Science and technology


Developing Minds in the Digital Age

Towards a Science of Learning for 21st Century Education

This book highlights new scientific research about how people learn, including interdisciplinary perspectives from neuroscience, the social, cognitive and behavioural sciences, education, computer and information sciences, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and engineering. These new developments offer fascinating new perspectives, based on technological advances, which enable a re-examination of longstanding problems in learning, raise new questions, and offer new approaches to the study of learning. This report seeks to catalyse discussions on the implications of these research findings for education practice and policy, and in turn, on how knowledge and experience from real-world education practice and policy could challenge and inform research agendas and theory building.

Published on April 10, 2019

In series:Educational Research and Innovationview more titles


Executive Summary
Presentation of the editors
Interplay between the learner and the environment6 chapters available
Neuroscience and education: How early brain development affects school
How stereotypes shape children’s STEM identity and learning
Race and education: How inequality matters for learning
The role of anxiety and motivation in students’ maths and science achievement
Designing effective number input: Lessons from cognitive science
Gesture as a window onto the science of learning
Learning with technology11 chapters available
Technologies for spatial learning
Digital media as a catalyst for joint attention and learning
Designing joint engagements with media to support young children’s science learning
Social components of technology and implications of social interactions on learning
Teaching basic experimental design with an intelligent tutor
Practical learning research at scale
Scaling up ambitious learning practices
Music, cognition and education
Shapes, blocks, puzzles and origami: From spatial play to STEM learning
Research-practice partnerships in STEM informal learning environments
How the science of learning is changing science assessment
Global convergence in science of learning: International perspective4 chapters available
The Science of Learning Strategic Research Theme at the University of Hong Kong
Science for Education network: The Brazilian proposal
The Australian Science of Learning Research Centre
Does the science of learning matter?
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