CoCo to host Conference of the Learning Sciences

2 July 2010

The faculty's Centre for Research in Computer Supported Learning and Cognition (CoCo) has won the bid to host the 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences in Sydney for 2012.

In the 20 year history of ICLS, this is the first time it will be held in the Southern Hemisphere. Professor Michael Jacobson, CoCo's co-director and convener of the event said "It's a tribute to the strength of learning sciences research at Sydney that we were able to win against worldwide competition".

The conference is held by the International Society for the Learning Sciences. The conference brings together scholars from a range of disciplines with researchers in the sciences of learning, instruction, and design. These diverse perspectives are brought together to address questions of how we can better understand and improve learning.

The faculty's CoCo Research Centre does work in the learning sciences which, according to CoCo's directors, "brings together multiple disciplinary perspectives to tackle problems that are intellectually, economically, and socially central to life in the 21st century". CoCo also leads the faculty's Master of Learning Science and Technology program.

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