For teachers: The Science of Learning - Promising Strategies from Cognitive Psychology

Unite! Teaching and Learning offers 12 pedagogical training sessions for Aalto University teachers including PhDs and post-docs with teaching responsibility. In this online workshop you will become familiar with central concepts from cognitive psychology. You will learn to develop and implement strategies from cognitive psychology into your course design.
Aalto University / students doing teamwork / photo by Unto Rautio

Unite! Teaching and Learning is a series of training activities aimed at teaching staff, lecturers and faculty in all Unite! partner institutions (including Ph.D. students and postdocs involved with teaching), 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: Promising Strategies from Cognitive Psychology

Online workshop on Dec 8, 2021 at 10-13 CET

Learning outcomes: 

  • Become familiar with central concepts from cognitive psychology.

  • Develop and implement strategies from cognitive psychology into your course design.

  • 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.

Assessment: Peer assessment on explanatory video

The trainer is Marcus Lithander, Ph.D. (Candidate) from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. 


Please register by 30 November using this link.

The Unite! 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.

More information

Leaflet on the training session

Teaching and Learning Unite! See here the full list of the 12 pedagogical training sessions that Unite! offers in autumn of 2021. 

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