the learning sciences

The learning sciences is an interdisciplinary field encompassing educational psychology, cognitive science, computer science, and anthropology, among other disciplines. Out of it comes an innovative approach to teaching, learning, and educational technology. It covers topics such as the best ways to write textbooks, design educational software, prepare effective teachers, organize classrooms, and use the internet to enhance student learning. The practical suggestions that come out of the learning sciences are used on this website to propose an approach to teaching and learning that reflects state of the art thinking in the field.