The Center for Neuroscience and Society at the University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for the 2012 Neuroscience Boot Camp, a 9-day intensive seminar for non-neuroscientists. Here's a brief description:
Neuroscience is increasingly relevant to a number of professions and academic disciplines beyond its traditional medical applications. Lawyers, educators, economists and businesspeople, as well as scholars of sociology, philosophy, applied ethics and policy, are incorporating the concepts and methods of neuroscience into their work. Indeed, for any field in which it is important to understand, predict or influence human behavior, neuroscience will play an increasing role. The Penn Neuroscience Boot Camp is designed to give participants a basic foundation in cognitive and affective neuroscience and to equip them to be informed consumers of neuroscience research.
In related news, one of the researchers I heard speak at the third biennial conference of the International Mind, Brain and Education conference in San Diego in June has won that association's 2011 Transforming Education Through Neuroscience Award.
Sarah D. Sparks at Education Week's Inside School Research blog has the rundown here:
Here's Helen Neville talking about her research with Head Start kids here.