Preparing Children for the 21st Century - Neuroscience and Education

  • Geraldton Grammar School 134 George Road Beresford, WA, 6530 Australia

How can we prepare children’s brains for and 21st Century challenges and opportunities?

How can we develop our children's highest cognitive potentials?

Did you know that the last part of your child’s brain to “mature” is the prefrontal cortex? And of course you might well say “so what” and ask, “Does this really matter?” Dr. Wills will explain in clear and simple terms why it does indeed matter for your child and how it will impact on their current and future success. This area of the brain is effectively the control center for goal directed planning and other additional executive functions such as; judgment, critical analysis, prioritizing, deduction, induction, imagination, communication, reflective (versus reactive) emotional control, risk assessment, planning, and perseverance.

You would probably agree that these are all pretty important functions. The good news is you don’t need to be a neuroscientist to understand Judy Wills fascinating yet accessible talk on this important topic.

These strategies will provide opportunities for your child to cultivate the innovative and creative mindset to not only achieve his/her highest potential now, but to also help your child in preparing for work and play in the 21st Century

At this interactive session you will hear from an international expert with incredible insights invaluable for your child's development. This will enable you to help children & teens to:

Achieve emotional regulation,
Get started & stay on task.
Keep track of things they need to do,
Stick with tasks long enough to get them done,
Plan long-term assignments
Improve attention
Follow instructions
Remember what they learned
Edit work
Keep their notebooks, lockers, and backpacks uncluttered and organised.

This event is an initiative of the Mount Tarcoola Primary School Neurology in Education Group Initiative, auspiced by John Willcock College and Geraldton Senior College P&C.

Funding support has been provided through the State Government's Royalties for Regions Community Chest Fund and the Mid West Development Commission.

Sponsor support includes Western Australian Centre for Rural Health, John Willock College, Geraldton Senior College, Allendale Primary School, Western Australian Public Health Alliance, Geraldton Universities Centre, Geraldton Grammar School, Child and Parent Centre Rangeway, Ian Blayney MLC,, Ocean Centre Hotel, Scinapse and Inspiring Australia.

There are 6 other events with Judy Willis. For further information on those events, contact Mt Tarcoola Primary School front office on (08) 9921 4066:

1st June, 9-12 noon - WACRH - Early Childhood Network
2nd June, 10-11am - Geraldton Senior College - Adolescents
2nd June, 1-3pm - GUC - Students and Tutors
2nd June, 6-8pm - WACRH - Health Professionals
3rd June, 8:30-11:30pm - John Willcock College - High School Educators
3rd June, 12:30-3:30pm - John Willcock College - Primary School Educators
Who to contact for enquiries:    Mt Tarcoola Primary School on (08) 9921 4066