During this session, we will explore the basic learning process. More specifically, by combining the concepts of modularity, plasticity, and bottom-up/top-down processing, we will examine how the brain takes in, adapts to, and transfers new information/skills. In addition, we will briefly consider the role of Metacognition during this process and discuss its role in human learning.
Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath (PhD, MEd) is an expert in the field of Educational Neuroscience with a focus on enhancing teaching and learning practices. He has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Melbourne, and over 100 schools internationally. Jared has published 5 books, over 30 research articles, and his work has been featured in numerous popular publications, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, WIRED, The Economist, and ABC’s Catalyst.