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The UB and educational entity Edu1st launch the first Chair on Neuroeducation in Spain

Participants in the presentation were Anna Forés, David Bueno, Amelia Díaz, Gilberto Pinzón and Ana Maria Fernández.

Participants in the presentation were Anna Forés, David Bueno, Amelia Díaz, Gilberto Pinzón and Ana Maria Fernández.

David Bueno, lecturer of the Department of Genetics, Microbiology and Statistics and director of the first Chair on Neuroeducation.

David Bueno, lecturer of the Department of Genetics, Microbiology and Statistics and director of the first Chair on Neuroeducation.

Anna Forés, lecturer of the Departament of Didactics and Educational Organization and Chair's adjunct director.

Anna Forés, lecturer of the Departament of Didactics and Educational Organization and Chair's adjunct director.

This Chair, the first in the world on neuroeducation, will promote the application of neuroscience knowledge in the field of innovative education.

This Chair, the first in the world on neuroeducation, will promote the application of neuroscience knowledge in the field of innovative education.

The 2nd International Neuroeducation Conference has been promoted by the Institute for Professional Development of the UB (IDP-ICE).

The 2nd International Neuroeducation Conference has been promoted by the Institute for Professional Development of the UB (IDP-ICE).

24/10/2019

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Promoting professional training in the field of neuroeducation, specialized dissemination and knowledge transfer for society are the main topics of the new Chair on Neuroeducation UB-Edu1st, created by the UB in collaboration with the entity Edu1st, a North-American platform working to promote culture within innovation in learning.

 

This Chair is the first one on neuroeducation in Spain, and is a pioneering initiative in the educational scene worldwide. It is led by the lecturer David Bueno, from the Faculty of Biology, and its adjunct director is the lecturer Anna Forés, from the Faculty of Education at the UB.

 

The new Chair on Neuroeducation UB-Edu1st has been presented on October 24, at 13 noon, in the room Ramon y Cajal in the Historical Building. Participants in the presentation were Amèlia Díaz, vice-rector for Academic Planning and Quality at the UB, Anna Maria Fernández and Gilberto Pinzón, launchers of Edu1st, and the lecturers David Bueno and Anna Forés, director and adjunct director of the Chair.


Neuroeducation: learning using all our potential


Pedagogical strategies applied in learning processes influence the global construction of peoples’ identity and their way of interacting with the personal and social environment. In this context, the human brain plasticity contributes to promote the acquisition of cross-sectional knowledge –not only memory-related – in a learning process where motivation is a decisive factor.

The new Chair on Neuroeducation UB-Edu1st will consolidate a stable structure and provide with a series of activities from the UB academic field to promote neuroeducation in collaboration with other institutes and entities. The final aim is to contribute to promote pedagogical and educational changes –and therefore, social too- to improve a flexible, adaptable and integrating education for everyone, with special care for children, adolescents and youngsters.

 

With this perspective, the Chair will promote research, training and knowledge transfer in several fields of education –lecturers from different educational levels, instructors, psychopedagogists, psychologists, sociologists, etc.- and will reinforce dissemination activities in the field of neuroeducation. 

A conference to learn about the neurobiology of executive functions

 

This Chair will play an outstanding role in the 2nd International Neuroeducation Conference, to take place from October 25 to 26 in La Salle Bonanova School in Barcelona and promoted by the Institute for Professional Development of the UB (IDP-ICE).

 

Organized by a committee led by lecturers David Bueno and Anna Forés, this scientific forum builds a unique space to learn more about the executive functions of the brain, that is, the abilities that facilitate decision-taking and enable adapting behaviours to reach everyone’s goals.  


The program of the conference, which will gather about five hundred professionals from the education field, includes several conferences (brain talks) and workshops (brain works) with distinguished national and international experts on neuroeducation and neurodidactics to discover different methodologies to improve the learning process from a neurobiological perspective. 

 

 

 

A scientific model for the educational innovation field

The guidelines of the new Chair will also include the organization and coordination of the Postgraduate studies on Neuroeducation of the UB –awarded with IL3-UB Joan Maria Malapeira 2019 Prize- which reaches its fifth edition this year (with a hundred enrolled students since it launched). From now on, the Chair will be able to take the costs of the academic enrolment for two students per year, who will be selected by the entity Edu1st and will have the approval of the permanent commission of the Chair.


The Chair aims to become a scientific model for all educational centers that promote actions on educational innovation in neurodidactics and neuroeducation. It will promote the organization of conferences and open debates with participation of national and international experts to reflect on neuroscience aspects of social interest.

Other distinguished lines of action promote the scientific research with grants for the doctoral theses and research projects, and promote specific training through ICE-IDP. Last, there will be a specific website with content related to neuroeducation, and an annual popular science journal –online and free- through the platform of Scientific Journals of the University of Barcelona (RCUB).



 
 

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