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SPEAKER SERIES 2: CRITICAL THINKING PEDAGOGIES FOR SATE AND BEYOND

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Matthew Flinders Anglican College - Sunshine Coast

1-47 Stringybark Road

Buderim, QLD 4556

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The topic of transfer, consider why it so often fails, and explore what we can do to help students tackle the transfer dilemma.

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Special Guest: Dr Jared Cooney Horvath

The Transfer Dilemma:

What is Required to Move Skills Between Contexts? Transfer is the ability to adapt and apply previously learned skills in novel circumstances.  Although wildly important, most people are horrible at the transfer process.  This is why students who can perform well using number problems cannot apply the same mathematical processes using word problems.  This is why students can write scientifically in biology but cannot demonstrate the same writing skills in chemistry.  This is why I can drive a stick shift in the United States (where the steering wheel is on the left) but not here in Australia (where the steering wheel is on the right).If we are going to be teaching our students 21st Century Skills (including Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Creativity) - what is required to ensure they are able to transfer these skills beyond the classroom to real-world exam, social, familial, and economic contexts? During this session, we will dive into the topic of transfer, consider why it so often fails, and explore what we can do to help students tackle the transfer dilemma.

When: Wednesday 23rd October Time: 4:45 – 6:30pm

Where: Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Performance Centre, Buderim

Who: All teachers - Sunshine Coast Region

Cost: Free (co-funded by Matthew Flinders and Mountain Creek SHS)

Jared Cooney Horvath TEDx: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NilvW_ACG9M

PROFILE: Jared Cooney Horvath (PhD, MEd) is an expert in the field of Educational Neuroscience with a focus on learning, memory, and attention. 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, The Economist, and ABC’s Catalyst. He currently serves as Director of The Science of Learning Group: a team dedicated to bringing the latest brain and behavioural research to teachers, students, and parents.

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