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WSU Science Education

Immersive Science Learning Environment Lab

Making a real difference

EUCAPS = Enhancing Understanding of Concepts and Practices of Science.

It’s changing students’ world.

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When Many > One

There is substantial evidence across the social and natural sciences suggesting cohesive groups of individuals are able to outperform individuals.

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Sorting to Learn in Science

The Enhancing Learning and Transfer of Science Principles via Category Construction project seeks to support mastery and transfer of evolution principles.

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Argument in Science

Using argument as to understand the nature of science knowledge.

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PHONE (509) 335-8545 • LOCATION Cleveland Hall Room 80, Pullman, WA 99164


The Immersive Science Learning Environment Lab (ISLE) is dedicated to the study of learning environments that seek to build students’ grasp of scientific practices while simultaneously developing an understanding of disciplinary big ideas. Within this broad area of inquiry, we are particularly interested in examining and subsequently supporting teachers’ movement toward adaptive pedagogy and the development of prosocial classroom environments. Adaptive pedagogy is instruction in which the teacher responds in the moment as required by the changing needs of her students. Prosocial classroom environments are those in which students recognize that they are part of a greater classroom community which have a collective goal.