Understanding learning processes is a key focus of our educational research.

Learning is fundamental to all levels of education. Learning encompasses both the processes and the outcomes of higher education. Fundamentally, feeling, thinking, doing and acting are all elements of learning processes and these processes occur in complex social environments. Our research on learning in higher education encompasses all of these elements. The aim of this research is both to better understand how these processes are occurring in the ever-changing higher education sector and to use foundational research on learning to help enhance policy and practice at UQ and beyond.

If you are interested in research in learning in higher education, or would like further information, please contact A/Prof Jason Lodge.

Higher Education Learning Framework (HELF)

The Higher Education Learning Framework was developed as part of the Australian Research Council Funded Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC) led by UQ. The Framework is an attempt to distil the research on learning in higher education into a set of key principles for everyone in teaching and learning in higher education to consider when designing curriculum and assessment.

If you would like further information about the HELF, or the SLRC, please contact A/Prof Jason Lodge.

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Self-regulated learning

The ability to make sound judgements about progress in learning and to make good decisions about how and when to study are fundamental to being a successful university student.

Research on self-regulated learning attempts to understand and help students to develop these important skills. Within ITaLI and across UQ, researchers are working together to delve into and improve self-regulated learning, particularly in blended and online learning.

If you are interested in research in self-regulated learning, or would like further information, please contact A/Prof Jason Lodge.

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