Science of Learning Resources

Science of Learning
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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?

Pre-K: Decades Worth Of Studies, One Strong Message

Claudio Sanchez, National Public Radio

Decades of research leads to a clear message: Kids who attend public preschool programs are better prepared for kindergarten than kids who don't.

Fending Off Math Anxiety

Perri Klass, New York Times

Parents can help by starting to talk to children at an early age about numbers in everyday life.

New studies show the cost of student laptop use in lecture classes

Daniel Willingham, University of Virginia

Two new studies using different methods suggest that laptop use does, indeed, incur a cost to students.