Learning Sciences at UCLA
The Education Department of the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA announces a new doctoral program in the Learning Sciences. Applications are now being accepted for students who wish to begin their studies in the fall of 2009. The learning sciences refers to interdisciplinary approaches to studying learning in real-world settings, with the dual aims of understanding and improving learning and human development. At UCLA, the learning sciences embraces a range of disciplines and approaches to the study of learning, including educational psychology, cognitive science, anthropology, applied linguistics, and sociology. Our faculty pursues a broad range of questions in a diverse variety of settings, including schools, after school settings, museums, higher education, and other organizations. LS@UCLA focuses around three themes. Each theme reflects a commitment to the kind of work we do, and these multiple themes are intertwined in each faculty member’s research.