The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is collaborating with the Queensland Brain Institute to create Australia's first Science of Learning Centre., in which an emerging field of research is improving our understanding of how students learn. Advances in our understanding of human learning is challenging long-held asumptions about education.
The centre will comprise researchers in neuroscience, psychology, education and complex systems. Research in each of these disciplines is contributing to a better understanding of the ways to support better school learning. The Science of Learning Centre will identify, research and understand effective teaching and learning practices in the light of current knowledge about basic learning processes and factors that influence human learning.