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Learning, your brain and the implications for effective L&D

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Dr Itiel Dor, cognitive neuroscientist, is to open the Learning Technologies Summer Forum in London this June, aiming to help the L&D community to create memorable learning experiences that affect long-term behaviour.

Cognitive neuroscientist, Itiel Dror, is to deliver the opening keynote at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum
Cognitive neuroscientist, Itiel Dror, is to deliver the opening keynote at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum 

“In the learning and development profession we deal with the most brilliant, complex machine on earth the human brain. To do our jobs well, we have to understand its intricacies and idiosyncrasies. Who better to guide us through that than leading cognitive scientist, Dr Itiel Dror?” explains Learning Technologies Summer Forum conference chair, Donald Taylor.

“The brain is amazingly powerful, but it is not a simple machine that records the world around it so great L&D requires a lot more than simply presenting people with information. In this opening keynote, we welcome Dr Itiel Dror back to the conference to explore how L&D professionals can use an understanding of the mind to help people learn more effectively.”

That means moving away from just building up knowledge to affecting behaviour long-term. How can we create memorable learning experiences that do this, and what part does the brain’s architecture have on how we should work?

Itiel Dror’s opening Learning Technologies Summer Forum conference keynote covers:

  • Cognitive science and why we remember or don’t
  • Making learning impact behaviour long-term
  • The crucial role of the brain’s architecture
  • Helping people build useful mental representations
  • What all this means for learning design

Dr. Dror's academic work relates to theoretical issues underlying human performance and cognition. His research examines the information processing involved in perception, judgment and decision-making. Dr. Itiel Dror has published dozens of peer-reviewed scientific articles and serves as Associate Editor and on the Editorial Boards of several scientific journals. Dr. Itiel Dror's specialty is in taking the most theoretical scientific understanding of the human mind, brain and cognition, and translating it into practical and tangible ways to improve human performance in real world domains.

Learning Technologies 2017 Summer Forum is at London Olympia on 13 June 2017. The full conference programme is available from the Learning Technologies Summer Forum website, along with how to attend, conference booking information and details about the co-located Learning Technologies Summer Forum exhibition.