2017 International Science of Learning Conference

Conference Program

The International Science of Learning Conference will start with a 2-day Research Conference on the Science of Learning followed by a 1-day Public Forum on the Science of Learning for Education and Policy.

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International Science of Learning Conference 18-20 September 2017

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Day 1 – Monday 18th September

Science of Learning: Research to Reality
8:00 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:30

Conference Opening (Auditorium)

Welcome to Country – Auntie Carol Currie

Professor Peter Høj
Vice-Chancellor and President, The University of Queensland, Australia

Professor Pankaj Sah
Director, Science of Learning Research Centre, Australia

9:30 – 10:30

Keynote Speaker (Auditorium)

How does learning influence the capacity limits of attention?

Associate Professor Paul Dux
School of Psychology, The University of Queensland, and Science of Learning Research Centre, Australia

10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 – 1:00

Symposium Session 1 (Auditorium)

The Role of Confusion in Learning
Chairs – Professor Gregor Kennedy (The University of Melbourne) and Professor Lori Lockyer (Macquarie University)

Speakers
Dr Amael Arguel, Macquarie University
Dr Jason Lodge, The University of Melbourne
Dr Kelly Trezise, The University of Melbourne
Prof. Rob Hester, The University of Melbourne

Symposium Session 2 (Rooms B1, B2)

Language Learning: Neuroscientific and Psychological Perspectives
Chair – A/Professor Susan Bridges – The University of Hong Kong

Speakers
Dr Nandini Chatterjee Singh, UNESCO New Delhi
Prof. Akaysha Tang, The University of Hong Kong
Dr Francesco Foroni, Australian Catholic University
Dr Johan Mårtensson, Lund University, Sweden
Prof. Brendan Weekes, The University of Hong Kong

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:00

Keynote Speaker (Auditorium)

Foundations of a science of learning: From birth to school age

Professor Andrew Meltzoff
Co-Director, Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, University of Washington, USA

3:00 – 3:20 Afternoon Tea
3:20 – 5:00

Talk Session 1 (Auditorium)

Maths Cognition, Reasoning, and Confusion
Chair – Professor Rob Hester – The University of Melbourne

Speakers
Prof. Jason Mattingley, The University of Queensland
Dr Sarah Gray, The University of Melbourne
Dr Maryam Ziaei, The University of Queensland
Dr Joseph Ferguson, Deakin University

Talk Session 2 (Rooms B1, B2)

Social and Cultural Factors in Learning
Chair – Professor Akshay Anand – Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

Speakers
Dr Esther Chan, The University of Melbourne
Prof. Russell Tytler, Deakin University
A/Prof. Mark Nielsen, The University of Queensland
Luke Rowe, The University of Melbourne
Sarah Bentley, The University of Queensland

5:00 – 7:00

Poster Presentations and Reception (Foyer Area)

Presenters to stand by their posters for presentation and discussion. Light snacks and refreshments will be served from 6:00pm.

7:30 – 10:00

Student and Early Career Researcher Social Night

Casual dinner and drinks at a nearby venue in Brisbane’s West End


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Day 2 – Tuesday 19th September

Science of Learning: Research to Reality
8:00 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 11:00

Plenary Session (Auditorium)

International highlights from science of learning research programs
Chair – Professor Ross Cunnington, The University of Queensland, and Science of Learning Research Centre

A focus on science of learning research programs that are being undertaken around the world

Speakers
Professor Nancy Law, The University of Hong Kong
Professor Roberto Lent, Brazilian Network of Science for Education
Dr Melina Uncapher, University of California, San Francisco
Dr Johan Mårtensson, Lund University, Sweden

11:00 – 11:20 Morning Tea
11:20 – 1:00

Symposium Session 3 (Auditorium)

Advances in Measurement Technology
Chairs – Dr Melina Uncapher (UCSF) and Dr John Iversen (UCSD)

Speakers
Dr John Iversen, University of California San Diego
Dr Tzyy-Ping Jung, UC San Diego
Dr Pasha Antonenko, University of Florida
Dr Catherine Jordan, University of Minnesota
Dr Ido Davidesco, New York University
Dr Melina Uncapher, UC San Francisco

Symposium Session 4 (Rooms B1, B2)

The State of the Learner: Metacognition and Social Synchrony
Chair – A/Professor Paul Dux, The University of Queensland, and Science of Learning Research Centre

Speakers
Dr Natasha Matthews, The University of Queensland
Prof. Annemaree Carroll, The University of Queensland
Dr David Painter, The University of Queensland
Stephanie MacMahon, The University of Queensland

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:30

Panel Discussion Session (Auditorium)

Making a difference to learning with Science of Learning research
Chair – Prof. David Clarke – The University of Melbourne

Discussion with panel representatives from research, education policy, government, and funding organisations on How can research on the science of learning really make a difference to learning

Panel Members
Stacie Hansel, Queensland Department of Education and Training
Prof. Pankaj Sah, The University of Queensland
Prof. Andrew Meltzoff, University of Washington
Em.Prof. Barry McGaw AO, The University of Melbourne

3:30 – 3:50 Afternoon Tea
3:50 – 5:30

Talk Session 3 (Auditorium)

Higher Education and Digital Learning
Chair – Prof. Lori Lockyer, University of Technology Sydney

Speakers
Annemaree Carroll, The University of Queensland
Blake McKimmie, The University of Queensland
Iwona Czaplinski, Queensland University of Technology
Sandra Milligan, The University of Melbourne
Luke van de Laan, University of Southern Queensland

Talk Session 4 (Rooms B1, B2)

Memory, Attention, and Feedback
Chair – Dr Maryam Ziaei, The University of Queensland

Speakers
Dr Karen Murphy, Griffith University
Abbey Nydam, The University of Queensland
Dr Oliver Baumann, The University of Queensland
Jack Leggett, The University of Queensland
Luke Mandouit, The University of Melbourne

Break
7:00 – 10:00

Conference Dinner

Dinner and Drinks in the Sky Room Terrace, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre


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Day 3 – Wednesday 20th September

Public Forum: Science of Learning for Education and Policy
8:00 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:05 Public Forum Welcome and Opening
9:05 – 10:05

Keynote Speaker

What can we learn from the science of learning?

Professor John Hattie
Director, Melbourne Education Research Institute, The University of Melbourne and Science of Learning Research Centre

10:05 – 10:45

Research Presentation

SLRC Network of Schools
Stephanie MacMahon, The University of Queensland; and Andrew Jones, SLRC Educator-in-Residence, The University of Melbourne (on secondment from Victorian Department of Education and Training)

10:45 – 11:20 Morning Tea
11:20 – 11:45

Guest Speaker

Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham
Minister for Education and Training

11:45 – 12:15

Research Presentations

Research to Reality: Scaling research, retaining impact
Showcase of projects being implemented in schools on a large scale. Each presentation will include presenters from the research teams and from partner schools.

Feedback for Learning, Brisbane Metropolitan Region
Dr Cameron Brooks, The University of Queensland, and Rochelle Burton, Educator-in-residence, The University of Queensland (on secondment from Queensland Department of Education and Training)

12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:45

Panel Discussion

Why the science of learning? Education and policy perspectives
Chair – Professor Merrilyn Goos, The University of Queensland and Science of Learning Research Centre

Panel discussion including educators, policy makers, and international researchers

2:45 – 3:45

Research Presentations

Research to Reality: Scaling research, retaining impact
Showcase of projects being implemented in schools on a large scale. Each presentation will include presenters from the research teams and from partner schools.

Enhancing metacognition, Empowering learners, Port Augusta region
Professor Martin Westwell, Flinders University

Teacher Wellbeing Project, A Queensland study
Professor Annemaree Carroll, The University of Queensland and Science of Learning Research Centre, and Dr Julie Bower, The University of Queensland

3:45 Concluding comments and Conference Close