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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




gradSERU Luncheon

2:00- 2:30 PM. Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Suite 2500

The Office of the Provost - Graduate Studies is always looking for ways to improve the experiences of our graduate and professional students. If you have about 30 minutes, stop by to take the Graduate Student Experience in the Research University (gradSERU) survey and enjoy a Chipotle lunch on us. RSVP required and space is limited. Please plan to bring a drink or water bottle with you. GradSERU is mobile-friendly. Register here.



Sustainability: Building an Equitable Future


Did you know that equity is 1 of 3 pillars of sustainability? This workshop will explore how equity and sustainability go hand-in-hand. Participants will learn about environmental justice, community development, and inclusion initiatives at Pitt and in Pittsburgh – and how they and their departments can help contribute. Register here.



Getting Systematic About Systematic Reviews

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m, ONLINE

This online class for students, faculty, and residents will provide an overview SR's. describe characteristics of high-quality systematic reviews, and provide a glimpse into the comprehensive literature searches required for such projects. Register here.

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