Welcome to SILC
The Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC) brings together scientists and educators from many different institutions—including Temple University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University—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.
If you have questions about the SILC Project, please contact the SILC Program Coordinator.
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Want to help scientists help you?
Researchers 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
Invitation to Researchers
The 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 Dr. Sian Beilock, Associate Professor of Psychology at The University of Chicago to request an invitation.