Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lab Tour
- School Program
- Other: IV Joinville Brain Bee
- High school students (9-12)
- K-12 Teachers
- Middle school students (6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Lives were promoted with partner institutions on the official instagram channels (@colegiolerote and @mentorialerote), with researchers on the following topics: i) Neuroscience and learning: myths and truths; ii) Child development and executive functions and iii) Neuromyths and best practices for the brain.
The following actions were carried out on the College campus:
a) Workshops on Neuroanatomy and Neuropathology, Cognition and Logic, Body and Movement, Attention and Memory, Stimuli and Perception;
b) Elective classes of Human Anatomy and Physiology;
c) Life Project classes with the participation of School Psychology approaching the nervous system and emotions in mindfulness practices;
d) Application of neuropsychopedagogical screenings, games and tests, in addition to intervention protocols in executive functions, logic, motor behavior, visuospatial perception and data collection for research in neuropsychopedagogy;
Application of Piagetian tests and neurosensory stimulation circuits.
Approximate number of people reached:
Details of the main events/activities of Brain Awareness Week:
The project aimed to sensitize the school community about the relevance and themes of neurosciences applied to education, based on the scope of a global campaign entitled Brain Week, which emphasizes the popularization of neuroscience discoveries. In dialogue and partnership with higher education, extension and research institutions, the school sought to articulate the conceptual bases of Neuropsychopedagogy as a science of learning and the structuring axes of the NEM, as an integrating proposal between the school community and academia in favor of the meaning of knowledge and scientific dissemination.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Social Media
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Certificate of Participation
- Kids' Fact Sheets Grades 9-12
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Lesson Plans
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- Brain Awareness Week Logos
- Brain Awareness Week Facebook Cover Image
- Brain Awareness Week Editable Flyer
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
It is concluded that when considering the amount of interaction in the College’s social networks and the analysis of the perceptions expressed by the interviewees, the 1st edition of the Semana do Cérebro enabled a wide dissemination of neurosciences and its themes to the school community and external public, so that the participants could access the basic concepts of neurosciences, deconstructing myths that make it impossible to have a real understanding of this scientific field.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
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