Our evolving understanding of the human brain provides a poignant metaphor for the future of education symbolizing untapped potential, emergence and creativity. And just as nothing happens in isolation in the brain, so too in the world: Can we afford to consider issues such as social skills, media, bullying, gender, learning differences, mental health and criminal justice in isolation?
We can no longer educate based on what was, but must rise to the challenge to educate for a world that will be fundamentally different than the one we see today. While skills development continues to be critical, children will also need to be resourceful, mentally well, physically healthy, confident and creative. More than ever before, knowing oneself and one’s unique abilities will be essential. Self awareness and introspection inform an internal compass that says clearly, “this is who I am, and this is how I want to contribute to my world.” In short, we need to create introspective life-long learners.
Keynote speaker Deepak Chopra is a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine. Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Known as a prolific author of over sixty-five books with twenty New York Times best sellers in both fiction and non fiction categories. His latest publication is a manual for relating to the brain in a revolutionary new way. Super Brain shows you how to use your brain as a gateway to health, happiness, and spiritual growth.
The conference takes place on April 18th and 19th, 2013 at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Optional in-depth post conference workshops are also available for delegates wishing to extend their experience.