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.




THE SUM OF ALL FEARS: Maths Anxiety and Pre-Service Primary Teachers

Maths anxiety is often described as the feelings of tension, nervousness, and worry associated with carrying out mathematical tasks.  It is associated with poor achievement in maths and is believed to
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Bringing the Science of Learning to the Classroom

The Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC) presents a 2-day Professional Development program for school educators. The program will draw together current research across the fields of neuroscience
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SLRC news

Australian researcher to join landmark world learning initiative

Australia’s efforts in understanding how the brain learns have been recognised with the awarding of a prestigious fellowship to a University of Queensland researcher. Professor Ross Cunnington will travel to Switzerland next month (October) as one of the first five people worldwide awarded a Science of Learning Fellowship through a new program established by the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) in partnership with the International Bureau of Education (IBE) and the United Nations
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SLRC Seminar Series – Multitasking and the Developing Brain

Date: Wednesday 12th October 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 (Building #79) The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus Speakers: Dr Natasha Mattews, Research Fellow, SLRC Title: Multitasking and the Developing Brain With advances in digital technologies, children and adolescents today spend more time multitasking than ever before.  Recent evidence suggests
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