The Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC) brings together scientists and educators from Temple University, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to pursue the overarching goals of
Understanding spatial learning
Using this knowledge to develop programs and technologies that will transform educational practice, helping learners to develop the skills required to compete in a global economy.
SILC participants include researchers from cognitive science, psychology, computer science, education, and neuroscience, as well as practicing geoscientists and engineers who are particularly interested in spatial thinking in their fields, and teachers in the CPS.
DLESE is the Digital Library for Earth System Education, a geoscience community resource that supports teaching and learning about the Earth system. It is funded by the National Science Foundation and is being built by a community of educators, students, and scientists to support Earth system education at all levels and in both formal and informal settings. DLESE provides:
Easy access to quality teaching and learning resources about the Earth as a system for a wide range of learners.
Services to help users effectively create, use and evaluate digital learning resources.
Interfaces and tools to allow student exploration of Earth data.
A community center that fosters interaction, collaboration and sharing.
Cognitive Systems Research Group at Universität Bremen
The Cognitive Systems Research Group at Universität Bremen investigates issues of knowledge representation, reasoning, and communication from an interdisciplinary cognitive science research perspective. The focus of the research is in the area of spatial cognition. The scope of the research spans theoretical work in knowledge representation and formal reasoning, the development and implementation of spatio-temporal cognitive models in virtual and real environments, and empirical studies in the interaction of human and artificial cognitive agents.