Science of Learning Research Centre



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.



Higher Education Learning Framework

An evidence-informed model for university learning


Educational Neuroscience: Is the ‘brain in the classroom’ a fad or foundation?

Presenter: Gregory Donoghue, Thursday 22 October, 12 – 1pm, Rooms L613 and L614, Level 6 Melbourne Graduate School of Education, 100 Leicester Street, Carlton, Seminar Registration Please contac
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Investigating what works, for whom & under what contexts

Thursday October 8th 5 -6pm (light refreshments from 4:30pm) Radford Room ACER 19 Prospect Hill Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124   Seminar Registration Please contact Debbie Arena by October 5th Email: debbie.
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SLRC news

Australian researcher to join landmark world learning initiative

Australia’s efforts in understanding how the brain learns have been recognised with the awarding of a prestigious fellowship to a University of Queensland researcher. Professor Ross Cunnington will travel to Switzerland next month (October) as one of the first five people worldwide awarded a Science of Learning Fellowship through a new program established by the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) in partnership with the International Bureau of Education (IBE) and the United Nations
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SLRC Seminar Series – Multitasking and the Developing Brain

Date: Wednesday 12th October Time:  4.30 – 6.00pm (45 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes question time and 30 minute tea/coffee) Venue: Level 7 Seminar Room, Queensland Brain Institute (Building #79) The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus Speakers: Dr Natasha Mattews, Research Fellow, SLRC Title: Multitasking and the Developing Brain With advances in digital technologies, children and adolescents today spend more time multitasking than ever before.  Recent evidence suggests
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