For teachers: The Science of Learning - How to Implement Cognitive Psychology in STEM education

Unite! Teaching and Learning offers pedagogical trainings for Aalto University teachers including PhDs and post-docs with teaching responsibility. Cognitive psychology has contributed to our understanding of learning, but how can these strategies be implemented into teaching practices? So far, few instructors are aware of these promising strategies. Therefore, in this workshop, participants will get a chance to familiarize themselves with some of the findings that have received robust support from decades of research. The training is organised online.
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Unite! Teaching and Learning is a series of training activities aimed at teaching staff, lecturers and faculty in all Unite! partner institutions, who are interested in sharing and developing teaching and learning practices. We invite you to meet Unite! colleagues while learning how teaching and learning is promoted at different partner universities.

The Science of Learning
How to Implement Cognitive Psychology in STEM education

Wednesday March 9, 2022, at 10.15-13 (9.15-12 CET)

In this session we will examine and discuss how six strategies from cognitive psychology can be implemented in STEM education. Participants will learn more about the basic research about human memory and learning and how strategies can be applied and implemented.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand and know more about the science of learning from a cognitive psychology perspective.

  • Become familiar with central concepts and strategies and how these can be implemented when teaching and designing courses.

  • Get an insight into how cognitive research about learning is conducted and how to design future studies.

  • Discuss and practice how key strategies, such as retrieval practice, spaced practice, and concrete examples can promote student learning.

Target Group: Teachers, Instructional Designers, Politicians

Trainers: Marcus Lithander, Ph.D. Elizabeth Keller from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Contact person: Marcus Lithander, email [email protected]


Pre-registration is required and is done on the Unite! Metacampus platform. On the last page of the booklet below you can find a step-by-step guide for the registration. Registration deadline is January 31, 2022. 

More information

The booklet below has information on all the trainings offered during spring 2022 and on the last page you will find a step-by-step guide for the registration. 

The activities – webinars, courses and training events – are run by pedagogical experts from the partner universities and are free of charge for the Unite! community. All “Unite! Teaching and Learning” activities are in English. Some of the activities will award credits.

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