Professor Annemaree Carroll is Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Educational Psychology in the School of Education at The University of Queensland. Annemaree is a registered psychologist and teacher. Her research activities focus on understanding the impact of emotions, attention, and behaviour on learning throughout child and adolescent development, developing innovative self-regulatory interventions for children and youth to bring about positive change in their lives, and implementing strategies that can be translated into educational outcomes. Annemaree’s work has attracted over $20 million in research funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC), the Queensland Government, the University of Queensland and other Australian universities and she has published extensively in leading education and psychology journals.

Educators and researchers in partnership: how our collective effort can lead learning

Understanding learning, and how to promote, lead, and measure it are shared interests of both educators and researchers. At the Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC) we investigate learning using a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on education, neuroscience and psychology to contribute to a growing evidence base around human-centred learning. However, to translate this evidence into practice and to positively impact learner outcomes in diverse contexts, the SLRC have established partnerships with educators and education leaders, creating an ongoing dialogue between researchers and practitioners. These partnerships allow us to learn together and are driving an education-informed research agenda.

This session will provide some insight into how the partnerships and collaborations between educators and researchers at the SLRC are building a community of research-informed educators and education-informed researchers who share a belief in the power of learning together and co-creating ways to lead learning in others. The year 2020 has altered how we approach learning in ways we had never imagined, and whilst we didn’t plan for this, together we can learn from it. We must recognise that our collective effort – as researchers and educators – matters. Through ongoing partnerships, we can set a new agenda and lead learning in a changed world.