Parents invited to free Flinders Speaker Series: “A Tour Through the Teenage Brain”

Matthew Flinders Anglican College invites parents and carers at Flinders and in the Sunshine Coast community to the second presentation in the 2020 Flinders Speaker Series on Tuesday, 17 March from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

Dr Jared Cooney Horvath (PhD, MEd), an expert in the field of Educational Neuroscience with a focus on learning, memory and attention, will share his presentation, ‘Is my Teenager Crazy? A Tour Through the Teenage Brain’.

Flinders Principal Stuart Meade said the free presentation was an opportunity for school, parents and community to come together and learn how to support our young people through their schooling years for their health and wellbeing.

Dr Horvath will address the question many parents ponder: what is going on with my teenager? Sometimes they’re bored, disengaged and unmotivated, and other times they’re risky, unpredictable and emotionally volatile.

The presentation will explore the brain, how it develops, and how things change during adolescence and early adult-hood.

Through fun, interactive activities, parents will learn how (and why) teenagers think differently than adults, and consider ways to support them academically, emotionally, and cognitively.

Dr Horvath has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Melbourne, and over 100 schools internationally.

He has published five books and more than 30 research articles, and his work has been featured in numerous popular publications, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Economist, and ABC’s Catalyst.

He currently serves as Director of The Science of Learning Group, a team dedicated to bringing the latest brain and behavioural research to teachers, students, and parents.

Principal Stuart Meade said, “This is the third year of our Flinders Speaker Series, which is designed to bring school, home and the community together to learn and share strategies on important issues so that we may more confidently support the emotional and physical wellbeing of our children and young people”.

The Flinders Speaker Series is sponsored by the Flinders P&F.

Parents, carers and staff from the College are invited, along with parents and carers from the local Sunshine Coast community.

Flinders Speaker Series 2020
‘Is my Teenager Crazy? A Tour Through the Teenage Brain’ with Dr Jared Cooney Horvath (PhD, MEd)
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 at 6:00pm
Refreshments 6pm | Presentation 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Flinders Performance Centre
Stringybark Road, Buderim, 4556
No cost. Bookings are essential.
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