LASchool is a meeting that gather Students and Faculties from all over the world in Latin America to build new bridges between Education, Cognitive and Neural Sciences. Each year, LASchool’s participants work together for two weeks to generate project proposals potentially relevant for the development, design and implementation of effective science-based educational practices. LASchool series have been inspired by the ideas raised in The Santiago Declaration, in 2007.
Previous LASchools took place in Atacama, Chile (2011), Patagonia, Argentina (2012), Bahia, Brazil (2013), and Punta del Este, Uruguay (2014). All these experiences have brought together more than 150 researchers and 200 students in a continuing effort to promote the scientific work at the interface between Education and Science.
This 5th version of the LASchool is organized by the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and will take place in San Pedro de Atacama, Hotel Cumbres, for the second time. The LASchool will develop several issues such as the transition from informal to formal education, how brain systems change through development and education, and how social programs may impact education. The beauty and tranquility of San Pedro de Atacama offer perfect conditions to share time for interaction, feedback, cross-inspiration, and collaborations.
The applications can be done by clicking on “Join the Event”, and will be received until November 15 2014 23:59. Applicants should be English-speaking graduate students, postdoctoral fellows or independent researchers dedicated to exploring the relationships between cognition, brain, learning and education. LASchool has a focus on Latin America, but applicants from all countries are invited to apply. The school will cover all travel, board and lodging expenses for the selected candidates