Free presentation offers tips for children’s social and emotional development
Who: Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, applied developmental psychologist and associate professor, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology and Special Education at UBC’s Vancouver campus.
When: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21
Where: Lecture theatre EME 0050, Engineering, Management and Education building, 1137 Alumni Ave., UBC’s Okanagan campus, Kelowna
The public is invited to a free talk November 21 by internationally-renowned psychologist and educator Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, who will speak about the latest research on how children’s social and emotional learning (SEL) and development can be nurtured in classrooms. She will focus on recent work in the field of mindfulness-based education approaches.
The discussion includes a description of MindUP – a mindfulness-based education program for children in Kindergarten to Grade 8 that is being widely implemented in BC.
Schonert-Reichl is an award-winning teacher and has been internationally recognized for her collaborative work translating research into practice. In 2009, the Confederation of University Faculty Associations recognized her with its highest distinguished academic award, the Paz Buttedahl Career Achievement Award. In 2006, Schonert-Reichl chaired a dialogue between the Dalai Lama and leading educators, researchers, and policy makers on the themes of cultivating compassion and educating the heart.
This event is free but online registration is required. To register or for more information visit stirringmindsnov21.eventbrite.ca.
Stirring Minds is a free and open speaking series hosted by the Faculty of Education at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The series features visiting and local academics, intellectuals, policy-makers and professionals addressing provocative and challenging issues in educational theory, policy and practice. For more information, visit www.ubc.ca/okanagan/education/research/stirringminds
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