Parent Information Evening: Educating and raising boys - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Parent Information Evening: Educating and raising boys

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have moved the venue for this event to the North Lakes Hotel.

Join USC’s Dr Michael Nagel, Associate Professor in Child Development and Learning for an exclusive evening where he will present the latest research from his new book to explain how the hard wiring in boys’ brains influences the way they learn.

Mike challenges society’s apparent war on boyishness and encourages educators and parents to expand their understanding of the male brain to better support the boys in their lives. Parents and educators will take away strategies and tools to adapt their own behaviour to enable boys to thrive.

Event details 

Date: Wednesday 28 October 2020

Time: 5.45pm – 7.30pm

NEW VENUE: Moreton Bay Room, North Lakes Hotel, 22 Lakefield Drive North Lakes


Light refreshments will be provided. Parking is free at the venue.

Due to COVID-19, places are limited so a $10 per person cover charge is required to secure your place with all ticket sales revenue being donated to local youth mental health service, Headspace Redcliffe.

Strict hygiene and social distancing practices will be implemented to ensure the safety of all attendees. People who have experienced the following in the last 14 days should not attend the event and should contact regarding refunds:

  • Travelled from overseas or a COVID-19 hotspot
  • Been an active case of COVID-19, or been in close contact with someone else who has been an active case
  • Experienced any COVID-19 symptoms such as cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath.



Registrations open, refreshments served

6:05pm – 6:15pm Event begins: USC Presentation
6:15pm –7:15pm Presentation: Associate Professor Michael Nagel 
7:15pm – 7:30pm Q&A with Dr Michael Nagel 
7:30pm Event concludes

Please register for all guests wishing to attend so we can keep you informed about important updates.

Tickets will not be for sale at the event due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions.

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Michael Nagel

More about Dr Michael Nagel

Dr Michael Nagel is an Associate Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast where he teaches and researches in the areas of child and adolescent development, cognition, behaviour and learning. He is the author of fifteen books focusing on human development, educational psychology, behaviour and learning used by teachers and parents in over twenty countries.

Dr Nagel has delivered over 300 workshops and seminars for parents and teachers nationally and internationally. Nominated as Australian Lecturer of the Year each year since 2010, Dr Nagel has been an invited guest on ‘TV New Zealand Breakfast’, ‘Canada AM’, ‘Sunrise’, ‘A Current Affair’ and ‘The Project’.

He is a member of the prestigious International Neuropsychological Society, sits on a number of education boards and committees and is a feature writer for ‘Jigsaw’ and the ‘Child’ series of magazines which collectively offers parenting advice to more than one million Australian readers.

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