‘A new era in education’

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The interdisciplinary field of learning sciences is on what Robert Feldman says is the “cusp of a new era in education.” When pieced together, research from social and hard sciences provide invaluable information on how we learn. Feldman recently edited a book on learning science published by McGraw-Hill, where he serves as the chair of their Learning Science Advisory Board.

McGraw-Hill published Learning Science: Theory, Research, & Practice, a new book that explores some of the most significant recent advances in the rapidly evolving and increasingly influential field of learning science. Edited by Robert Feldman, Learning Science features original writing from a dozen leading researchers in a wide range of related disciplines.

The field of learning science draws upon psychology, data science, cognitive science, sociology, anthropology and other disciplines to identify the scientific principles that underlie learning, teaching, and educational practice. Learning scientists ultimately seek to maximize student success and improve educational outcomes. The new book provides an overview of learning science's core foundations and practical applications.

"We're truly on the cusp of a new era in education," said Dr. Feldman. "We're finally taking strides toward solving one of the critical issues of our time: how do we most effectively educate students to reach their full potential?"

Feldman is the chair of McGraw-Hill's Learning Science Advisory Board, a unique council of leading researchers, scientists, and academics committed to understanding how people learn. Several of the other researchers and theorists who contributed to Learning Science are also members of the advisory board.

"McGraw-Hill has long been committed to supporting educators and students through the application of research-based pedagogical principles and learning science," said McGraw-Hill CEO Simon Allen. "We're thrilled that Learning Science: Theory, Research, & Practice will advance the conversation around this critical discipline and promote further discussion and research into the science of how students learn."

Learning Science: Theory, Research, & Practice at McGraw-Hill