Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI)
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The Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI) is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary group who are learning about learning - through collaboration, invention, implementation, and dissemination.

We conduct internationally recognised research into the cognitive, social and cultural aspects of learning to increase our understanding and to enrich education through the design of innovative technologies or educational practices.

Our work explores the fundamental processes and practices of learning by researching within preschools, schools, universities, colleges, workplaces, and informal learning centres. We also pursue fundamental questions in our laboratory space.

Learning Sciences Research Institute

Learning Sciences
Research Institute


This research is supported by a variety of national and international funders to produce high quality outcomes including reports, journal and book publications as well as open access materials and technologies.

Professor Shaaron Ainsworth
Centre Convenor

LSRI news

Bricks and Bits - Success for MA Student Ezequiel Aleman

Challenges designed for primary and secondary schools gets national attention in Uruguay
09 July 2018

International Conference of the Learning Sciences

Staff and students of the University of Nottingham's Learning Sciences Research Institute will share their research at this conference, 23-27 June
25 June 2018

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The Definite Article blog

LSRI events

Education research: what contribution can we make?

15 (09:30) - 16 November 2018 (17:00)
School of Education postgraduate research conference

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Learning Sciences Research Institute

School of Education
University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

+44 (0)115 951 4543