CASTL Related Labs

CASTL partners with a number of labs across the School of Education and Human Development to collaborate on educational research. Each lab contributes a unique area of expertise that contributes to CASTL's interdisciplinary and innovative research environment.

UVA Social Development Lab

Promoting Social and Academic Growth

Directed by Sara Rimm-Kaufman, the lab collaborates with CASTL to examine how classroom experiences contribute to elementary school aged children’s social development.

Visit Lab

Motivate Lab

Learning What Motivates

Directed by Chris Hulleman, the lab develops and tests motivation interventions and assessments in academic, sport, work, and extracurricular settings.

Visit Lab


Foundations of Cognition and Learning

FOCAL studies the cognitive processes that underpin learning throughout the school years, from executive function to visuospatial processing.

Visit Lab


Developing Spatial Reasoning and Inquiry Skills

The Research in Education and Learning Lab’s research focuses on studying how children develop the skills necessary for science learning and critical thinking.

To learn more, visit the REAL Lab