The schedule of the afternoon is as follows:
- 1:00 PM Keynote speech, Prof. Usha Goswami (University of Cambridge)
- 2:00 PM Keynote speech, TBA, Associate Prof. Efthymios Papatzikis (Oslo Metropolitan University)
- 3:15 PM Ongoing neuroeducational research in the Faculty, introduced by Research Director Mari Tervaniemi (CREDU-project) and Prof. Minna Huotilainen (Centre of Excellence in Music, Mind, Brain and Body)
- 3:45PM Closing words from Associate Prof. Papatzikis and Research Director Tervaniemi
There will be time for discussion after each presentation, and in addition, Associate Prof. Papatzikis will provide participants with some background reading material in advance. Abstracts of the international speakers’ talks will be made available soon. In the meantime, please register for the event here, and read on for more information on the speakers.
Prof. Usha Goswami is a world-leading researcher in the fields of neuroscience and education with a special focus on reading acquisition. Professor Goswami is Professor of Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of St John’s College Cambridge. Professor Goswami founded and serves as Director of the world’s first Centre for Neuroscience in Education. She was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2013, a Fellow of the German National Academy in 2020, a Fellow of the Royal Society London in 2021, and was also made a Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s New Year Honours in 2021. She has won a range of international prizes for her research. She has given talks on neuroscience and learning in numerous countries’ governments and organizations, has published 8 books and over 180 research papers, and has written widely for educators and for the public.
Associate Prof. Efthymios Papatzikis’ research is situated in the interdisciplinary crossroads of Neuroscience, Psychology, Music, and Sound, with a special focus on the first years of life. He has made a long-term international commitment to promoting interdisciplinary and multi-method approaches for diversifying and speeding up the progress of learning research. Associate Prof. Papatzikis is a member of the International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO), a board member of the Bright Start Foundation (Early Years Education and Development) in Geneva, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK, as well as collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) on mental health and clinical education/development matters in Geneva.
CREDU is a multidisciplinary research project based in the Universities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä. CREDU studies phenomena important to learning, such as fundamental cognitive and emotional mechanisms, the value of interaction, and the development of long-term learning motivation. The project examines, for example, how different learning environments (kindergartens, school classrooms, workplaces, or VR-environments) affect learning and the related background functions.
Centre of Excellence in Music, Mind, Body and Brain is a consortium between the Universities of Jyväskylä and Helsinki that studies music as a multimodal human experience and as a versatile engine of change. It studies how the cognitive, emotional, embodied, and interactional experience of music and the brain mechanisms underlying it change over the course of human life and in different disorders, and how music-based interventions can be optimized to enhance learning and wellbeing.
You are warmly welcome to join us!
On behalf of the EdPsy research community,
Mari Tervaniemi & Anna Rawlings