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Educational Opportunities for All

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Knowledge about the Science of Learning

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with Educators to Accelerate Improvement

Tim Nokes-Malach and research group


the Next Generation of Learning Researchers

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to Pitt, Pittsburgh, and the Well-being of our Region

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at Home and Abroad

LRDC Mission

Understanding learning. Improving education.

The Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) is dedicated to advancing knowledge about the science of learning and improving education practice and opportunities for all.

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Addressing Complex Challenges in Teaching & Learning...

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Our Research

Dr. Nokes-Malach and research group

Research Training

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Education Improvement

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Connections & Contributions

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Our Research Areas

Cognitive & Neural Foundations of Learning Developmental Processes & Outcomes Educational Opportunities, Equity, & Attainment Improvement Research in Education Informal & Life-long Learning Learning Technology Motivation & Engagement Reading & Language Reasoning, Decision Making, & Argumentation STEM connectivity icon


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