Pre-conference event


1 July

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

<p><span style="color: #5f93b1;"><strong>Entity involved:</strong></span> <span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #5f93b1;"><a style="color: #5f93b1; text-decoration: underline;" href="about:blank">Jacobs Foundation</a></span></p> <p><br /><span style="color: #5f93b1;"><strong>Contact/Responsible person:</strong></span> Alexandra Guentzer, Jacobs Foundation, <span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #5f93b1;"><a style="color: #5f93b1; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:alexandra.guentzer@jacobsfoundation.org">alexandra.guentzer@jacobsfoundation.org</a></span></p> <p><br /><span style="color: #5f93b1;"><strong>Number of participants:</strong></span> max. including 22 grantees&nbsp;: 60</p> <p><br /><span style="color: #be6c6b;"><em>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.</em></span></p> <p><br /><span style="color: #5f93b1;"><strong>SCHEDULE (for the entire event)</strong>:</span></p> <p><strong>10:30 to 11:00:</strong> welcome coffee and networking for the 23 travel grantees</p> <p><strong>11:00 to 13:00:</strong> session for 22 travel grantees only</p> <p><strong>13:00 to 14:00:</strong> lunch for grantees</p> <p><strong>14:00 to 16:00:</strong> workshop open to all WCSJ2019 participants (total maximum, including 22 grantees: 60)</p> <p><br />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.&nbsp;<br /> Researchers may soon be able to tell us how to tailor education to each child&rsquo;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 &ndash; psychology, neurobiology, evolutionary biology, pediatrics, education, behavioral genetics, computer science and human-computer interaction &ndash; need to be involved in this endeavor.&nbsp;<br /> 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?</p> <p><br /><span style="color: #5f93b1;"><strong>PROGRAM </strong></span></p> <p>11:00 &ndash; 11:05</p> <p><strong>Welcome Note</strong></p> <p><br />11:05 &ndash; 13:00</p> <p><strong>4 Round-table discussions </strong>with a chance to participate in each (30 minutes x 4)</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="color: #5f93b1;">The conversation between neuroscientists and educators</span><br /> <strong>Annie Brookman-Byrne</strong><br /> <em>Deputy Editor of The Psychologist</em></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><br /><span style="color: #5f93b1;">Sci-Art as an intermediary</span><br /> <strong>Nora Maria Raschle</strong><br /> <em>Assistant Professor of Psychology for Childhood and Adolescence, University of Zurich, Switzerland; Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development</em></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><br /><span style="color: #5f93b1;">Involving the public in implementing scientific findings</span><br /> <strong>Cristina Riesen</strong><br /> Entrepreneur and Founder &ldquo;We Are Play Lab&rdquo;, Switzerland</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em><br /> </em><span style="color: #5f93b1;">Challenges in communicating science</span><em><br /> </em><strong>Sabine Gysi<br /></strong>Chief Editor BOLD, Blog on Learning and Development</p> <p><br /><br /> 13:00 &ndash; 14:00</p> <p><strong>Joint lunch &amp; networking<br /> <br /> </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>14:00 &ndash; 16:00</p> <p><strong>Introduction to the Jacobs Foundation's Program &laquo;Science of Learning&raquo;<br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Gelgia Fetz Fernandes</strong></p> <p><em>Program Manager Research Jacobs Foundation (15 min)</em></p> <p><br /> <strong>Genetics and Education<br /> </strong></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="color: #5f93b1;">Child development &ndash; what&rsquo;s genetics got to do with it?</span><br /> <strong>Katrin M&auml;nnik</strong><br /> <em>Research Associate, Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland (30 minutes)</em></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><br /> <span style="color: #5f93b1;">Can we predict education from DNA?</span><br /> <strong>Sophie von Stumm</strong><br /> <em>Professor, Department of Education, University of York (30 minutes)</em></p> <p><br /> <strong>Wrap-Up Session </strong>(45 minutes)</p> <p><br /><img src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/598a9f_d4d5efd3b1f74f64bb29e869568e4829~mv2.png" alt="" width="287" height="114" /></p>