Science of Learning Resources

Science of Learning

What is the Science of Learning?

Understanding learning is one of the greatest challenges facing science and society. The science of learning aims to advance fundamental knowledge and theory about learning, and how we optimize learning in society.

Who is investing in the Science of Learning?

A growing number of research institutions, federal agencies, and foundations are investing in understanding the science of learning.

Science of Learning Resources for Educators

A growing body of work explores science of learning research that is relevant to education. This page provides resources related to science of learning and education.

Science of Learning Resources for Parents

Many findings from the science of learning are relevant to how children learn and grow. This page provides resources related to parenting and child development.

What's the Science
Behind That?

Fractions: Where It All Goes Wrong

Robert S. Siegler, Scientific American

Why do Americans have such trouble with fractions—and what can be done?

In Memory Training Smackdown, One Method Dominates

National Public Radio

A comparison of two common training methods scientists use to improve memory and attention found that one was twice as effective as the other.

Gender Stereotypes About Coding Ability Start as Young as 1st Grade, Study Finds

Sarah Schwartz, Education Week

First study to find that children as young as age 6 have stereotypes about programming and robotics ability.