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The lamps are different, but the light is the same. - Rumi

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The Stanford Learning Lab guides undergraduate and grad students to become more efficient learners, nurtures student and staff communities, and integrates the goals of Our Most Important Work and the IDEAL Initiative

From our Learning Specialists

Tip of the Month:

Create a space conducive to flow (pinpoint the conditions you need to focus and create or go to this environment).

For more tips and resources on this topic, visit our Time Management page and our new Learning Cafe in the Learning Library. 

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Our Mission & Values

Discover our core objectives and the values that fuel them. 

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Meet our staff and find out how to connect with them. 

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Connect with our Learning Lab partners.

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What is Learner Variability?

On an individual scale, we start from the cognitive and social science premise that a multitude of factors influence learning. On a larger scale, learner variability refers to the ways in which the diversity of approaches to learning can create major hurdles and deliver tremendous benefits. 

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Language Matters

At the Learning Lab, we work with all Stanford students.  When discussing individual learner variability, we use each student’s preferred terms, embracing the stance that Elizabeth Ross takes. 

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Learning Lab Newsletters

Our monthly newsletters provide highlights of Learning Lab programming, dates for upcoming events, and strategies that will enhance your learning experience.