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The Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC) is a Science of Learning Center funded by NSF to bring together scientists and educators to understand spatial learning and to use this knowledge to develop programs and technologies that will transform educational practice, especially in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Want to help scientists help you?

cogsketchbutton75x69Researchers at the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC) are gathering a corpus of sketches using CogSketch. CogSketch is the sketch understanding software that we are creating, which is available for free from our web site. It has two purposes. First, we are using it to explore how people reason and 

Read more: Want to help scientists help you?

Invitation to Researchers

openhand-robpatrickThe Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center would like to invite interested researchers currently conducting spatial cognition and learning research to join this open Network.

If you would like to be involved, please contact the SILC Webmaster to request an invitation.

Special Features

highlight-semuthutanEnjoy the archives of our monthly highlights of SILC research. See the Showcase pages now.


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apple-tests&instruments75x73The SILC Tests & Instruments page contains files of tests and surveys that have been developed by SILC researchers. These are available for you to use in your research.

go to Using Spatial Learning BibliographyFind out how to use spatial learning in your classroom or at home, by reading these articles for educators, policy makers and parents.

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