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?

Debunking the Left-Brain/Right-Brain Myth

Kara Blacker, Science of Learning Institute

We all have seen (or taken) left-brained or right-brained quizzes. But is there any scientific evidence for this?

Even Small Distractions Derail Productivity

Association for Psychological Science

Most people experience interruptions during work; emails, texts, colleagues. New research indicates distractions may degrade the quality of your work.

Can Toddlers Learn From Video Chat?

Tania Lombrozo, NPR

Children under 2 years old learn better in person than from video. But what about live video chat such as FaceTime?