In Get Real! Science, we ground our thinking and design in the science of learning. How do people learn? And how do they learn science? What role do power and privilege play in learning? How does authenticity impact not only motivation, but access to language and other tools that can support deep learning of science?
As we design and refine learning environments in both school and outside-of-school settings, we learn much about justice-centered ambitious science teaching. How to be learners of local cultures before and while we teach, how youth shape and expand science and engineering practices in collaborative and multi-modal spaces, and the power struggles teachers must navigate when enacting anti-racist pedagogy are just a few of the examples of GRS inquiries into the science of learning science for equity.