Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative

In 2016, JFF’s Students at the Center initiative announced a first-of-its-kind research collaborative that will build, define, apply, and share a robust evidence base for student-centered learning. This bold new initiative began with a core group of scholars, school leaders, policymakers, practitioners, and funders, each known for their impact and influence, coming together to clarify and catalyze the field. Their charge: to work in partnership to investigate and evaluate what we know about student-centered learning both in and beyond today’s schools, and then leverage that knowledge to affect meaningful change at scale.

The Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative is excited to release four hot-off-the-press research studies from its first round of Research Collaborative grantees. Check out the findings and the latest resources below!

Explore the Findings and Implementation Materials

The Latest from the Research Collaborative:

blog | September 19, 2019

Transforming Research on Student-Centered Learning by having Students Lead the Investigations

Rita Pello

In the education world, well-intentioned adults often gather to discuss evidence-based instructional techniques they intend

blog | September 18, 2019

Critical Civic Inquiry: Students Master Academic Content through Action Research Projects

Ben Kirshner

When I was starting out as a youth worker in San Francisco’s Mission District in

blog | September 13, 2019

Researcher Positionality

Eric Toshalis

“What you see depends on where you stand.” “And where you stand is the result

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