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.




SLRC Seminar Series – The effects of teacher-introduced multimodal representations and discourse on students’ task engagement and scientific language during cooperative, inquiry-based science

Date: Wednesday 23rd November 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 (Buil
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UQ, edX and Microsoft to partner on K-12 Education Leadership course

A new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to help school leaders and teachers foster deep learning in their students has been announced by The University of Queensland, edX and Microsoft today. Deep Lea
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SLRC news

ACER Teacher Magazine: The role of synchrony in collaborative learning

The Australian Council for Educational Research has today published an article in the “Teacher Magazine” written by Stephanie MacMahon, Paul Wiseman and Kelsey Palghat from the Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC), the article was written during a writing retreat for the SLRC’s postgraduate students and early career researchers held in August 2016.  The article is titled “The role of synchrony in collaborative learning”.  Please read the article here https://w
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Recent awards and recognition for SLRC members

The SLRC congratulates University of Melbourne-based SLRC Chief Investigator Rob Hester on his recent promotion to full professor.  Congratulations Professor Hester on this well-deserved promotion. SLRC Advisory Board member Professor Perry Bartlett has been named as the 2017 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year for his pioneering work on neuroplasticity. More information is available here:  The SLRC congratulates Perry and wishes him well in the natio
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