Learning Sciences

Degree Types: PhD, MA

The Interdisciplinary Learning Sciences Program prepares researchers, developers, and practitioners to advance the scientific understanding and practice of teaching and learning.

Through coursework and research apprenticeships, students engage in three facets of learning sciences research and theory:

  • Cognition: Scientific models of the structures and processes of learning and teaching.
  • Sociocultural context: Social, organizational, and cultural dynamics of learning and teaching.
  • Design: Building environments for learning and teaching.

Students participate in frontier investigations in schools, workplaces, and other settings. The program emphasizes the design and use of technologies as a component of innovation and educational reform.

Learning Sciences faculty consider learning and teaching from a diversity of theoretical and methodological perspectives including artificial intelligence, cognitive and developmental psychology, computer science, and educational research.

See Learning Sciences Degree Requirements for specific classes and procedures needed to complete this program.

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