The Higher Education Learning Framework (HELF) is a research project of the Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC), a Special Research Initiative of the Australian Research Council.

This project aimed to develop an evidence-informed model for university learning in the form of a Higher Education Learning Framework (PDF, 187KB).

This was achieved through a synthesis of existing frameworks, literature, and research on the topic along with a set of national and international expert interviews offering the latest thinking on university learning.

The framework has been developed through a Science of Learning lens that threads together the often-disparate thinking in education, neuroscience and psychology to offer a convergent framework on effective learning in higher education that can broadly guide the sector.

HELF working group