Applying Neuroscience in Early Years' Education

Birth to 8 years

Melbourne, Monday 3 June 2019

Adelaide,  Monday 24 June 2019

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Following on from the success of the Inaugural Australasian Conference for Neuroscience, Learning & Well-being held on 25 & 26 March 2019, where Rita introduced the BrainSmart 4 Learning Program she has now developed a one-day workshop specifically designed for Early Childhood Educators of Children from Birth to 8 years of age.

Learning begins the moment a child is born. Learning that takes place under stress results in performance based only on fear whereas learning that occurs in supportive and thriving environments provides the platform for children to reach their full potential; emotionally, socially, physically and academically. The heightened anxiety a student feels when they fail, suffer ridicule (real or perceived), or find themselves in a fearful situation causes a cascade of stress hormones to flow through the limbic system, which can impede a student’s learning.  As environmental sensory information is received and processed, influential memory systems and behaviours are developed according to the fulfillment or the violation of four basic psychological needs: the need for a sense of belonging and attachment, the need for control, the need for pleasure as opposed to hostile or fearful situations, and the need for healthy self-esteem.


The one-day Workshop will present brain-based theory and link it with well-being and learning, include current research together with practical examples and strategies to implement in the early learning years' setting. Participants will be provided with a workbook, containing slides from the Workshop, as well as with the opportunity to ask questions. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will also be provided.


If you have any questions, please contact us at admin@in-ed.com.au, or call (08) 8338 1171 for further information.