The best learning experiences are grounded in the science of how people learn and develop. We enable educators, researchers, education technology developers, and communities to use the latest learning science.
Learning Science Defined
The study of how people learn and how different kinds of environments, circumstances, mindsets, and approaches impact learning experiences.
Here’s a closer look at our initial focus areas:
We connect research with what happens in the classroom. This means educators can more easily use insights from research in their decision-making and researchers can more easily ground their studies in practical classroom challenges.
The development, collection, evaluation, and use of high-quality evidence in schools and communities are critical components to our work. With our partners, we support an approach that addresses the ethical implications and appropriate use of these measures.
Applied Learning Science
We apply knowledge of how people learn in order to help develop solutions to challenges educators face in classrooms. Our partners promote evidence-based practices, product development, and professional learning (here’s an example).
School and Research Collaboratives
We support collaborations among educators, researchers, developers, and communities to build infrastructure that allows them to rapidly advance solutions that improve teaching and learning.
Breakthrough Learning Projects
We work with partners to accelerate the development of big-bet innovations that address long-standing challenges in education.