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 grateful for thought leadership and anchor funding from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and additional support from the Barr Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and Overdeck Family Foundation.

New Findings from the Research Collaborative

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. Studying classrooms from California to rural Maine, research teams from American Institutes for Research, Educational Development Center, and High Tech High Graduate School of Education explored proficiency-based education, student agency, and personalization through collaboration.

Explore the Findings and Implementation Materials

Apply Now: Students at the Center Distinguished Fellowship

JFF’s Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative will select six leaders who are currently serving as classroom educators or school administrators in the New England area to comprise its next cohort of Students at the Center Distinguished Fellows. Selected Fellows will receive a $10,000 stipend over the course of their tenure, as well as access to an “impact fund” of up to $5,000 per year to support school-related efforts to apply student-centered learning research in practice. Applications are due November 26, 2018.

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The Latest from the Research Collaborative:

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event | October 24, 2018

Research Collaborative Seminar: Learning With Others

According to a new report from American Institutes for Research (AIR) and JFF’s Student-Centered Learning

resource | October 10, 2018

Student-Centered Learning Self-Reflection Tool

Mary Bellavance

The Student-Centered Learning Self-Reflection Tool was created by Mary Bellavance, Instructional Coach at Biddeford Middle

resource | October 10, 2018

Understanding implementation of proficiency-based education in Maine

Education Development Center

Education Development Center (EDC) conducted this study as part of the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative’s