The Network of Academic Programs in the Learning Sciences (NAPLeS) is a network of Ph.D. and Master’s programs in the Learning Sciences
NAPLeS is part of the educational mission of the International Society of the Learning Sciences. It was officially founded at the 2012 ICLS meeting.
The overall mission of NAPLeS is to foster high quality Learning Sciences programs internationally through several mechanisms that support teaching and learning.
As of October 2020, 60 programs from 39 universities representing countries in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia have joined NAPLeS.
The overall mission of NAPLeS is to foster high quality Learning Sciences programs internationally through several mechanisms that support teaching and learning:
In this video, Frank Fischer will present the most important things you need to know about NAPLeS. Daniel Sommerhoff will provide valuable insight into the Learning Sciences by presenting his study about what Learning Sciences programs teach worldwide.
- 0:00 – General Introduction
- 0:44 – Part 1: NAPLeS: The Network of Academic Programs in the Learning Sciences Frank Fischer
- 0:44 – What is the main goal of NAPLeS and what are the major NAPLeS activities?
- 2:35 – NAPLeS video resources and webinars
- 6:50 – NAPLeS syllabi collection
- 8:36 – The history of NAPLeS
- 11:16 – NAPLeS Status Quo and future directions
- 12:06 – Useful Information if you are interested in NAPLeS membership
- 16:00 – Part 2: Teaching the Learning Sciences: an analysis of 75 programmes Daniel Sommerhoff
- 16:17 – Introduction and background of the study: What is Learning Sciences?
- 16:57 – Research questions and method of the study
- 18:43 – Results: What do Learning Sciences Programs teach?
- 22:45 – Discussion of the results
To learn more about Daniel Sommerhoff’s study:
- Sommerhoff, D., Szameitat, A., Vogel, F., Chernikova, O., Loderer, K., & Fischer, F. (2018). What do we teach when we teach the Learning Sciences? An analysis of 75 degree programs. Journal of the Learning Sciences 27(2), 319-351. doi: 10.1080/10508406.2018.1440353