Mind, Brain, and Education General Unvetted SIG Forum

Teaching and Learning about the Brain

Sun, Jul 10, 14:30-16:00 Asia/Tokyo

Location: E21 HYBRID

The Brain SIG’s monthly Think Tank publication has become the focus of our efforts to learn and teach others about the brain. By drawing on the expertise of SIG members in Japan and authors around the world, we are able to address a wide range of topics related to neuroscience, psychology, and language learning. In this forum editors and authors from the MindBrainEd Think Tanks will give short, concurrent presentations related to some of the topics we have covered over the last year, then lead small group discussions to explore these topics in more depth and relate them to your teaching practices. Join us and find out how our Think Tanks help us make brain research meaningful and engaging for educators.

  • Mohammad Khari

    An English lecturer at Ozyegin University, Istanbul. I have been reading and researching on the integration of neuroscience into pedagogy.

  • John Duplice

    I teach as a lecturer of English in the Center for Language Education & Research at Sophia University. Currently, I am a PhD candidate in Applied Linguistics at the University of Birmingham. My teaching career started more than twenty years ago and have been involved in M.B.E. since 2015.

  • Skye Playsted

    I'm a PhD candidate who teaches at the University of Queensland in Australia. My research is on professional learning with teachers of beginner-level adult English as an additional language learners. I am interested in social psychology and education.

  • Julia Daley

    I am a lecturer at Hiroshima Bunkyo University, where I teach English conversation and writing. I earned her MA in TESL at Northern Arizona University and am certified to teach secondary English in Arizona. I am the new, bumbling Program Chair for the Mind, Brain, and Education SIG and also the creator of the SIG's website: www.mindbrained.org.

  • Brian J Birdsell

    I am an Associate Professor in the Center for Liberal Arts Development and Practices at Hirosaki University and have a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham, UK. My research interests include metaphor, embodied cognition, creativity, and CLIL. I am currently working on a project that looks at the effect a short bout of exercise has on memory.

  • David Scott Bowyer

    I'm a lecturer at Nagoya Gakuin University and a PhD candidate at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies. My research interests include Complexity Theory, classroom interaction, and all things brain.