Learning Sciences a Growing Field

January 5, 2010

The Learning Sciences are poised to make great strides in understanding complex human behavior. As a discipline, the Learning Sciences integrates four major themes: connecting research to practice; developing evidence-based prescriptions for instruction and learning environment design; employing design-based research methodologies in addition to traditional experimental methodologies; and framing learning and behavior of the individual student in terms of interactions with the physical, social and cultural world. From the Learning Sciences perspective, impact is paramount and motivates the research questions and methods. More information is available here.