T h e L E A R N I N G S C I E N C E S P h. D. P r o g r
Preparing individuals for productive work and a high quality of life in
today's society is a complex challenge for schools and corporations. To meet
this challenge, Northwestern University has established a unique Ph.D. program
in the Learning Sciences. Its purpose is to advance the research and
development of innovative educational structures and technologies.
Research in the Learning Sciences is aimed at creating environments that offer
all students a rich variety of opportunities for learning to think effectively,
both within and outside of formal learning settings. Graduate student and
faculty research efforts are supported by a multimedia, networked computing
infrastructure and an unusual commitment to developing technologies that
function effectively within their intended settings.
The Learning Sciences is a synthesis of computational and social science
disciplines including artificial intelligence, cognitive and developmental
psychology, educational research, linguistics, computer science, anthropology
and fields that develop strategies for teaching complex subject matter.
Through research, field work and apprenticeships, the Ph.D. program will
prepare its graduates to assume leadership roles in advancing the scientific
understanding and systematic practices of learning and teaching.
Students are eligible for competitively-awarded multi-year funding. To qualify
for financial aid, candidates should apply by January 15, 1992. Applications
received after that date may be considered. Individuals with relevant teaching
experience or a strong academic background in a field related to the Learning
Sciences are encouraged to apply. For application materials or for further
Professor Roy Pea
Ph.D. Program Chair
The Learning Sciences
1890 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201