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"The Scientifically Substantiated Art of Teaching: Mind, Brain, and Education science" by Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa

UCL E-Learning Environments

Thursday, 4 July 2013 from 14:00 to 16:00 (BST)

London, United Kingdom

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This workshop introduces the new academic discipline of Mind Brain, and Education (MBE) science. MBE science is the new and improved brain-based learning known as the scientifically substantiated art of teaching. It is the intersection of neuroscience, education, and psychology, and it is a paradigm shift in formal education. Masters of Education programs around the world are slowly adapting this new model, starting in Harvard in 2001. Popular press information about “brain-based learning,” has been applied indiscreetly and inconsistently to classroom teaching practices for many years. This keynote seeks to separate the wheat from the chaff (how do we know what is good information and what is just commercial?), and to convince (recruit? invite?) the audience to wear the MBE hat and embrace its shared goals of improving teaching by applying our improved understanding of how the brain learns.

This workshop will close with examples from John Hattie’s Visible Learning related to 47 influences on student learning outcomes that have evidence from neuroscience to back their application. This “short list” indicates what should work for most students, most of the time, maximizing most resources (“bang for your buck”).


Dr Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa is Director of the Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of San Francisco in Quito, and author of three books on Mind, Brain, and Education science. She specialises in translating information from neuroscience and cognitive psychology into manageable, useable knowledge for teachers and works closely with school administrators and educators around the world to analyze their needs in order to maximize the potential of all students. Tracey studied her undergraduate degrees at Boston University (BA and BS, magna cum laude), her Master’s of Education at Harvard University and her doctorate at Capella University. She is an assistant professor at Harvard University in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and teaches a course on Mind, Brain, Health and Education and is a professor at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador where she teaches Neuropsychology and courses in Education.


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Room 106, Level 1, Roberts Building
Torrington Place

United Kingdom

Thursday, 4 July 2013 from 14:00 to 16:00 (BST)

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