Turning Point: Changing Landscape of NZ Education

There has been a significant shift in educational options over the past 3 years. Hear from the pioneers of this pivotal change at this 1-day conference organized by Campus Link and Nurturing Young Minds.

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Apr 13, 2017
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When: 13th May 2017 (8.30 am - 4.30 pm NZST)

Where: Auckland, New Zealand

Cost: 35 NZD (+ fees and GST)

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

JOSH DAHN, who co-founded the Ad Astra School for SpaceX with Elon Musk will present: "What present are our students living in?" "What future will they come of age in?" "What will students need to flourish in 2020, 2025, 2030, 2050?" Josh will deliver his address via a video link and be available for Q&A : Ad Astra School, Los Altos, California

Prof. ADELE DIAMOND (University of British Columbia) - global pioneer in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Adele is at the forefront of research on the executive functions which depend on prefrontal cortex (PFC) and interrelated brain regions. Adele will deliver on the findings of The Dunedin Study and how we can apply this knowledge to our teaching and parenting.

Some other presenters:

Rebecca Elias (Summit School) - evidence-based programme specific to reading, spelling and writing

Jeremy Mayell - Using music as a soundtrack for learning to help students retain information, be attentive, and enhance the learning experience

Assoc. Professor Karen Waldie (Faculty of Science, University of Auckland) - advances in neurodevelopmental disorders; leading a large fMRI study to determine the neural basis of dyslexia, dyscalculia, and ADHD

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Lakshini Mendis, PhD

Freelance Science Writer and Editor, Self-employed

I have always been fascinated with how the human brain works, which led me to complete a PhD at the University of Auckland, investigating lipid changes in the postmortem human brain in Alzheimer’s disease. I love sharing neuroscience with the community, because I think that science should be accessible to everyone!

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