Brain + Learning = Minducate
Minducate is an innovation and learning center that brings together outstanding young researchers at TAU to explore the science of learning and create a bridge between education, academia, and industry. The center is a joint endeavor of the Sagol School of Neuroscience and TAU Online-Innovative Learning Center.
A yearly cohort of fellows lead novel, technology-based research combining fields ranging such as neuroscience and psychology to enhance our understanding of learning and teaching. The 2020 fellows focus on the future of learning.
For example, Dr. Konstantin Sonkin, of the Sagol School of Neuroscience, is creating a robot to enhance the motor and cognitive learning of special-needs children. Doctoral candidate. Yael Shavit, also of the Sagol School, researches the neuro-mechanisms that drive brain activity in order to improve language-acquisition skills. Tomer Gal, a doctoral candidate at the Constantiner School of Education, is studying how using automated instructions during a learning exercise can provide students with personalized feedback.
Dr. Konstantin Sonkin. Photo: Yoram Reshef.
Minducate receives support from the Dr. Kathy Fields-Rayant and Dr. Garry Rayant Minducate Learning Innovation Research Fund and the Walanpatrias Foundation, and is managed by Dr. Michal Shevach.