Stephanie MacMahon

Stephanie MacMahon

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

Dr Stephanie MacMahon is the Manager of Research Translation and Engagement for the Science of Learning Research Centre. She is also a Lecturer in the Science of Learning and in Arts and Creativity at the School of Education, The University of Queensland. Her research interests are in human connection and learning, and the effective translation of research into practice. Stephanie has 20 years of school-based classroom experience with a background in Arts and Music education.

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An evidence-based approach to improving academic reading skills
An evidence-based approach to improving academic reading skills

Staff at St Rita’s College in Brisbane have worked with researchers to implement an academic reading skills intervention for Year 7s. The ‘Lost in Transition’ project merges evidence from the literature with research in the context of the school to meet student needs.

Building a bridge between research and educational practice
Building a bridge between research and educational practice

Translating academic research into classroom practice is traditionally a one-way relationship – from research to practice. University of Queensland colleagues Stephanie MacMahon, Jack Leggett and Annemaree Carroll share details of a collaboration with educators making it a two-way process of engagement.

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.