The npj Science of Learning Community presents research focussing on the mind, brain and education space. In March, our authors demonstrated how research informs teaching practice, and the best approach to transitioning classrooms to an online learning environment.

Students attending a class in Visual Communication Design at Genazzano FCJ College were asked to produce a distinctive design for a science-themed project. The visual arts teacher introduced a ‘creative toolbox’ to the class based on the Science of Learning Pen Principles. The main objective was to help students stretch their imaginations further and design an original artwork. Joanne Saville shows how students’ design thinking improved with this teaching intervention in a two part series: Enhancing student creativity.

The world is changing at a rapid pace and mobile technology is empowering society to cope with and adapt to modern day impacts. Education is one such industry experiencing a sudden shift in how students are taught because of the flexibility afforded by learning online. Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa discusses the factors teachers should consider when transitioning from the classroom to an online education environment in a five part series: Taking Your Course Online, Think Before You Leap.

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