORK – What do we teach? Who gets to decide? How do we use brain science to inform those choices? As educators and parents face new challenges and are presented with new technology, it is essential that we find ways to incorporate research into how we learn and remember into curriculum and education design.

This virtual Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture Series event, on Tuesday, February 9, 6 PM EST, includes two 15-minute talks from experts from Columbia University whose work covers different aspects of learning and education. Dr. Jacqueline Simmons, Senior Lecturer and Vice Chair, Department of Curriculum & Teaching at Teachers College, will discuss how we decide what is considered knowledge worth knowing, and how to think about teaching and learning in order to guide more effective curriculum design. Dr. Lila Davachi, Professor of Psychology at Columbia University, will discuss the neuroscience of learning, and how both stability and changes in context can affect what we learn and how we retain it.

Following the two talks, Dr. Katie Insel, postdoctoral researcher in the Learning Lab at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute, will then moderate a discussion, addressing topics such as how we can translate science into curriculum and validate the tools we use to teach and measure learning. Audience questions are welcomed, either submitted during registration or live during the event.

This talk is part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture series, offered free to the public to enhance understanding of the biology of the mind and the complexity of human behavior. The lectures are hosted by Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

RSVP by Friday, February 5, online registration is required: https://bit.ly/36dCyZb.

Drs. Simmons and Davachi welcome questions, please submit them via the registration link no later than Friday, February 5.

This event will also be live streamed.

For more information about this event, please contact the Zuckerman Institute at zuckermaninstitute@columbia.edu.

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