Originally Broadcasted on Thursday November 12th, 2020
Webinar – Making the Most of Online School & Technology Use – A Brain-Based Perspective
“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”
Attend this webinar to:
- Understand the real constraints on students’ attention and focus with home-based learning
- Explore a fresh paradigm in shifting focus from the “what” of learning to the “how” of learning, which may be more aligned with the online school experience
- Learn about the latest brain-based advice on technological use in children from preschoolers to teens
The pandemic has forced many schools to close and move online abruptly. This has caused disruptions for all stakeholders – students, parents, teachers and administrators. From managing the short attention spans of preschoolers to motivating disengaged teens, the online school experience has brought about challenges, lessons and stresses for many. There are also concerns about the extended use of technology and devices in our children.
In this webinar, we’ll discuss the challenges of distance learning and technological use from a brain-based perspective for students from preschoolers to teens. We’ll also explore ways to maximise this experience and provide ideas to make the most for all who are learning or teaching from home. A shift in paradigm, expectations and deliverables, or a fresh way of looking at education, may help all of us to come out more successfully from this unwelcomed situation.
Suitable for: School administrators, teachers, counsellors, psychologists, allied educators, therapists, parents or anyone interested in the learning brain.
Ms Cheryl Chia, Paediatric Physiotherapist and Founder of BrainFit®
With more than 20 years’ experience in brain fitness training, Cheryl is an accomplished paediatric physiotherapist, who is also the founder of BrainFit, an entity that specialises in scientific brain fitness training. Cheryl holds a Master Degree in Physiotherapy Studies (Paediatrics) from the University of Queensland, Australia. She was awarded a full scholarship from KK Hospital and was also the overall coordinator for paediatric neurology physiotherapy there. She has lectured in Nanyang Polytechnic and is a much sought-after speaker, including at events organised by MediaCorp-SMART Parents, the Child Guidance Clinic and schools. She is a frequent invited guest on radio where she shares her expertise on brain fitness to help parents raise smarter and more resilient children. Cheryl is also an author and a mother to two young girls.