10:30 to 16:00 (for grantees); 14:00 to 16:00 pm (for all other delegates)
EPFL Campus, Building BC, Morning: Room BC02&B04; Afternoon: Room BC420
The science of learning and science journalism
Entity involved: Jacobs Foundation
Contact/Responsible person: Alexandra Guentzer, Jacobs Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of participants: max. including 22 grantees : 60
This workshop is linked to a fellowship; but other WCSJ2019 delegates will also be eligible to attend the afternoon workshop only, on a space-available basis.
SCHEDULE (for the entire event):
10:30 to 11:00: welcome coffee and networking for the 23 travel grantees
11:00 to 13:00: session for 22 travel grantees only
13:00 to 14:00: lunch for grantees
14:00 to 16:00: workshop open to all WCSJ2019 participants (total maximum, including 22 grantees: 60)
Each child is unique. Providing effective support for children and adolescents requires an understanding of how they develop and learn. Research plays a critical role in the development, evaluation, improvement and dissemination of interventions and programs to benefit children and young people.
Researchers may soon be able to tell us how to tailor education to each child’s individual needs, taking into account biological, social and economic differences. This would be a historic breakthrough, and could help to overcome disadvantages that can affect children for a lifetime. A wide variety of disciplines – psychology, neurobiology, evolutionary biology, pediatrics, education, behavioral genetics, computer science and human-computer interaction – need to be involved in this endeavor.
From a communication perspective, the challenging questions are: How and to which extent can findings from this complex, interdisciplinary field be translated for the general public? What role does science journalism play, and what are its challenges in light of radical changes in society, media, and science?
11:00 – 11:05
11:05 – 13:00
4 Round-table discussions with a chance to participate in each (30 minutes x 4)
The conversation between neuroscientists and educators
Deputy Editor of The Psychologist
Sci-Art as an intermediary
Nora Maria Raschle
Assistant Professor of Psychology for Childhood and Adolescence, University of Zurich, Switzerland; Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development
Involving the public in implementing scientific findings
Entrepreneur and Founder “We Are Play Lab”, Switzerland
Challenges in communicating science
Chief Editor BOLD, Blog on Learning and Development
13:00 – 14:00
Joint lunch & networking
14:00 – 16:00
Introduction to the Jacobs Foundation's Program «Science of Learning»
Gelgia Fetz Fernandes
Program Manager Research Jacobs Foundation (15 min)
Genetics and Education
Child development – what’s genetics got to do with it?
Research Associate, Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland (30 minutes)
Can we predict education from DNA?
Sophie von Stumm
Professor, Department of Education, University of York (30 minutes)
Wrap-Up Session (45 minutes)