The Learning Sciences & Human Development (LSHD) program takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding learning, teaching and the organizing of activities for learning. The program, based in the fields of learning sciences and human development, is particularly concerned with learning and development in and across school and out-of-school contexts and with intersections between learning and policy. The faculty have a strong commitment to and record of working successfully with school and community partners to organize innovative practices that open up opportunities for transformative learning.

The LSHD program is on the leading edge of the field in its theoretical and practical explorations of issues of social and spatial justice, culture and diversity in learning. LSHD faculty and students are also leaders in theorizing and building partnerships with schools, districts and state agencies, as well as youth and community organizations.