HomeThe Asia-Pacific Education Researchervol. 21 no. 1 (2012)

Editorial: Learning Sciences Research in the Asia Pacific Countries

Cher-ping Lim | Seng-chee Tan

Discipline: Education



Learning sciences is an interdisciplinary field that studies learning and education in formal and informal contexts. The goal of learning sciences is to understand the conditions and processes that lead to effective learning, so that the knowledge can be used to redesign formal and informal learning environments to bring about deep learning. As an interdisciplinary field, it draws upon research methods and outcomes from various disciplines such as information sciences, cognitive sciences, artificial intelligence, neurosciences, design studies, instructional design, cognitive anthropology, and educational psychology.