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.


2017 International Science of Learning Conference – Research to Reality


SLRC Seminar Series – Productive Failure

Date: Thursday 25th August 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 (B
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Seminar: Confused? Don’t worry! Re/constructing video data to explore the role of confusion in inquiry science

Date: Tuesday July 19 Time: 5pm-6pm (light refreshments from 4.30pm) Venue: Theatre 227 Melbourne Graduate School of Education 234 Queensbury Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Speaker: Professor Russell Tytle
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SLRC news

SLRC Massive Open Online Course – MOOC – Deep Learning through Transformative Pedagogy

How can powerful teaching strategies and effective learning activities enhance deep learning? Featuring SLRC investigators Annemaree Carroll, Merrilyn Goos, John Hattie, David Reutens and Pankaj Sah This education course has been developed for educators and education leaders. It explores deep learning by bringing together the most up-to-date research from cognitive psychology, contemporary educational theories, and neuro-scientific perspectives. Deep learning encourages students to become creati
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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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