Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
- Other: Parents
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Monday, March the 12th – „The Brain – structure and function”. This was a lecture for middle & high school students and their parents. We have discussed about neural networks and the connectome, about the difference between the brain of a child and the brain of an adult, the differences between senses, emotions and feelings. Tuesday, March the 13-th – „Neuromyths”. This was a conference about the theories of education and the need to bridge the gap between Neuroscience and Education. Wednesday, March the 14-th – „Neurodiversity”. This was a symposium based on Steve Silberman Ted talk about autism. The main idea was to make people understand there is no „normality” but a high diversity in brain wiring and we need to understand and to accept each-other. Thursday, March the 15-th – „Consciousness: Philosophy versus Neuroscience”. This was a lecture of an associate professor of Aesthetics from the University of Art, Bucharest, followed by a dialogue with a PhD student in Philosophy from Basel, Switzerland. Friday, March the 16-th – symposium about educational alternatives. This was a dialogue with home and unschooling families, who shared their experience about this option (given the fact that in Romania homeschooling is accepted only for extremely medical cases and those who opt for home or unschooling are on the edge of the law). Re-Design ngo did accomplish its goal concerning the need for Neuroscience in Education. Its educational centre promotes inter, intra, trans and multidisciplinarity under the supervision of polymaths, who are not only trainers and/or facilitators, but models as well for the youngsters looking for “living landmarks”. We are not only a free school, but en evaluation centre as well.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Press Release/Media Advisory
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
- BAW Poster
- BAW Web site banner
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
For us, as a bran new educational centre, with its personalized EOTAS (education other than at school) concept, BAW is a great opportunity to make the connection between the research in neurosciences and education. People are still under the spell of neuromyths, even teachers still believe in false ideas about how the brain functions. We need this cooperation between education and research.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
For us, experts form various fields came to join our holistic approach – inter, intra, trans, multidisciplinairty – in order to create a network of professionals who enjoy cooperation and knowledge sharing for the paradigm shift in education.
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Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
Yes, for our followers it was a very good opportunity to see this preoccupation for real science all around the world. Maybe some webinars on local aspects about Brain Awareness concept could help for a better sharing….