501 How Affective Neuroscience is Upsetting Educational Convention

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Thursday, May 16

“It is literally neurobiologically impossible to build memories, engage complex thoughts, or make meaningful decisions without emotion.”

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Research in the field of affective neuroscience by Mary Immordino-Yang, Antonio Damasio, and Jaak Panksepp is beginning to reveal a very different picture of how people learn.

In this session, we will examine the often-accepted mistakes drawn in interpreting classical studies such as the Forgetting Curve. We'll examine how memory can be modified, and explore the science behind the power of storytelling. Through it all, we'll look at how the affective context model provides a sound basis for learning design and delivery. You'll leave the session equipped to map your design concerns and make better decisions when it comes to resources and experience design.

Nick Shackleton-Jones

Director, Learning Innovation & Technology

PA Consulting Group

Nick Shackelton-Jones, director of learning innovation & technology at PA Consulting Group, has long been transfixed by the task of understanding people, technology, and the challenge of integrating the two. He is the author of the upcoming book, How People Learn. He began professional life as a psychology lecturer and author, and has worked with PA Consulting, Siemens, the BBC, and BP in roles encompassing learning strategy, leadership, innovation, technology, and multimedia. He is a regular conference speaker, and is the winner of the Learning & Performance Institute’s Award for Services to the Learning Industry, 2017.

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