Professor William T. (Billy) O’Connor is an internationally recognised leader in both research and education in neuroscience. He has been recognized by the award of the Conway Silver Medal for Achievement in the Biosciences and has secured over 3 million Euro in research funding. He is skilled and experienced in making neuroscience accessible to the public. Professor O’Connor has a keen interest in the application of neuroscience – the scientific study of the nervous system - to more effective education and training methods including such questions as - are good teachers born that way or can they be made? His blog ‘Inside the brain’ http://Inside-the-brain.com/ which was a finalist in this year's Irish Blog Awards reports on the latest from the world of brain research including recent neuroscience findings to get the best from your brain.
1. An overview of how problem-based learning is implemented and assessed in University of Limerick on the Graduate Medical School programme.
2. A review of how the brain learns and memorises new information
3. An examination of the different brain circuits involved in processing science and maths concepts, music and reading or laboratory skills
4. Recommendations on how we can facilitate and support appropriate learning environments.
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Click here to access a recording of this event. This was about two hours long but was extremely engaging with almost all the online participants staying on until the end.