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Learning Science Frontiers: from surface to deep learning 2024057F is a Course

Learning Science Frontiers: from surface to deep learning 2024057F

May 7, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024

$990 Enrol

Full course description

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Date and time

Tuesday 7 May 2024, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Delivery mode

In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne


Educator, Leader with understanding of learning science


Learning Science Frontiers: From Surface to Deep Learning is an advanced and intellectually stimulating course for educators and leaders ready to engage with the most challenging and cutting-edge concepts in learning science and neuroscience.

Why do so many students struggle to transfer knowledge and skills between contexts? 

What is the difference between surface and deep learning? 

How do things like feedback and assessment align with the larger human learning process, and where does metacognition come into play?

Learning Science Frontiers is an advanced and stimulating course for educators and leaders ready to move beyond the basic strategies of the Science of Learning and construct a deeper understanding of the learning process.  This course aims to re-frame and push the boundaries of traditional teaching methods by integrating complex theories of brain function, cognitive psychology, and developmental education.           

Key takeaways               

  • greater understanding of differentiating between surface, deep, and transfer learning and aligning varied pedagogies with each step.
  • greater skills to delineate the different levels of feedback and assessment and show how each aligns with and supports the learning trajectory.
  • greater understanding of the three requirements of metacognition and show how the concept of ‘metacognitive context’ can be applied across education.

Presenter information

Dr Jared Cooney Horvath            

Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath is an award-winning cognitive neuroscientist, best-selling author and renowned keynote speaker with an expertise in human learning, memory and brain stimulation. Dr. Horvath has published six books, over 60 research articles, and currently serves as an honorary researcher at the University of Melbourne and St. Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne. His research has been featured in The New York Times, WIRED, BBC, The Economist, PBS's Nova and ABC’s Catalyst.

Link(s) to relevant VRQA Standards 

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes