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Registration dates : see here. His areas of research have been: educational technology, distance learning, job training, participation in education, educational research methodology and evaluation.

He has worked as a teacher at all educational level. He has been a director and advisor of training programs for teachers and supervisors in several Latin American countries, as well as external evaluator of programs. He has participated as a lecturer and speaker at various national and international conferences in Europe and Latin America.. He has authored over technical papers in journals. Her research is focused on the study of the participation of two neuromodulatory systems, the brainstem cholinergic system and the adrenergic system in learning and memory.

More recently she has also begun to investigate the effects of exercise on synaptic plasticity mechanisms and cognitive processes, in order to find parameters of exercise that can improve learning and memory in normal animals and to reduce cognitive deficiencies caused by traumatic brain damage. Although her research is carried out began at the basic level, in laboratory animals rats , the ultimate goal is to find mechanisms and future treatments that may be applied to people with difficulties caused by various learning etiologies.

Behav Brain Res. Homs-Ormo, S. Behav Neurosci. Neurobiol Learn Mem. Torras-Garcia, M. Decreased Anxiety Levels Related to Aging. Exp Brain Res. She has focused her research on the training of teachers, working with children and adolescents in complex situations and pedagogy as a field of knowledge in itself.

They have focused on topics such as work on transmission, aesthetics, children, the question of the ordinary and authority in contemporary times. He also pioneered the development of learning objects and was one of the first adopters and developers of RSS content syndication in education. Downes introduced the concept of e-learning 2.

Downes has been offering courses in Learning, Logic and Philosophy, both online and offline, since He has articles published in books, magazines and academic journals, and has presented his unique perspective on learning and technology more than times to audiences in 17 countries on five continents.

Ruth G. Thomas is Professor Ph. D in the University of Minnesota. Her research interests concern cognitive theory-based instructional design, curriculum and program development, and family and parent education. She directed a higher order thinking research program for several years. This research program investigated the thinking capacities that people use to meet the challenges of everyday life.

Two basic questions guided this research program: What is the nature and depth of the knowledge that people bring to problems and actions? This research program involved nine different research projects and six researchers, produced eight monographs, four doctoral dissertations, several journal articles and book chapters, and two books.

Some of these efforts have involved collaboration with other University units and other universities. Two graduate courses and an assessment procedure used in the Medical School have also been developed as an outgrowth of this work.

In addition, ways to use technology in cognitive theory-based instructional design to bring about and assess complex learning have been developed. A recently federally-sponsored study of Internet use in high schools emerged from this area of interest and also incorporated work on educational reform.

Her scholarly work has also focused on curriculum and program development, an area in which she has also done national and international consulting. Finally, she is interested in family education history and philosophy, an area in which she has developed and taught courses and published.

Among her high impact publications are: Thomas, R. Engaging learners in thinking. Cummings Eds. CD-ROM courseware.

Paul: University of Minnesota; Thomas, R. The tailored response test. Laster Eds. Thinking for ethical action in families and communities: Family and consumer sciences teacher education: Yearbook Reflective dialogue parent education design: Focus on parent development.

Family Relations, 45, Nel Noddings is Lee L. Her work has so far been translated into 12 languages. Noddings spent fifteen years as a teacher, administrator, and curriculum supervisor in public schools; she served as a mathematics department chairperson in New Jersey and as Director of the Laboratory Schools at the University of Chicago.

At Stanford, she received the Award for Teaching Excellence three times. Abstract submission: until 22nd of May Paper submission: until 30th of June Presentation submission: until 3rd of October Registration dates : see here.

Conference dates Online : October Offline : October. Journals of Theory of Education. Keynote Speaker: Ruth G. Thomas Ruth G. Follow the news on Facebook. Important dates Abstract submission: until 22nd of May Paper submission: until 30th of June Presentation submission: until 3rd of October Registration dates : see here.


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