Prof. Dorit Aharonov (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Dr. Eilat Almagor (The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance)
Mr. Moishik Lerner (Givol Democratic School)
The meeting will focus on a a revolutionary method which the three organizers, Dorit Aharonov, Eilat Almagor and Moishik Lerner, have been implementing in university courses and in schools over the past 4 years. The method combines the study of mathematics with "awareness through movement", namely the Feldenkrais method. Classes in this method are led by both a Feldenkrais and a math teacher; they include a movement lesson, and related conversations, in addition to the mathematics classes.
The idea is that during the year, the students and teachers improve their awareness of the various aspects of themselves as learners. This process is accompanied with the development of a language in the class, in which these aspects can be addressed and articulated. This type of awareness and improved learning abilities penetrate into the math classes which by the end of the year look very different and much more personal, involved, self motivated and interactive than in its beginning.
The conference will include 3 days in which about half the time will be devoted to experiencing the method first hand, in workshops involving both Feldenkrais classes and math classes, as well as discussions and conversations about the experience; In addition, there will be lectures from experts discussing and shedding light on quest ions in related disciplines (Feldenkrais, education, brain research, mathematical research and more); we will also have panels for discussions of the questions that emerge.
Dr. Eilat Almagor, The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
Prof. Amos Arieli, Weizmann Institute of Science
Ms. Anat Baniel, Neuromovement Center
Dr. Eynat Berger, Tel Hai School
Dr. Maya Bozo-Schwartz, Avney Rosha-Israel Institute for School Leadership
Ms. Channi Cappon, David Yellin College
Mr. Adam Cole, Grant Park Academy of the Arts
Dr. Yulia Golland, IDC Herzliya
Prof. Ariel Hirschfeld, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. David Kazhdan, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Raz Kupferman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Shimon Marom, Technion
Prof. Elizabeth Torres, Rutgers University
Prof. Eva Yablonka, Tel Aviv University