What is Mind, Brain and Education (MBE)?

Mind, brain and Education (MBE) simply refers to relation between how your brain develops (biologically) and how we learn. Your brain is a unique and dynamic organ that never stops developing. Recent discoveries in cognitive science have revealed that the human brain physically changes when it learns, and that after practicing certain skills, it becomes increasingly easier to continue learning and improving those skills. This has a significant effect on how schools and teachers should be designing their teaching plans and how learners should be taught.

About the Seminar

In 2018, ITSI hosted the first ever seminar on Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) in Africa. The two-day seminar featured the internationally acclaimed facilitators and authors, Glenn Whitman and Dr. Ian Kelleher from the Centre for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL) in Maryland, USA. It was presented in the form of a hands-on, interactive workshop, attended by 200 educators, school leaders, and education specialists.

Following on the success of the 2018 event, ITSI will again host a seminar in 2019 that will explore the latest findings on neuroscience research and its relation to education. We ask the question: how do people learn and what can we do to improve learning?

Who Should Attend?

School teachers, TVET and University lecturers and any educator who wants to actively deploy MBE tools in the classrooms and courses.

Our Speakers

Dr Lieb Liebenberg: Academic and CEO: ITSI

Lieb became involved with teaching and research while initially studying Electonic Engineering and thereafter Social Sciences and Theology.

As part of this Doctoral dissertation at the Alexander von Humboldt Universitat in Berlin, Lieb did the majority of his work on second generation cognitive linguistics, which laid the foundation for much of the cognitive science which informs the current development of the ITSI Solution.

Glenn Whitmann: Co-author of Neuroteach: Brain Science and the future or Education and Director at the CTTL

Glenn is a former Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence Fellow and author of Dialogue with the Past: Engaging Students and Meeting Standards through Oral History as well as co-editor of Think Differently and Deeply, the national publication of the CTTL. Glenn has presented at more than a dozen major conferences worldwide including SXSWedu (USA), Festival of Education (UK), researchEd (USA),National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference (USA), Learning and the Brain Conference (USA) and MBEafrica18 (RSA).

Dr Ian Kelleher: Co-author of Neuroteach: Brain Science and the future of Education and Head of Research at the CTTL

Ian teaches Chemistry, Physics and Robotics. He co-facilitates the CTTL’s “Creating Innovators through Design Thinking” workshop and is responsible for the CTTL’s Teacher and Student Research Fellowship Program.
Ian has presented at more than a dozen major conferences including SXSWedu (USA), Festival of Education (UK), researchEd (USA), National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference (USA), Learning and the Brain Conference (USA) and MBEafrica18 (RSA).

Sponsorship Opportunities

The event in 2018 was sold out. #MBEafrica19 promises to be just as successful whilst remaining interactive and intimate.

Should your company be interested in sponsoring the event and/or a delegate, please click on the button below and complete the information form.

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