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High-level Forum on Neuroscience and the Future of Education and Learning



On 23 September, high-level officials and leading neuroscientists will come together in Daegu to address a pressing issue on the global agenda: the future of education and learning.  
They will do so in a vibrant atmosphere, enabled by the 10th World Congress of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), held in Daegu (21-25 September 2019), and co-organized with Korea Brain Research Institute and the Korean Society for Brain and Neuroscience, with support from the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).  
Organized in the spirit of the Congress, this global Forum, co-hosted by UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education (IBE-UNESCO) and IBRO, will feature interdisciplinary, direct interaction among participants on four key areas: a) cutting-edge neuroscience findings with implications for education policy, teaching, and learning; b) promising practices in applying credible neuroscientific research findings to improve education policy and classroom practices for teachers and learners; c) what teachers need to know in order to improve their effectiveness in facilitating learning; and d) a Ministerial dialogue on possible initiatives towards applying neuroscientific knowledge to strengthen teaching and learning, and to improve learning outcomes.
The Forum seeks to contribute to closing the gap between scientific knowledge on learning and its application in education policies and practice. The dialogue between high-level education representatives and prominent neuroscientists will recognize the educational value of a robust analytic and scientific knowledge base and a deeper understanding of learning from the sciences of learning. 
The Forum is driven by the conviction the application of that understanding can strengthen the facilitation of learning and improve learning outcomes, and address the current global learning crisis. To effectively envision and guide critical improvements and reforms, ministers of education and their senior experts need to be fully cognizant of the momentous dialogue between education and the sciences of learning. 
The results of a four-year IBE/IBRO joint initiative towards this end will be shared and the IBE Portal on the Science of Learning will be launched within the Forum.
The Forum is one of the only two events featured in the Congress program as Presidential Highlighted sessions. The other Presidential Highlighted session is also co-organized by the IBE, with the Korea Center for Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology (WISET). IBE Director Mmantsetsa Marope will deliver the keynote speech of this special session, on the Global Gender Equality Imperative in STEM Education.
Our prominent presence in the IBRO Congress this year reaffirms the IBE’s commitment to inclusive, equitable, quality, and development-relevant education, and further consolidates the IBE’s unique role as a global knowledge broker for the sciences of learning. 
Pre-registration is required for:  
The High-level Forum: bit.ly/2koASr8
The Global Gender Equality Imperative in STEM Education: https://www.wiset.or.kr/event/20190826/index.jsp
Programme Specialist

Ms Simona POPA