ELF 2015 – Brain Changing & Mind Shifting

The ninth annual Education Leaders Forum was held at Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, Auckland on 25 and 26 August 2015. It was for education leaders and aspiring leaders from across the learning spectrum from early childhood to tertiary education and education stakeholders.

With the twin themes of Brain Changing & Mind Shifting – Neuroscience insights into learning and leading ELF15 focused on state of the science research and learning practices for boosting student achievement and effective leadership strategies for facilitating learning culture change with maximum engagement and minimum resistance.

There are important implications for all learners, not just those with disabilities, in a better understanding by all educators of new neuroscience and the general principles and specific practices of brain plasticity which assist learners strengthen weak cognitive capacities underlying learning dysfunctions through a programme of specific cognitive exercises.