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?

Ever wonder why we sleep? New research suggests that the brain’s connections shrink during sleep

Ed Yong, The Atlantic

This mass downscaling stops neurons from becoming saturated—which may be one of the reasons why sleep exists at all.

Has educational neuroscience actually had an impact on education so far?

Sabine Gysi, Blog on Learning and Development

Is it necessary for the average elementary school teacher to know about changes in brain structure and function during childhood?

Why Kids Take On Adults’ Math Anxiety

Annie Murphy Paul, KQED News

Parents’ own personal feelings about math are likely to influence the messages they convey about math to their children.