SLI supports six projects that aim to further our understanding of how humans learn


The Science of Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University will support six new interdisciplinary projects with two-year seed grants.

SLI’s Director, Barbara Landau, recognized for contributions to science of psychology


Johns Hopkins cognitive scientist Barbara Landau has won a 2018 William James Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science, an honor that recognizes individuals for their "lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology."

The 74 Million Highlights SLI’s Translational Science Partnership


A recent piece by the news outlet, The 74 Million, highlights SLI's translational science partnership with the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.

Teachers get up-close view of what research about learning looks like


Over 150 educators take part in first-ever Science in Action Day at Johns Hopkins University

SLI’s Pilot Program Will Test Novel Approach to Teaching Science


With a 1.4 million federal grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, SLI researchers will test a novel approach to teaching 3rd-grade science.

SLI Seeking Post-doctoral Research Fellow


The Science of Learning Institute and the Department of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University is seeking a highly qualified post-doctoral research fellow to join an interdisciplinary research team to develop and evaluate a novel spatially-enhanced 3rd grade science curriculum and teacher supports.

Kelly Fisher and Kristin Gagnier awarded Institute of Education Sciences Grant


SLI’s Kelly Fisher and Kristin Gagnier were awarded a Cognition and Student Learning (CASL) grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to develop a novel 3rd-grade science curriculum and teacher professional development supports. This 1.4 million dollar award is in partnership with Prince George’s County Public Schools.

SLI’s Susan Courtney named vice provost for faculty affairs


SLI researcher, Susan Courtney, will become the university's next vice provost for faculty affairs.

SLI to Host 150 K-12 Educators for a “Science in Action” Day


Educators and school leaders will spend ½ day at Johns Hopkins University to gain first-hand experience in the conduct of science of learning research and explore how research is related to educational practice.

SLI team takes interdisciplinary approach to characterize children’s block building skill


SLI team aims to understand the development of children’s block-building skill, how this spatial skill is linked to academic learning more generally, and how it can be nurtured to move children from "novice" to "expert" builders.