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The IBE-UNESCO and IBRO push the frontier of knowledge with first neuroscience fellowship



IBE-UNESCO and the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) are pleased to welcome the first five IBE/IBRO Science of Learning Senior Fellows at the IBE headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, this week. This new fellowship program falls under the IBE's intensification of its knowledge brokerage role and its clearing house function on learning. The IBE/IBRO partnership seeks to heighten attention to the crucial role of neuroscience research in improving our understanding of how the human brain learns. Also, to how such understanding can inform education policy and practice in ways that can significantly address the urgent global learning crisis, and related challenges ranging from curriculum development, teacher training and professional development, teaching, learning, assessment, and equity of education quality.
The 2016 Senior Fellows are distinguished neuroscience researchers from five countries (Australia, Canada, Cuba, France and the United Kingdom). They will exchange a range of expertise and experience in the sciences of learning. They will work from the IBE headquarters for the next three months to translate key neuroscience research findings on learning and the brain to educators, policymakers and governments.
Join IBE/IBRO as they congratulate the 2016 Science of Learning Senior Fellows who were selected from over 50 applicants:
Ross Cunnington (Australia), Professor at the Queensland Brain Institute and School of Psychology at the University of Queensland
Amedeo D'Angiulli (Canada), Full Professor at the Department of Neuroscience & Institute of Disciplinary Studies, Child Studies, Carleton University
Paul Howard-Jones (UK), Professor of Neuroscience and Education at the University of Bristol
Jérôme Prado (France), Tenured Research Scientist at the Institut des Sciences Cognitives Marc Jeannerod (CNRS) & University of Lyon
Vivian Reigosa (Cuba), Senior Researcher and Deputy Director General of the Cuban Center for Neuroscience at Havana University.