University of Queensland Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC)
Facilitated by the University of Queensland, the SLRC was set up and administered in conjunction with Emeritus Professor John Hattie, who is widely regarded internationally as a thought leader in education.
SLRC is a special research initiative of the Australian Research Council that brings together neuroscientists, psychologists and education researchers across the country, collaborating on programs to better understand learning, using a range of innovative experimental techniques and programs.
St John’s has partnered with the SLRC on a research project focused specifically on student wellbeing.
Numerous studies have shown that students do not perform well academically if their wellbeing is at risk. During this research project, St John’s is exploring how to embed wellbeing practices in all aspects of College life as well as ensuring that a common language is employed at all year levels.
This research project is initially for a twelve-month period with the potential to develop into an ongoing partnership.