The Science of Learning

The broader field of the science of learning attempts to connect scientific research to the classroom.  Empirical research in what is helpful in improving academic achievement for educators is the main driver in this new science.   One of the more interesting subfields looks at the intersection of cognitive sciences and education.
According to the Dana Institute for Brain Initiatives, "Neuroeducation is an interdisciplinary field that combines neuroscience, psychology and education to improve teaching methods and curricula."  The research and initiatives try to use discoveries about learning, memory, language and other areas of cognitive science to improve education