Panel discussion: The Art or The Science of Learning?

8 March, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
UQ Art Museum
University of Queensland Ferry Terminal
Sir William Macgregor Dr, St Lucia QLD 4067
UQ Art Museum
Panel discussion: The Art or The Science of Learning? @ UQ Art Museum | Saint Lucia | Queensland | Australia

Tuesday 8 March 6.00pm  UQ Art Museum
Panel discussion: The Art or The Science of Learning?

In association with the National Self-Portrait Prize exhibition, please join our panel discussion on The Art or The Science of Learning?

Bringing together the disciplines of neuroscience, psychology and education, the Science of Learning Research Centre aims to identify successful learning practices and explore different aspects of learning. What are some of the multiple tools and techniques that influence how the brain acquires new skills and knowledge and contribute to successful human learning? Moderated by Martin Mills, panellists Sally Butler, Liz Mackinlay, Fiona McMonagle and Pankaj Sah will discuss the entangled world of art and science, and the role of contemporary art and art education in the development of interdisciplinary pedagogies.

Sally Butler is an Associate Professor and Reader in Art History in the School of Communication and Arts at The University of Queensland. Sally’s research interests include visual politics, Australian Indigenous art, contemporary art, photography and new media art.

Elizabeth (Liz) Mackinlay is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at The University of Queensland. Liz is currently involved in a number of different research projects which include drumming circles for primary students and the politics and pedagogies of Indigenous Australian studies in primary and tertiary education contexts.

Fiona McMonagle is the winner of The University of Queensland’s 2015 National Self-Portrait Prize and a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne. She is well known for her lyrical watercolours and use of the constant process of looking and observation.

Martin Mills (Chair) is a Research Professor in the School of Education at The University of Queensland. Martin’s research interests include the sociology of education, social justice in education, alternative schooling, gender and education, school reform and new pedagogies.

Professor Pankaj Sah is the Director of the Science of Learning Centre and Director of the Queensland Brain Institute at The University of Queensland. Pankaj is renowned for his work in understanding the neural circuitry of the amygdala, an area of the brain that plays a central role in learning and memory formation.

Presented in partnership with the Science of Learning Research Centre, a collaboration between the Australian Council for Education Research and UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute.

The National Self-Portrait Prize (NSPP) exhibition will be open for viewing from 5.00pm, with light refreshments available in the foyer.

Curated by Michael Desmond, the NSPP exhibition continues until Sunday 13 March. Find out more 

Free. All welcome.  UQ Art Museum
RSVP Friday 4 March
07 33653046

Fiona McMonagle
One hundred days at 7pm 2015
single-channel video animation
00:00:16, looped
Animator and videographer: Declan McMonagle
Courtesy of the artist; Heiser Gallery, Brisbane; and Olsen Irwin, Sydney.
Winner of the National Self-Portrait Prize 2015.