Office of Research

Learning in Informal and Formal Environments (LIFE) Center


The Learning in Informal and Formal Environments (LIFE) Center has defined two missions that reflect an interest in the social foundations of learning:

1. To identify and investigate underlying principles of how people learn socially by strategically sampling learning across settings, domains, and ages, and by using multiple methodologies (neurobiological, cognitive, developmental, and socio-cultural) to create an integrative synthesis.

2. To foster research and education collaborations with individual and institutional partners, and to promote qualitative improvements, both theoretical and practical, in our collective capacities for understanding and supporting human learning.

Funding Information:

National Science Foundation

Center Details

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Director: Kuhl, Patricia
Year Started: 2004
Administrator / Program Manager: Chee, Byan
Administering College/School: College of Arts and Sciences 
P.I. Home Department: Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences