About Us

Active Axons is an education and training consultancy. We are committed to sharing current research in neuroeducation and the applications of brain compatible learning principles with educators, students, families, community groups and leaders.

The implications of the progressing understanding of the mechanisms of brain plasticity are particularly exciting and afford hope to us all.  We have a great deal of control over our learning capacities and our futures. The possible benefits of engaging the conditions under which the brain learns best are being actively investigated around the world. Emotion and social climate appear to have a greater effect on learning and the productivity of workplaces than we previously thought. The importance of novelty, activity, multisensory approaches, linking new learning to past experiences and of regular and positive feedback is becoming more apparent. The great importance of general health, adequate sleep and the avoidance of brain antagonistic activities are the blocks on which we can help to build success.

Active Axons Education and Training is committed to empowering individuals to make the connections between the research, their learning and their lives.

We can and do build our own brains


Active Axons Education and Training can help you examine ways to become the site manager of this important construction project. The research in neuroscience and cognition suggests a range of methods to increase motivation, memory and comprehension. One of the most empowering of these is the explicit teaching of how we learn. Utilising strategies aligned to best practice, we aim to promote positive environments for working and learning. Active Axons programs and services have been developed to complement the work of other specialists in this field and are constantly evolving.  We offer a range of highly interactive workshops, seminars and consultancy in brain compatible strategies to

Excite, Engage and Empower for Learning, for Leadership and for Life

Each of us has a right to know what we are capable of achieving in our lives. As citizens, we also share a responsibility to make informed choices to help build the best possible future.

There is a biological imperative for us to be skilled to learn for life.

Quality learning for living can be provided to all. Recent research into how the brain learns offers an unprecedented opportunity to reflect on what education is all about. It also informs debate on creating learning environments and working conditions that can engage and empower individuals in our diverse population.

The term “Brain-Based” related to learning and leadership can ignite debate. This is acknowledged and welcomed. Knowledge is a constantly changing collection of ideas and evidence. It is important that we are aware of developments that are occurring and the discussions that follow. While there is still a gap between bench science and knowing for sure how it can be best implemented outside the lab, this gap is narrowing. Wouldn’t it be empowering for students, educators, leaders and parents to become familiar with the language of science and the opportunities that it offers? Active Axons aims to share this knowledge and language with delegates. We are privileged to be part of the evolving nature of “best practice”.

Learning about how we learn is one of the most empowering things we can do.