Our team of experienced educators facilitates a broad-based program that promotes discovery, engagement, and diversity in an ever-expanding conception of learning.


Our mission is to bridge a historic gulf between pedagogy and technological advances. Today, CNDLS integrates a teaching and learning center with the latest educational technology.


How do we know our students are learning in the ways we hope and expect? We can help faculty formulate questions about student learning and develop plans for gathering evidence.


The landscape of higher education is changing, and we are engaged in advanced research on the pedagogical conditions and environments that best help students learn.


CNDLS @ Georgetown

Do something for yourself on #ValentinesDay! Register for our newest #MOOC launching today: https://t.co/rpTDPoiU2a

Feb. 14, 2017, 7:04 p.m.

CNDLS @ Georgetown

Engelhard work featured in @thehoya, reinforcing importance of considering whole students in classrooms #wellbeinghttps://t.co/6JtAHZP7Yj

Feb. 10, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

CNDLS @ Georgetown

Our newest #MOOC created w/@GUMedicine faculty, Demystifying #Biomedical Big Data, launching Feb 14 on @edXOnline https://t.co/GlEcn6R0rW

Feb. 10, 2017, 7:27 p.m.

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Ignatian Pedagogy: The Meaning of Reflection

February 15, 2017 | How can we make learning mean something? How can we go beyond conveying information to helping students grow in understanding and wisdom? At a Jesuit institution like Georgetown, we might turn for answers to the rich tradition of Ignatian Pedagogy. This contemplative approach to teaching is rooted in the sixteenth-century spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius—and... Read more »

Really, Though: How’s the Semester Going?

February 7, 2017 | The typical greeting on campus these days involves the question “How’s the semester going?” There are common answers, too, maybe involving how fast time is going by, or how much the grading is piling up—but, beyond those habitual observations, it can be hard to be sure just exactly how class is going. Most students at... Read more »

Keeping Goals in the Picture

February 1, 2017 | In the bustle (and sometimes chaos) of the semester itself, it can be easy to get lost in the day-to-day details and forget the bigger picture. But of course there is a bigger picture, and it’s the answer to this question: What do you want your students to achieve in your course? The answer to... Read more »

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