Science of Learning Research Hub

Science of Learning Research Hub

The Science of Learning Research Hub aims to translate robust learning sciences into educational and pedagogical practice – ensuring that we ‘teach how we preach.’

The Hub is located within the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) and serves as a collaborative space where researchers and practitioners with an interest in learning can share ideas and work together on learning-related research. The Hub includes researchers in education, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, philosophy, sociology and other disciplinary areas.

The Science of Learning Research Hub is focused on two overarching research questions:

  1. How can we translate research between the brain and classrooms, and between classrooms and the brain?
  2. How can emerging technologies be best used to support and evaluate student learning and the broader development of a science of learning?

Hub activities include seminars, workshops and structured opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration on projects and grant proposals.

Academics and RHD students interested in becoming a member of the Science of Learning Research Hub should apply by using our expression of interest form. Applicants will need to summarise their project or thesis topic and how it is relevant to the overarching questions of the Hub. It is expected all members will participate in Hub events, provide an annual review of their publications and impact, and promote the Hub in their activities.

Hub leadership group:

  • Dr Jason Lodge (MGSE) (Hub Coordinator)
  • Professor John Hattie (MGSE)
  • Professor Rob Hester (Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences)
  • Professor Lorraine Graham (MGSE).