The Queensland Brain Institute at The University of Queensland has partnered with international publishing group Nature Research to produce an open-access, online journal dedicated to the science of learning: npj Science of Learning. Professor Pankaj Sah, QBI Director, is the journal’s inaugural Editor-in-Chief.

The initiative builds upon the success of the Science of Learning Research Centre, a collaborative research venture established in 2013 that takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and improving learning.

The journal aims to promote interaction between neuroscience, psychology and education researchers who share a desire to understand how we learn. Although the journal itself is targeted at academics, Professor Sah says that the purpose in launching this initiative was ultimately to help improve education with evidence-based research.

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npj Science of Learning Community site

To serve the wider public, including teachers, students, parents and policymakers, QBI and Nature Research have also partnered to produce a global online community dedicated to improving knowledge on the science of learning.

The npj Science of Learning Community site publishes education news, events and summaries of the latest research into the science of learning.

The Community site is a space for teachers, policymakers and scientists working in neuroscience, education and psychology to discuss how to enhance learning in schools. Experts engage with the public through opinion articles and Q&As, teachers can share their insights into effective classroom practices, and the latest research is explained in everyday language.