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Learning and Cognition Lab

Research interest

The Learning and Cognition Lab (LCL) is a cognitive science based research lab dedicated to the advancement of learning sciences. The lab takes an interdisciplinary approach to explore multiple questions related to student learning, from designing instructional modules for science curricula and student collaboration to devising teacher professional development. The scholarly work produced in the lab has been featured in several prominent academic journals and received numerous awards for its contributions to the field. The lab, directed by Dr. Michelene Chi, investigates and tests her theories of student engagement and learning of emergence causality related to science domains.

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Dr. Michelene (Micki) T.H. Chi

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Phone (office): (480) 727-0041

Current positions

Regents' Professor

Foundation Professor and Dorothy Bray Endowed Professor of Science and Teaching

Director of the Learning and Cognition Lab

Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Arizona State University