Communicating research to support the evolution of teaching

Future Conference

What makes teenagers tick? Why does their behaviour seem to be erratic at times? How can we help them maximise their potential? What does the research on the adolescent brain tell us?

Building on the success of FutureEd™ 2017, this summit will again bring together leading experts, teachers, schools leaders, researchers and practitioners to explore ways in which we can help our young people maximise their potential.

The summit includes presentations from leading experts in their fields, together with facilitated, round-table discussions tackling key issues affecting young people and education today.

Speakers include:

Geoff Barton, General Secretary, ASCL

Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, UCL Institute ofCognitive Neuroscience

Dr Kou Murayama, Department of Psychology, Universityof Reading.

Dr Martina Lecky, Headteacher, Ruislip High School

Professor Sophie Scott, UCL Institute of CognitiveNeuroscience

What delegates said about FutureED™ 2017:
Overall, the entire event was not only informative from the neuroscience point of view but also a good chance to discuss how current research can influence practice in the future.
Something useful in all of the sessions. Loads of ideas to take back to school and try. Great discussions with the colleagues on my table.
All of it. Has been a very engaging day.

Book online at www.ascl.org.uk/futureed

A joint summit with ASCL and Learnus® with UCL Institute of Education

Outline Programme

Registration and refreshments

Round-table discussion 2: Getting young people motivated


Welcome and Opening Remarks
Geoff Barton, General Secretary, ASCL


Questions and answers with Kou Murayama


Inventing Ourselves: the secret life of the teenage brain
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore,
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Deputy Director, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.


A School Perspective: Reflections on changing culture Martina Lecky, Headteacher, Ruislip High School


Round-table discussion 1: Engaging with the teenage brain
Refreshments available


Round-table discussion 3: Tackling Change in School
Refreshments available


Questions and answers with Sarah-Jayne Blakemore


Questions and answers with Martina Lecky




Communication and Laughter
Sophie Scott
, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience


Promises and Perils of Rewards: the role of intrinsic motivation in education.
Kou Murayama
, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Reading.



Closing remarks and evaluation

Safe journey home