Children's Cognitive Research Lab

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Our research team studies the basics of knowledge development and children's STEM learning, using the lens of complex systems and network theory. Basic research shows that learning is an intrinsic property of the mind. Rather than being an unpleasant chore, learning is a very basic process of how the mind functions. Yet, when one looks at schools’ report cards, the opposite seems to be the case: Many children seem to have trouble learning. To address this conundrum, we pursue three lines of research, each infused with community-based participatory research and insights from complexity theory.

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