The Science of Learning

The Science of Learning summarizes existing cognitive-science research on how students learn, and connects it to practical implications for teaching. The report is a resource for teacher-educators, new teachers, and anyone in the education profession who is interested in how learning takes place.

Deans for Impact believes all teacher-candidates should know the cognitive-science principles explored in The Science of Learning. And all educators, including new teachers, should be able to connect those principles to their practical implications for the classroom.


The Science of Learning

What do we know about how students learn and what does that mean for how we teach? That’s what The Science of Learning seeks to answer.

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The Science of Learning Supporters

Deans for Impact appreciates the support of the following individuals and organizations for The Science of Learning.


Implementing The Science of Learning

How might a deeper understanding of how students learn influence what early-career teachers do in the classroom? A group of teacher-education programs led by members of Deans for Impact tried to answer this question by exploring how to embed cognitive-science principles into their programs.

Boston Teacher Residency Case Study

The Boston Teacher Residency induction team wanted to know if increased knowledge of cognitive-science principles could help beginning teachers with their practice.

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Temple University Case Study

Temple University faculty wanted to help their teacher candidates build on a foundation of knowledge about cognitive science and apply that knowledge in their practice.

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The Science of Learning: Panel Discussion

In October 2015, Deans for Impact and the Center for American Progress hosted a panel discussion on The Science of Learning at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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