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The Future of Education Chautauqua at SWT

Date of release: 03/05/99

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS — An educational consultant and an author will address The Future of Education, the third in a series of Chautauquas at Southwest Texas State University on March 10.

Sponsored by the university in observance of its Centennial celebration, and underwritten by H-E-B, the day-long event will be held in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom.

Deborah Estes, an educational consultant in the area of brain research, will speak at 9:30 a.m. on BYOB -- Bring Your Own Brain. Known for her warmth, humor and ability to involve everyone in the fun of learning, Estes holds a doctorate in educational administration and is a former high school teacher, middle school principal and curriculum director.

Geoffery Caine, who teaches philosophy and management at the University of Redland’s Whitehead Center for Lifelong Learning, will speak at 2 p.m. on the topic of Education Grounded in the Biology of Learning. He is the author of Making Connections: Teaching and the Human Brain, Education on the Edge of Possibility and Unleashing the Power of Perceptual Change: The Promise of Brain-Based Learning. He is a former law professor, manager of a national software company and director of the Mind/Brain Network of the American Society for Training and Development.

At 10:45 a.m. the SWT School of Education will present a program on SWT: Leading the Way in Texas Teacher Education, part of a presentation delivered in Chicago in February to the Association of Teacher Educators, which named the SWT teacher education program one of the three best in the nation.

All events for the Chautauqua are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Media Relations and Publications Department at (512) 245-2180.