Learning Sciences (LS) is a new interdisciplinary research area. It studies how humans learn complex concepts and skills. A specific focus of LS is human learning based on imagination and modeling, particularly in science, mathematics and engineering.
Studies in learning sciences seek to develop an understanding of the cognitive and neural mechanisms involved in human learning. Insights from these studies are used to develop new ways of teaching, learning and training.
A key application area of LS is the design of novel learning and training systems, based on new computational media. Examples include manipulable simulations and modeling systems, which bring together and extend embodied interaction platforms such as Kinect, Leap Motion, Virtual/Mixed Reality etc.