Welcome to the Science of Learning Research Centre

The Science of Learning Research Centre is a Special Research Initiative of the Australian Research Council.
In the Centre, researchers in education, neuroscience and cognitive psychology are working together with
teachers to understand the learning process.


2017 International Science of Learning Conference – Research to Reality




THE SUM OF ALL FEARS: Maths Anxiety and Pre-Service Primary Teachers

Maths anxiety is often described as the feelings of tension, nervousness, and worry associated with carrying out mathematical tasks.  It is associated with poor achievement in maths and is believed to
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Bringing the Science of Learning to the Classroom

The Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC) presents a 2-day Professional Development program for school educators. The program will draw together current research across the fields of neuroscience
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SLRC news

Leading national paper recognises importance of science-based educational research

National newspaper the Australian Financial Review has named Science of Learning Research Centre Chief Investigator John Hattie as its ‘most powerful’ influencer in the field of Education in the country. In the AFR Magazine’s 2016 Power issue, Professor John Hattie was singled out as the number one influencer in the field, in a list including Federal and State Education Ministers and other key people supporting education outcomes in Australia.
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Scope TV – Professor Robyn Gillies and SLRC Research

Scope TV (Australian childrens science program) showcases Professor Robyn Gillies and her research with the Science of Learning Research Centre. Scientific Learning: In most schools, it’s the students that learn from the teachers. But for Professor Robyn Gilles from the University of Queensland, she’s the one learning from the students! Watch here:
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