What effect are technologies such as computer games, the Internet and social media having on the brain?
The primary focus of Baroness Greenfield’s work explores and questions the impact of modern screen technologies on the human brain. Today’s screen technologies create environments that could alter how we process information, the degree to which we take risks, how we socialise and empathise with others and even, how we view our own identity.
Susan is fascinated as to how screen technologies such as computer games, the Internet and social media may be changing the human brain, both for good and bad. She will illustrate the potential of generations merging and explore the effects of gaming, social media and interaction along with the difference between the under function and active function of the prefrontal cortex found in our brains.
Humans occupy more ecological niches than any other species on the planet, because of the superlative ability of our brains to adapt to their environment.
Is ‘Mind Change’ the new ‘Climate Change’?
During her key note address, Baroness Greenfield will be delving into the human mind, and looking at the technology of the 21st Century. She will explore and explain the possible effects of ICT, biotechnology and nanotechnology.
• How is technology changing the way we interact with others?
• Do we have more/less empathy as a result and what are the consequences?
• Are our IQs increasing/decreasing and does this equate to more in depth, or simply ‘surface’ understanding?
• What are the implications for teaching and learning in schools and across generations?
We are delighted to welcome Baroness Greenfield as our Key Note Speaker to the conference.
‘Susan Greenfield is often described as the foremost female scientist in Britain, but she is one of the best of any gender, anywhere, at getting complicated ideas across’ (Independent on Sunday)
‘Susan Greenfield enthrals and intrigues her audiences in equal measure . . . a force of intellect and a force of nature’ (John Humphrys)
‘Platitudes, Posturing and Pretence’ Roy Leighton
During the second part of our conference Roy Leighton will be considering how creativity, motivation, learning styles and value creation are all impacted by the world and context in which we live. He will ask the challenging questions:
‘How does your school provide the environment where every child and member of staff matter?’
‘Do you, your team and the children go beyond platitudes, posturing and pretence?’
Roy’s session will draw together the strands that thread through brain compatible learning, emotional literacy and the challenges inherent in delivering a broad and balanced curriculum, all set against the backdrop of the habitual practice of schools being target focused. He will explore the nature of the demands made on school leaders, alongside the ripple effect that they have on the ‘school’s family’ in both the short and longer term.
We are delighted to welcome Roy to our Conference Programme
In the words of one delegate; ‘He should be bottled and consumed regularly!’
Individual Rate: £200 + VAT per person
Special Group Rate of 40+ delegates: £180 + VAT per person
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