Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12721
Title: Impact Statement: Science of Learning Centres - Preparing a learning society for the future
Contributor(s): Sheil, Margaret (author); Masters, Geoff (author); Bartlett, Perry (author); Butcher, Phillipa (author); Graham, Lorraine (author); Harradine, Anthony (author); Lockyer, Lori (author); Sarra, Chris (author); Tuckwell, Kevin (author); Wood, Robert (author)
Corporate Author: Office of The Chief Scientist for Australia
Publication Date: 2010
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12721
Abstract: To take a quantum leap towards the future of learning, Australia needs to focus on integrating multidisciplinary, scientific research with sustained practitioner involvement. The 'Transforming Learning and the Transmission of Knowledge' Report to the Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council focuses on fundamental questions that influence our ability to learn and highlights the potential of bringing together researchers and practitioners to address the science of learning within a structured and sustained program. The Report contains as its central recommendation the establishment of a Science of Learning Program, delivered through a number of interdisciplinary, interprofessional Science of Learning Centres (Centres). If adopted, they have the potential to transform how all Australians acquire and apply knowledge throughout their lives. ... By adopting the recommendation to establish Science of Learning Centres, and by introducing them across urban and rural Australia, we can deliver a society of effective lifelong learners and ensure that Australia continues to be at the forefront of the global education revolution.
Publication Type: Report
Publisher: Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC)
Place of Publication: Canberra, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 130309 Learning Sciences
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: R1 Contract Report
Other Links: http://www.chiefscientist.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/FINAL-IMPACT-STATEMENT.pdf
http://www.chiefscientist.gov.au/2010/06/using-science-to-change-the-way-we-learn/
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