Our new research agenda will further the science of learning variability to provide quality learning opportunities to every child.
Our vision for the future
Through this research we will build a robust body of knowledge on learning variability. We will build a global multidisciplinary research community working towards improving children’s learning and development. We will also seek to inspire conversation and action among researchers and funders on understanding and embracing learning variability in children. Finally, we hope this will support the emergence of education systems that embrace variability-based education innovations, policies, and programs.rnrnWe will fund researchers through support for Jacobs Foundation Research Fellows, a biannual research conference, and a research series based around our transformative questions. Going forward, together with our partners, we will work to expand on this research agenda to explore questions of relevance to practitioners and schools and policymakers and education systems.rnrnWe will consider the research agenda a success if by 2030 we have achieved the following:rnu003culu003ern tu003cliu003eA community of researchers has established fruitful lines of research on learning variability.u003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eThe education funding community discusses the three types of variability knowledgeably.u003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003ePedagogical innovations and education policies take learning variability into account in their design and implementation.u003c/liu003ernu003c/ulu003e