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Learning Under the Lens

Applying Findings from the Science of Learning to the Classroom, 1st Edition

Edited by Annemaree Carroll, Ross Cunnington, Annita Nugent


216 pages | 17 B/W Illus.

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Learning Under the Lens: Applying Findings from the Science of Learning to the Classroom highlights the innovative approach being undertaken by researchers from the disparate fields of neuroscience, education and psychology working together to gain a better understanding of how we learn, and its potential to impact student learning outcomes.

The book is structured in three parts: ‘Introduction to the Science of Learning’ sets the scene for this emerging field of research; ‘Building an evidence base: research findings from the science of learning’ features findings by eminent international and national researchers in the field and provides an insight into some of the innovative research illustrating the depth, breadth and multi-disciplinarity of the research; and ‘Research to Reality’ focuses on the scaled-up implementation of research findings in authentic learning settings, and showcases research findings which are having impact in learning environments.

This fascinating book is intended as a reference tool to create awareness among researchers, policy makers, and education practitioners of the research being undertaken in the science of learning field and its potential to impact student learning outcomes.

Table of Contents



Part 1. Introduction to The Science of Learning

1. Why ‘Science of Learning’? John Hattie and Annita Nugent

2. International Efforts in the Science of Learning: Three Case Reports Annita Nugent, Soo-Siang Lim and Roberto Lent

Part 2. Building an Evidence Base: Research Findings from the Science of Learning

3. Neuroplasticity: From Cells to Circuits and Brains Towards the Classroom Roberto Lent, Sidarta Ribeiro and João Ricardo Sato

4. Foreign Language Anxiety: Translating Cognitive Neuroscience to the Classroom Brendan Weekes

5. The Master™ Focus Program: A Theoretically Informed Meta-Attention Intervention for Early Adolescence Deberea Sherlock amd Aisling Mulvihill

6. Digital Learning Environments, the Science of Learning and the Relationship Between the Teacher and the Learner Jason Lodge, Gregor Kennedy and Lori Lockyer

7. Design for Learning in An Age of Rapidly Evolving Technology Nancy Law

8. Innovative Approaches to Measure and Promote Emotion Regulation in the Classroom from a Science of Learning Perspective Annemaree Carrol and, Julie Bower

9. Building a Secure Learning Environment through Social Connectedness Ross Cunnington, Stephanie MacMahon, Chase Sherwell and Robyn Gillies

10. Addressing Mathematics Anxiety in Primary Teaching Sarah Buckley, Kate Reid, Ottmar Lipp, Merrilyn Goos, Narelle Bethune and Sue Thomson

Part 3. Research to Reality

11. Creating an Impact, Leaving an Impression: Learnings from the Australian Science of Learning Research Centre Annita Nugent, Annemaree Carroll, John Hatti and Uwe Dulleck

12. Research to Reality: Feedback Coaching: Building Teacher Capability to Improve Learning Outcomes Cameron Brooks and Rochelle Burton

13. Translating the Science of Learning Through Co-Design: Working with Teachers to Prioritise Executive Functioning Skills in Mathematics Education Simon Leonard and Martin Westwell

14. Developing a Model for the Translation of Science of Learning Research to The Classroom Stephanie MacMahon, Annita Nugent and Annemaree Carroll

List of Contributors

About the Editors

Annemaree Carroll is Professor in Educational Psychology at The University of Queensland and Chief Investigator and Co-ordinator of Translational Outcomes within the Australian Research Council – Special Research Initiative, Science of Learning Research Centre. Her research is particularly focussed on understanding the impact of emotions, attention, and behaviour on learning throughout child and adolescent development, and developing and implementing strategies that can be translated into educational outcomes.

Ross Cunnington is Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at The University of Queensland and Deputy Director of the Science of Learning Research Centre. With a research focus on "mirroring" processes that are important for our ability to perceive and understand others, his group is measuring biological markers of brain states between children in school classrooms and applying computational modelling to examine how shared engagement between children, down to the level of their mirrored neurological or brain states, may contribute to learning in group co-operative activities.

Annita Nugent, Manager, Research Translation within the Science of Learning Research Centre, has over 25 years experience in the translation and commercialisation of research findings. Prior to joining the Centre at its establishment in 2013, Annita was Manager, Innovation and Commercial Development at the Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland. With a focus on policy, her research explores the dynamic of university-industry collaboration and how it is influenced by government funding, particularly in the context of research from the science of learning (university) and education (industry).

About the Series

Local/Global Issues in Education

This series investigates the interplay between the local and the global in contemporary education policy and practice. While globalisation is transforming local education systems, the local cannot be conceived as homogeneous or passive. Local policy advocates, educators and researchers mediate globalisation by adapting, resisting and amplifying its effects and influences. In this book series, the local perspective taken is from Australia, whose geographical and cultural positioning provides a unique analytical lens through which processes of globalisation in education can be explored and understood. Published in association by the Australian Association for Research in Education, this series includes high-quality empirical, theoretical and conceptual work that uses a range of qualitative and quantitative methods to address contemporary challenges in education.

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