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Solving the Frankenstein Problem: Why all learning is social and emotional to the brain is a Course

Solving the Frankenstein Problem: Why all learning is social and emotional to the brain

Oct 10, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

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Date and time

Wednesday 12 October 2022, 4.15 pm – 5.45 pm

Delivery mode
Online (Zoom)

Principals, senior school leaders, teachers and anyone with an interest in education and student wellbeing.

About Reignite
This webinar is part of Reignite – a series of thought-provoking online events to reinvigorate educational aspirations and inspire thoughtful practices for preparing young people to engage in our complex contemporary world. Find out more.

Emotions and social relationships shape our thoughts, actions and experiences – how we think and who we become – not just personally, but academically. How and why is this the case? And what does this mean for teachers and the design of educational environments and activities? 

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang will present her research on emotional engagement in the brain, showing how deep learning happens and highlighting the interdependencies of thoughts and feelings as students learn.

Her studies reveal how effective schooling is not simply about what students know and can do, but about how students learn to learn, and about how they experience the learning process. The findings underscore the necessity of supporting students’ humanity – their character, citizenship and purpose – to optimally support their academic growth. 

Following Professor Immordino-Yang's presentation, we will have dedicated time for small group discussion. These learning groups will allow participants to unpack content and leverage ideas for long-term impact.

Presenter information

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD, is a Professor of Education at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education, a Professor of Psychology at the Brain and Creativity Institute, a member of the Neuroscience Graduate Program Faculty at the University of Southern California, and Director of the USC Center for Affective Neuroscience, Development, Learning and Education (CANDLE).

Mary Helen is serving as a distinguished scientist on the Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development, as well as appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on the Science and Practice of Learning. She is associate editor for the award-winning journal Mind, Brain and Education and for the new journal AERA Open, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Cogent Psychology and Culture and Brain.