Research and innovation
22 November 2023
from 12.00 to 14.00
In education, a process that begins at birth and develops through the years of schooling, an important role is played by executive functions (FE), i.e., those skills that enable an individual to anticipate, plan, set goals, and if necessary modify his or her behaviour to adapt to new environmental conditions.
Scholastic success depends on the mastery of FE, which results in self-regulated learning where the student is competent in identifying the goals he/she intends to pursue, in setting priorities, in planning the pathway leading to their realisation, in carrying out constant on-line monitoring of the pathway itself.
With this in mind, the concept of FEs will be presented and their relationship to self-regulated learning analysed. FEs also come into play in emotionally charged situations. Indeed, the complexity of human interactions probably necessitates the activation of executive control, which, together with emotional regulation, enables the individual to self-regulate in social situations.
Marcin Krzemien, PhD in Educational Sciences (2023), Università Pontificia Salesiana, Rome.
The meeting is free of charge and open to the public upon registration by writing to email@example.com.
It is also possible to follow the event remotely via Teams.