Cognition, Learning, and Development (CLAD) Lab
Director: Nicole McNeil
We study cognitive development, with a particular emphasis on mathematical cognition and skilled reading. We use the methods and tools from cognitive science to tackle fundamental questions about the learning process, while also addressing practical challenges that educators face. We collaborate with researchers, computer scientists, teachers, policymakers, and other leaders in education to design learning environments that support all children in achieving their full potential. In this way, we embody the mission of the Institute for Educational Initiatives to improve education for all children, particularly those who do not have access to the same resources, opportunities, and support as others.