The Learning Sciences program in the Educational Psychology Department takes a broad approach to principles of cognition such as memory, problem solving, spatial reasoning and the effective representation of knowledge, computer-based education, as well as social, cultural processes and embodiment in collaborative and project-based learning, STEM education, and instructional communication.

In our successful apprenticeship model, students work with one faculty member who is their advisor during their studies. New students enter as members of their advisor’s lab and begin working on research projects with other students in that lab almost immediately. Finding a good match between advisor and student is an important part of graduate education in the Learning Sciences area.

For this reason, prospective students are encouraged to reach out as early as possible to faculty members and current students whose research interests overlap with their own.


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