Science of Learning Research Centre



The Science of Learning Research Centre have developed a series of resources (PEN Principles) for teachers, students and parents.  The Principles are based on the Centres research from the three nodes of Neuroscience, Psychology and Education.

The resources not only provide valuable information but provide teachers, students and parents a chance to blog and share conversation.

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How the brain uses feedback – evidence-based practice for assisting learning

Rob Hester, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne

May 2016


Hypercorrection: Snatching conceptual change from the jaws of overconfidence

Jason M. Lodge & David Cottrell, Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne

May 2016


Learning ‘number sense’ through digital games with intrinsic feedback

Diana Laurillard, University College London

April 2016, University of Queensland


The Brain, The Classroom and Everything in Between

Piagnet, Executive Function, and the Pre-Frontal Cortex

Presented by Gregory Donoghue and Scott Bolton, The University of Melbourne

April 2016


Why Being Confused is Beneficial for Learning

Presented by Professor Gregor Kennedy and Dr Jason Lodge, The University of Melbourne

August 2015


What Evidence does the Science of Learning Provide

Presented by Professor John Hattie, The University of Melbourne

March 2015 at The University of Queensland


The Neuroscience of Feedback

Presented by Professor Pankaj Sah, The University of Queensland

February 2015


Dyscalculia: From Brain to Education

Presented by Professor Diana Laurillard (Institute of Education, London) and Professor Brian Butterworth (University College London)

July 2014 at St Margarets Anglican Girls School, Brisbane


Intelligent Learning Environments – A look under the hood

Presented by Dr Mike Timms, Australian Council for Educational Research

May 2014


The Elusive Promise of Learning Analytics

Presented by Professor Gregor Kennedy, The University of Melbourne

April 2014


Speech to Text – SEE it as you say it

Presented by Associate Professor Janet Clinton, The University of Melbourne

April 2014