Open lectures: Brain, Cognition, Education and Gender Equality (30-31/03/2023)

Dr Judith Alejandra Kohan, professor at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, member of the Council for the Advancement of Women in Science and Technology of the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology, and an expert in cognition, is visiting the Open University of Cyprus in the context of the Erasmus+ International Mobility Programme. During her visit on March 27-31, 2023, she will deliver two lectures/workshops on the topics of Brain, Cognition, Education and Gender, which are of interest to students, academics, researchers, and the general public.

The first online lecture is entitled: “Brain, Cognition and Education”, and will be held on Thursday the 30th of March 2023 at 19:30 (GMT+2). Live streaming link: One of the fascinating research fronts in recent decades that has been added to the study of the learning process is the study of the functioning of the human brain. In recent years, an attempt has been made to understand the significance of these findings for teaching and learning and to discuss them with educators. The main questions discussed in this lecture deal with how scientific ideas in the field of brain and learning can "take a place in the classroom," what is the potential of this field of research in the design of pedagogy, and finally, how can the new knowledge be known and used in the classroom and thereby challenge and confirm research in the field of cognition and neuro-cognition.

An open hybrid workshop on “Gender Equality Issues” will be delivered on Friday the 31st of March 2023 at 17:00 (GMT+2). In order to strive for social change while examining the concepts of rights, justice, identity, and awareness in the modern world, we must create a space that allows equal opportunity for the development and growth of each individual. An expression of these perceptions should be present in gender studies by reflecting on new topics, theories, and methodologies that will examine ideas about masculinity and femininity. Since the differences between the sexes depend on culture and society, as well as the context in which it takes place, it is essential to explore intersections of feminist studies along with studies of masculinity and present alternatives to gender relations and perceptions that challenge traditional education. Therefore, understanding the conditions that determine how gender is a source of power will lead to the improvement of the many ways we differ from each other and how we can find innovative ways to interact with each other in a diverse society and thus allow an equal opportunity for the development and growth of both boys and girls. The workshop will be held at the main OUC building in Nicosia (33 Yiannou Kranidioti Avenue, 2220 Latsia), and will be broadcasted live through the OUC eLearning Platform through this web link:

An expert in cognition, Dr. Judith Alejandra Kohan mainly deals with interpersonal differences in thinking and learning among students in general and in the field of giftedness and gender in particular. She earned her Ph.D. from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which deals with gender issues in the assessment of giftedness, and a post-doctorate in the field of promoting gifted girls in mathematics. In addition, she has a teaching certificate in psychology, a didactic diagnostic certificate, a psychometric expert, and a neurofeedback practitioner. She serves as a member of various committees, including the Council for the Advancement of Women in Science and Technology of the Ministry of Science and Technology. She also serves as a consultant in her expertise fields in public and private educational organizations, including the promotion of female students in STEM subjects as well as the development and examination of assessment tools for evaluating various cognitive abilities.


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