A major/degree in Learning Sciences is a program that focuses on the multiple aspects of learning in different environments, including specific aspects of the content to be mastered, cognitive aspects of the student, the instructional environment and materials, the preparation and activities of the instructor, socio-cultural and linguistic components, and assessment outcomes.
Includes instruction in the social, organizational, and cultural dynamics of learning; learning and cognition; learning strategies; educational psychology; educational testing and measurement; instructional design and technology; and statistical design of educational research.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Learning Sciences (use the College Search feature and enter "learning sciences" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Learning Sciences?
Because this major/degree is inter- and multidisciplinary in nature, you will find yourself prepared for careers in (but not exclusive to) education, research and development, healthcare, government, public and private businesses, and the psychology fields (such as counseling).
Associations and Professional Organizations in Learning Sciences
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
Publications/Magazines in Learning Sciences