Welcome to the Science Learning Research Group!

SLRG examines learners’ reasoning, critical thinking, and understanding of scientific knowledge claims and how to effectively teach toward scientific literacy. Much of our research is situated within the context of formal classroom settings and focuses on effective teaching tools and strategies to support deep learning, particularly about Earth and space scientific topics that pose local, regional, and global challenges (e.g., causes of current climate change, availability of freshwater resources).

The Group is co-directed by Dr. Doug Lombardi at University of Maryland, College Park and Dr. Janelle M. Bailey at Temple University.