Brain and Learning: Who's Who
The people involved in the OECD-CERI Brain & Learning project encapsulate into three networks (Reading, Numeracy, and Lifelong Learning) a wide variety of nations and scientific researchers which together form a unique foundation for the dissemination of information, relatively free from specific national interests, to a global international target audience of educators and educational policy-makers.
Networks of Educators and Neuroscientists
What do educators and neuroscientists have in common? Both are vitally interested in learning and memory, and both groups want to create conditions that allow human potential to develop to its maximum. Not only are neuroscientists interested in having a venue for their research, but educators also look to neuroscience for solutions to better educate children and adults in general, as well as those with learning disabilities.
The OECD-CERI programme works in close collaboration with the three interrelated networks (Reading, Numeracy and Lifelong Learning) of scientists in order to co-ordinate international meetings, oversee dissemination activities, and specifically seek out ways in which to make the information accessible to an international target audience of educators and educational policy-makers.
Each of the three networks consists of a group of permanent panel members which will include cognitive and brain science researchers as well as educational researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners. Occasional participants are specifically invited to attend meetings for which they have particular expertise in topics most crucial to the theme of each meeting.