Who We Are

The Institute for Learning (IFL) is an outreach of the University of Pittsburgh's Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC). Comprised of scholar practitioners, the IFL helps educators bring what research tells us about teaching and learning into classrooms to help students grow their intelligence and reach the high standards demanded by today‚Äôs colleges and workforce. We believe—and research confirms—that virtually all students are capable of high achievement, if they work hard at the right kinds of learning tasks.

To do this, the IFL:

The IFL functions as a bridge between the domains of research and practice, bringing educators the best of current knowledge, research, tools, and models related to instruction and district design.