“How do people learn and what can we do to improve learning?”
April 2, 2019
By The ITSI Team

Internationally recognised Dr Daisy Pellant to present at 2nd annual workshop on Mind, Brain and Education in Africa

ITSI, the pioneering provider of educational tools based on established research in the field of educational neurosciences, is proud to announce that Dr Daisy Pellant, Director at the prestigious Peter Clark Center for Mind, Brain, and Education in Minneapolis, will be presenting at ITSI’s workshop on “The Sciences of Learning” – the only one of its kind in Africa.


Following the success of the 2018 seminar, the 2019 workshop will explore the latest findings on neuroscience research and its relation to education, and will ask the question: “How do people learn and what can we do to improve learning?”

Dr Lieb Liebenberg, Research Fellow at the Department of Informatics, University of Pretoria and CEO at ITSI, will also present at the workshop.


Day one of the programme will focus on the essentials regarding Mind, Brain, and Education, exploring mindsets, knowledge and research to classroom translation skills. Mind, Brain, and Education Power Strategies for educators will be made concrete through interactive sessions within groups.


Day two will focus on how educators can translate and align MBE to the design of their schools, classrooms and work with students. The workshop will conclude with practical advice on the next steps as an MBE Educator.

MBEafrica19 is endorsed by SACE and attendees will receive 15 CPTD points whilst walking away from the event with a ready-to-implement action plan.


Bookings are now open, to secure your seat click here:  MBE Workshop | Book your seat

Speaker: Daisy Pellant

Dr. Daisy Pellant is the Director of the Peter Clark Center (PCC) for Mind, Brain, and Education at Breck School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The PCC works faculty to reach every student with the goal of creating confident lifelong learners. Students are supported to understand learning and themselves as learners, families are engaged in supporting their children as learners, and faculty are inspired to develop expertise in pedagogy aligned with current neuroscience. Daisy holds a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and master’s degrees in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a Ph.D. in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard University where she taught alongside Dr. Kurt Fisher, founder of the international MBE Society.

About Speaker: Dr Lieb Liebenberg

Dr. Lieb Liebenberg is a Research Fellow at the Department of Informatics at the University of Pretoria and has been the CEO of ITSI since 2006. He has been involved in learning research and development since 2006 and has delivered academic papers on e-learning as well as published on the subject in peer-reviewed journals. His current focus is on technology and the learning brain.

About ITSI

Research from the sciences of learning has advanced significantly in recent times and these insights are at the heart of the ITSI Solution. A research-informed company, ITSI develops solutions that are in line with these developments, enabling schools to deliver any educational content via an interactive digital platform for both educators and students.

A key aspect of the ITSI success story is the unrivalled training, professional development and support to lecturers, teachers and students – ensuring they are ready for the 4th industrial revolution.

ITSI brings the futures of education to schools – delivering an exceptional tailored learning experience to any educator and any student with any content, anytime.


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