Educating and Raising Girls - Part 2

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Are you aware that neuroscientists continue to uncover a range of anatomical, chemical and functional differences between the brains of males and females? Many of these differences are quite pronounced during childhood and adolescence and as such impact on the behaviour and learning of children. To that end it is important to consider what you might do differently if you were armed with an understanding of what might be going on in the brains and minds of the girls you engage with each day. This workshop looks to uncover some of this information by focusing on contemporary research into how the brain develops, the differences that exist between boys and girls, and some of the implications this has for educating and raising girls in a way that nurtures the best of their nature.


Objectives and Outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of brain development
  • Understand the demands of the adolescent brain
  • Examine strategies for educating and engaging girls

Additional Information

SKU CONF2020EAG
Session Session 2 - 11:00am - 12:45pm
Day Day 2
Topic Child/Adolescent Development, Differentiation

Are you aware that neuroscientists continue to uncover a range of anatomical, chemical and functional differences between the brains of males and females? Many of these differences are quite pronounced during childhood and adolescence and as such impact on the behaviour and learning of children. To that end it is important to consider what you might do differently if you were armed with an understanding of what might be going on in the brains and minds of the girls you engage with each day. This workshop looks to uncover some of this information by focusing on contemporary research into how the brain develops, the differences that exist between boys and girls, and some of the implications this has for educating and raising girls in a way that nurtures the best of their nature.


Objectives and Outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of brain development
  • Understand the demands of the adolescent brain
  • Examine strategies for educating and engaging girls