Stephanie MacMahon

Stephanie MacMahon

Manager of Research Translation and Engagement at the Science of Learning Research Centre

Dr Stephanie MacMahon was a P-12 Music and Arts teacher and Head of Faculty for 20 years prior to undertaking her PhD at The University of Queensland. Her research interests are in human connection and learning, and the role that conscious and unconscious processes play in influencing engagement and learning across the lifespan. As Manager of Research Translation and Engagement at the Science of Learning Research Centre, Steph develops, delivers and manages a range of partnerships and collaborations between educators and researchers – building a dialogue around evidence-informed teaching, learning, and leading. Central to this is the flagship Partner Schools Program.

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Improving students’ writing through feedback
Improving students’ writing through feedback

‘Feedback is identified as one of the most powerful strategies to progress student learning.’ Today’s article explores the nature and impact of high quality feedback, and shares how one school’s focus on teacher feedback on students’ writing is driving real change and improving outcomes.

Research to practice – classroom educators engaging with researchers
Research to practice – classroom educators engaging with researchers

A key initiative of the Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC) in 2017 has been the establishment of the SLRC Partner Schools project, involving six schools in south-east Queensland, grouped in two networked clusters.

The role of synchrony in collaborative learning
The role of synchrony in collaborative learning

In an effort to understand how students learn, these researchers have collaborated across disciplines to explain the role of synchrony in collaborative learning.