AWAKE Conference 2022

Neuroscience and Education Conference
November 10, 2022, Palais Coburg, Vienna

November 10, 2022

09:00 - 16:00

Coburg Palace, Vienna

AWAKE is the project to increase attention , Perception and concentration. The goal is the basicto promote children’s attentiveness in order to enable a natural learning process. learning process.

The AWAKE Conference offers you the chance to immerse yourself in Learning by Neuro-Science. Exciting Presentations and interactive workshops allow you to, take the knowledge back to your classroom.


8:30 - 9:00

Admission and registration

9:00 - 9:20

Welcome and presentation of the project AWAKE
Klaus Ergert (IDEUM Education GmbH)

9:20 - 9:30

Erasmus+ New Perspectives. New horizons.
tbd (OeAD)

9:30 - 9:50

On Lifelong Learning, Curiosity and Chance
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Anton Zeilinger
Nobel Laureate in Physics 2022
(Austrian Academy of Sciences)

9:50 - 10:40

New(ro) learning: common teaching-learning myths from a research perspective.
Prof. Dr. Roland Grabner
(Karl Franzens University Graz)

How effective is the consideration of learning types in the classroom? How important is the connectivity of new information to existing knowledge for learning success? Widespread myths about how our brains learn are critically examined and recommendations for designing effective instruction are derived from current findings.

10:40 - 11:10

Coffee break

11:10 - 12:00

Differential Learning – How Repetition Prevents Effective Learning
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schöllhorn
(Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)

Traditionally, cognitive and motor learning is associated with lots of repetition and correction – that is, avoiding mistakes. However, if the errors are amplified rather than avoided, this leads to surprising findings.

12:00 - 12:10

Intermezzo to increase attention and concentration
Children of the Vienna Children’s Theater

12:10 - 12:30

tbd (developmental psychology, early childhood development -.
Attention/Speech Acquisition)

12:30 - 12:45

Resilience & Prevention
Dr. Carolin Prause
(Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, MedUni Vienna)

12:45 - 13:00

Playing theater as a school for life
Stephanie Seiller-Tarbuk
(Teach for Austria Fellow at the MS Bruno Kreisky)

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch break – Lunch


Workshops with the AWAKE project team
Interactive workshops on the contents of the project will be held in the afternoon. Here you can try out the project results with the project team of „AWAKE“ in a practical way and experience them first hand. Likewise, there is a „consultation hour“ on child and adolescent psychology.

14:00 - 14:45

Workshop series I

  1. Motor skills & cognition
  2. Language
  3. Theater & Social
  4. Office hours

15:00 - 15:45

Workshop Series II

  1. Motor skills & cognition
  2. Language
  3. Theater & Social
  4. Office hours

Workshop details

1 – Motor skills & cognition

  • Dr. Christian Marquardt (Science&Motion)
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schöllhorn (University of Mainz)

This (inter)active workshop shows how natural and efficient learning processes take place and illustrates them with motor exercises.

2 – Language

  • Dr. Margit Ergert (IDEUM Education)
  • Rosemarie Mayr (Secondary school St. Lambrecht)

The workshop will focus on the main principles of the language learning process, the
The power of our voice and the influence of the exercises on the linguistic performance of the students.

3 – Theater & Social

  • Saskia Klar (Vienna Children’s Theater)
  • David Hessig (Vienna Children’s Theater)

The theater workshop will show how simple interventions from the theater field can be used to awaken all the senses. You will have the opportunity to try out the exercises and experience how body presence and appearance improve in the process.

4 – Consultation hour

  • Dr. Carolin Prause (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, MedUni Vienna)

Dr. Carolin Prause will be available to answer your questions about children’s mental health and prevention work in the classroom in an open discussion session. You can tell us your questions in advance.

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November 10, 2022

Free participation


IDEUM Education GmbH
Absberggasse 27/7/3
1100 Vienna




Palais Coburg, Coburgbastei 4, 1010 Vienna, Austria