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CFP: The North of England Education Conference (Sheffield, UK ~ Jan 2013)

[Given the theme of this conference, we thought DRF members might be interested…]

Event: The North of England Education Conference (NEEC)

Theme: Mind, Brain, Community: Inspiring Learners, Strengthening Resilience

Dates: 16th – 18th January 2013

Venue: Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield UK

Details: The North of England Education Conference (NEEC), established in 1903 is one of the UK’s most influential and prestigious annual education events. The 2013 conference will be held in the city of Sheffield and involves a unique partnership with Sheffield City Council, the School of Education at the University of Sheffield and Department of Teacher Education at Sheffield Hallam University.  As always, the NEEC will bring together service leaders and policy makers, headteachers, school leaders, academy principals and sponsors, practitioners and politicians as well as academics/researchers and people who work in schools and communities.

The organisers have identified the interface between neuroscience and education, in particular, as an area of crucial importance in what is now very much an age of technological and global interconnectivity.

They are inviting papers (critical, empirical, theoretical), symposia, workshops and posters from academics, researchers, practitioners and community groups which address one or more aspects of the Conference title.

The aims of the conference are:

  • to focus on aspects of mind and brain in relation to learning, schools, families and healthy communities
  • to explore the ideas and innovative practices which could shape the new education landscape both in and out of the classroom
  • to deliver a legacy of collaboration between academics, policy makers, practitioners and service users which will last well beyond the conference itself

Abstracts of no more than 150 words (500 words for symposia) should be submitted by 10th September 2012 via the on-line system on the Conference web-site: https://registration.livegroup.co.uk/neec2013/