Event

Collecting the many ideas and questions that emerged from the previous edition, the event wants to offer a space for dialogue and comparison between classical pedagogy and neuroscience. The purpose is to create an integrated vision that, laying the foundation on the complexity and uniqueness of the human being, offers the opportunity to build educational experiences and inclusive teaching of every aspect of human and social reality, integrating knowledge from disciplines seemingly distant from each other.

Cognitive elements such as learning, attention, memory, language and relevant neuroscientific studies highlight potentialities that, in dialogue with pedagogy, can lead to the creation of educational processes and teaching practices that put at the center the learner and his harmonious development as a person before as a knower. Factors such as emotions, motivation, corporeity are often forgotten in everyday educational design and practice even though they can determine its effectiveness. Neuroscientific studies offer the opportunity to bring back the focus on these aspects, as well as guide the investigation and the formulation of innovative and inclusive educational proposals.

In recent years there have been numerous studies and empirical evidence produced in the field of neuroscience on the issues of learning and development, sometimes in a parallel journey than the classical pedagogy, committed to acquire, interpret and resolve the questions coming from educational organizations that daily face the challenges posed by the complexity of today’s scenario. It is necessary to build a communicative bridge, a common language, on which to base dialogue and confrontation, with the aim of creating an integrated vision that combines the potential of different disciplines.

REN Conference wants to offer the necessary space and opportunities to build, through dialogue between scholars, scientists and practitioners, an integrated pedagogical vision.

The themes of the debate will focus on the opportunity that the encounter between classical pedagogy and neuroscience offers us to reinterpret educational processes in complex multicultural contexts of diversity and deviance. The focus will also include corporeality in learning and knowledge processes and multimedia as an innovative educational context.

The conference will be articulated in a symposium with the leading experts of the different disciplinary fields and in parallel sessions and working groups in which the attention will be focused on different thematic areas, distinguished by application:

  1. Learning and continuing education for teachers and educators
  2. Motor education, sport and corporeity in educational processes and learning
  3. Innovative and inclusive pedagogical proposals in contexts of diversity, marginality and deviance
  4. Multimedia environments and Artificial Intelligence: new educational opportunities
  5. Pedagogical epistemology and didactics: innovative educational practices.

The proceedings of the conference will be published in a volume edited by Edizioni Universitarie Romane. In addition, the contributions, which will have passed the peer review process, will be part of a special issue of the Italian Journal of Health Education, Sports and Inclusive Didactics.