Turning Education on its Head: New Research Discovers How Children Really Learn

classroom4Recent discoveries in neuroscience have completely changed our picture of how human beings learn. In this ground-breaking talk Douglas Gerwin, Ph.D. will review the contemporary research which sheds new light on how—and for how long—our brains develop. New neurological research shows that the brain behaves less like a “hard-wired” computer and more like a dense forest in which pathways appear through repeated use and disappear through neglect. The implications of this research for the future of education are powerful, especially since the neurological functions of children and young adults do not fully develop until they reach their early twenties. Douglas Gerwin, Ph.D., will explore how education can spur children to develop their powers of multiple intelligence. This not-to-be-missed lecture will show parents, educators, and doctors the newest research about how our brains work, with a special emphasis on our children's brains. We all know our kids are smart but their special skills and intelligence  may not always be able to be measured by schools and tests. How can we foster our children’s own special brand of intelligence? How can we help them become creative problem solvers who can face the world’s challenges? This lecture led by Douglas Gerwin, Ph.D. should be "required" attendance for all educators and parents. Douglas Gerwin, Ph.D., has been an educator for more than 30 years, is currently Director of the Center for Anthroposophy in Wilton, NH and  co-Director of the Research Institute for Waldorf Education. Date: Friday, March 28, 2014 Location: Seacoast Waldorf School Time: 7pm-9pm Cost: $10 per person Space is limited. Advanced ticket purchase is strongly suggested. To purchase tickets click here. For more information, please call the school office at 207-686-3140.