The University of Queensland and prestigious international publishing group Nature Research have launched a global online community dedicated to improving knowledge on the science of learning.
UQ Queensland Brain Institute director Professor Pankaj Sah said the npj Science of Learning Community website was a space for teachers, policymakers and scientists working in neuroscience, education and psychology to discuss how to enhance learning in schools.
The site is a companion to the open access journal npj Science of Learning, which is edited by Professor Sah.
“The site is truly global, and we are launching with contributors from the USA, Europe, and Asia,” he said.
The website’s launch content includes:
- An opinion piece from leading education researcher Professor John Hattie
- Interviews with education thought-leaders and policymakers including Microsoft Corporation Teaching and Learning director Dr Cathy Cavanaugh, Google Australia Engineering Community and Outreach manager Sally-Ann Williams, and social commentator and writer Jane Caro
- An article by the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Dr David Dockterman
Education news, events and summaries of the latest research into the science of learning would be published on the site, Professor Sah said.
Nature Partner Journals global director Martin Delahunty said the new website would be a high-quality and innovative source of knowledge.
“While there is no shortage of education information available, the npj Science of Learning Community brings together an engaged audience with trusted experts in the science of learning,” he said.
“Community members can discuss and debate with researchers and share information and the latest news and research.
“All information on the npj Science of Learning Community is freely accessible and republishable, which will help to maximise the site’s impact on improving education.”
The website is live now and free to join.
Members can contribute opinion articles, teaching tools, learning news, videos and information about upcoming events.
Nature Research is part of academic publisher Springer Nature.
Media: Donna Lu, npj Science of Learning Community managing editor, firstname.lastname@example.org, +61 7 3346 6419.