Events

Past Event

Neuroscience and Education

May 2, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Columbia University, Buell Hall, 515 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027

As our understanding of neuroscience grows, so too does our potential ability to apply that knowledge to the betterment of society. Education is a clear example of this; a scientific understanding of how we learn can help us form more effective ways to teach.  In order for this enterprise to be successful, we must reflect on what educational challenges face society today, where and how, specifically, neuroscience might help us structure policy and pedagogy, and the moral and ethical principles that define what education is and question what it ought to be.

Speakers:
David Hansen, PhD, John L & Sue Ann Weinberg Professor in Historical & Philosophical Foundations of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD, Associate Professor of Education, Psychology & Neuroscience, University of Southern California
Kimberly Noble, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Moderator: 
Andrew Goldman, PhD, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University

This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

This event is part of the Seminars in Society and Neuroscience series.

David Hansen, John L & Sue Ann Weinberg Professor in Historical & Philosophical Foundations of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Associate Professor of Education, Psychology & Neuroscience, University of Southern California

Kimberly Noble, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Panel Discussion