Kyoto JALT:

Kyoto JALT and JALT Mind, Brain, and Education SIG present: Learning and the Brain - Three Perspectives

Date: Saturday, April 20th, 2019 Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Stephen M. Ryan, Amanda Gillis-Furutaka, Alexandra Burke

Kyoto JALT and JALT Mind, Brain, and Education SIG are proud to bring you an event focused on the links between education and neuroscience findings. The event will include three perspectives drawing on insights from neuroscience to help the audience understand:

  1. the effects of study abroad experiences on the brain and how those can be used to maximize learning opportunities (Session 1 with Stephen M. Ryan)
  2. the differences between the adolescent and the adult brain and how those differences are expressed in behaviors (Session 2 with Amanda Gillis-Furutaka)
  3. the roadblocks that impede the learning progress and the factors that facilitate the optimization of learning in dyslectic students (Session 3 with Alexandra Burke)


11:30 - 12:00 Registration and opening

12:00 - 13:00 Session 1 Stephen M. Ryan - Study Abroad and the Brain

13:00 - 14:15 Session 2 Amanda Gillis-Furutaka - The Adolescent Brain: What Do Parents and Teachers Need to Know?

14:15 - 15:00 Break and networking

15:00 - 16:00 Session 3 Alexandra Burke - Dyslexia and Your Classroom: Make a Difference

16:00 - 16:15 Closing acknowledgments and announcements

Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Kyoto JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Campus Plaza Kyoto (5 min from JR Kyoto Sta., behind Kyoto Central Post, across from Bic Camera), 6th Fl Ritsumeikan U. Satellite (map)

Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan


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