Mind, Brain, and Education

Mind, Brain, and Education

News & Events

IMBES Conference on May 28-30, 2009 in Philadelphia
I hope that you will join us at the biennial conference of the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society (www.imbes.org), to be held May 28--30, 2009, at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference provides a forum to explore exciting new advances in the emerging field of Mind, Brain, and Education. In the spirit of encouraging and supporting collaborative efforts among cognitive scientists, developmental scientists, neuroscientists, and educators, the IMBES conference creates a promising environment in which researchers and educators can together offer new insights into behavior and the brain that can inform both educational practice and new scientific investigations.

You are encouraged to contact David Daniel (dbdaniel@imbes.org) with any questions.

Kurt Fischer, President of IMBES

Connecting the Mind, Brain and Education
June 29–July 3, 2009 
The institute brings together educators and researchers to explore promising developments, new insights, and emerging connections in the fields of cognitive science, neuroscience and educational practice. Through a combination of face-to-face learning at Harvard and both pre- and post-institute interaction, participants better understand the powerful links between these disciplines and how contemporary research can inform their own teaching and research agendas.

Learning and the Brain Conference: A conference for teachers and other education practitioners exploring ways to use brain research findings to improve behavior and learning in teens and children.

MBE Highlights

MBE journal: The official journal of the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society, and the first journal devoted to making the latest research on biology and cognitive neuroscience, as it relates to learning, accessible to a broad range of educators.

IMBES conference: The International Mind, Brain, and Education Society held its inaugural conference, November 1-3, 2007, in Fort Worth, Texas.

From HGSE's Ed. magazine:

The Myths and Promises of the Learning Brain, by MBE Director Kurt Fischer (Spring 2004 )

Mind, Brain, and Education: Linking Biology, Neuroscience, & Educational Practice, by Julia Hanna  (Winter 2004-05) 

Kurt Fischer speaks about the integration of web lectures into MBE courses. Click here to view lecture.

MBE Useable Knowlege Conference 2004 "Mind, Brain, and Education" was a small working conference of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners that will synthesize insights from leading researchers proactively building linkages between biological/cognitive science and educational practice.

The 400th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences was celebrated with a meeting on Mind, Brain, and Education!
Organized by Antonio M. Battro (Academia Nacional de Educacion, Argentina), Kurt Fischer (MBE Director) and Pierre Lena (Universite Denis Diderot, Paris) work to join the gap to connect neuroscience and education was emphasized. Information on the conference, which took place November 7-11, 2003, in Vatican City, can be found here.

MBE Alumni in the News

Gateway teacher goes to Harvard to learn how kids brains function Kaia Huseby, Ed.M. '07 (16KB pdf), is profiled for her innovative math teaching at Gateway School in Santa Cruz, California.

The Common Language of the Mind, Brain, and Education
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development interviews recent MBE grad Christina Hinton, Ed.M.'06. (OECD.org, 6/06)