Our mission at Stanford's Identity, Engagement, and Learning Lab (StIELL) is to develop tools to support productive and inclusive collaborative mathematics problem-solving classrooms that foster conceptual understanding, strategic thinking, and mathematical dispositions across a diverse community of young learners.
StIELL has three specific areas of focus:
(1) developing and utilizing conceptual and analytic tools to capture the interplay between identity and learning processes in mathematics classrooms;
(2) supporting elementary school teachers’ capacity to foster productive, collaborative, and conceptually-oriented mathematics learning among linguistically and racially diverse students; and
(3) disseminating knowledge on the relations between learning and becoming in mathematics learning spaces.
Led by Dr. Jennifer Langer-Osuna, StIELL conducts classroom-based studies that examine key relationships between mathematics classroom interactions, learning opportunities, and processes of identification with mathematics.