Who we are
The Research in Education and Learning Lab at UVA is housed in the Curry School of Education. As part of the Applied Developmental Science program, the lab's research focusses on studying how children develop the skills necessary for science learning and critical thinking more generally. The specific areas of research include children's developing spatial reasoning abilities and children's inquiry skills including question asking and curiosity more generally.
We are always looking for families interested in helping us learn through participation in our research. We also are working to develop and nurture relationships with local schools and informal education groups, and have educational programs and professional development that can be modified to fit the needs of community groups and schools. Finally, we are often looking for students interested in research in these areas to join our team and help us learn more about child development! Please email us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location & Hours
Our studies are typically conducted by appointment. Please contact us to sign up!
We also have several opportunities to participate through our outreach programs. Currently, we have regular spatial playgroups at the Virginia Discovery Museum, where children can participate every Wednesday from 4-4:45 pm. We also have ongoing participation available at the Virginia Discovery Museum on Saturdays from 1-3 pm.
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