Research Team

The University of Melbourne

Teaching How to Learn - Professor Lorraine Graham

Professor Lorraine Graham

Lorraine Graham is Foundation Professor of Learning Intervention at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne. She is a Chief Investigator on the Teaching How to Learn project and leads this work in Victoria.  Lorraine’s work is focused on the effective teaching of students with learning difficulties, inclusive practices, and teacher professional learning. She has a long-standing interest in self-regulated learning and strategy instruction. During the last twenty-five years she has collaborated to attract over $10 million dollars of research and consultancy funding, including two Australian Research Council Discovery Grants (2019-2021; 2003-2005) and two Australian Research Council Linkage Grants (2016-2018; 2013-2016). Lorraine has authored 8 books, more than 90 published academic works, and extensive educational resource materials.

Teaching How to Learn - Dr Sean Kang

Dr Sean Kang

Sean Kang is a Senior Lecturer in the Science of Learning at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) and coordinates MGSE’s Professional Certificate in Educational Neuroscience. In the Teaching How to Learn project, he contributes to research and outreach to schools in Melbourne/Victoria.

Sean’s research focuses on applying the cognitive science of human learning and memory towards improving instruction and student learning, and he has explored the benefits of practising retrieval from memory, spacing of study opportunities, and interleaving of practice, and he has authored over two dozen academic articles. A recently concluded project funded by the National Endowment for Financial Education (USA) examined the use of spaced retrieval practice on smartphones to enhance financial education in college students. In addition, he is currently an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Sean received his undergraduate education at the National University of Singapore, obtained his PhD in cognitive psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, after which he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego.

Teaching How to Learn - Dr Emily H. White

Dr Emily H. White

Emily White is a Research Fellow within the Teaching How to Learn project at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and serves as a sessional lecturer for several universities. She is also a teacher practitioner in vision impairment education and physical education, with over fifteen years of experience in providing professional learning for teachers. In the Teaching How to Learn project, she coordinates the professional learning/development programs in Victoria, and shares responsibility for data collection, analysis, and research dissemination with the Flinders University team. Her research interests include understanding, mapping, and supporting learning for students with disability, particularly vision impairment, as well as digital literacy and inclusive assessment. She has published several articles and book chapters on accessible, inclusive, and valid assessment for students with disability.