The International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) works to further scientific, humanistic, and critical theoretical understanding of learning and to engage in the design and implementation of learning innovations and the improvement of instructional methodologies. Learning Sciences (LS) research traditionally focuses on the cognitive-psychological, social-psychological, cultural-psychological and critical theoretical foundations of human learning as well as the practical design of learning environments. Major contributing fields include cognitive science, computer science, educational psychology, anthropology, and applied linguistics. Over the past decade, LS researchers have expanded their focus to include the design of curricula, informal learning environments, instructional methods, and policy innovations.
A core feature of research in the learning sciences is attention to the detailed processes of learning and teaching for theory development. Accordingly, the Society calls for papers that address questions about learning processes, mechanisms, and outcomes. Papers may develop data-driven theories that elucidate processes of learning and teaching within various contexts and the ways in which technologies, instructional practices, and learning environments can be designed to support learning in different contexts.
Learning sciences research addresses how to connect research, practice, and policy with the aim to impact educational policy and practice and develop research-practice partnerships. Papers may examine issues such as how to intertwine, yet balance, research and practice and how to create equitable research-practice partnerships that acknowledge and draw from the various expertise and the multiple perspectives that practitioners, researchers, and policymakers bring to the table. Diverse methodologies can be employed for examining learning at scale for educational impact. Papers may also develop and examine innovative approaches to impact policy and practice more effectively while maintaining a productive dialogue between various stakeholders.
International Society of the Learning Sciences, 2023 Conference
Presentations by SMU Simmons School Scholars:
|Tuesday, June 13, 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m., Block D
Ideologies of place and reasoning about space with maps, Sherard, M.K. (in press). Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Learning Sciences - ICLS 2023. Montreal, Canada: International Society of the Learning Sciences
|Wednesday, June 14, 4:30 pm - 6 p.m., #359, Poster-B
Student's Affective and Physiological Attitudes toward Mathematics while Participating in Math Walks. Milton, S., Sager, M.T., Walkington, C. Petrosino, A.J., Sherard M.K. Dhingra, K. (in press). Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Learning Sciences - ICLS 2023. Montreal, Canada: International Society of the Learning Sciences
|Thursday, June 15, 1:30 am - 12 p.m., Block J
Examining Mathematical Questioning during Math Walks. Sager, M.T., Sherard, M.K., Walkington, C., Petrosino, A.J., Milton S. (in press). Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Learning Sciences - ICLS 2023. Montreal, Canada: International Society of the Learning Sciences.