Sharing Good Practice Seminar Series: How to Teach? Insights from Cognitive Psychology
The Academic Skills Centre Sharing Good Practice Seminar Series will have a year-long focus on aspects of Scholarship. This follows on from our initial Symposium, co-hosted by the School of Social Sciences, Defining Scholarship: Challenges and Perspectives, which took place in September 2017.
How To Teach? Insights From Cognitive Psychology
In this talk, Dr Carolina Kuepper-Tetzel will present an overview of the most successful teaching strategies that resulted from years of rigorous research in cognitive psychology – a research area that investigates how humans remember information, why some strategies are better than others to maintain information in long-term memory, and how we can improve deep understanding of complex material. Carolina will highlight the most important research findings alongside hands-on practical tips. The audience is encouraged to think of ways to apply these strategies right away to their teaching routine without much effort.
Carolina Kuepper-Tetzel obtained her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Mannheim in 2010. Afterwards, she pursued postdoc positions at York University in Toronto, Canada and at the Center for Integrative Research in Cognition, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE) at Washington University in St. Louis, USA. Her research stay at CIRCLE was fully funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). In November 2015, she joined the faculty of the Psychology Department at the University of Dundee as Lecturer. Her research focuses on learning and memory phenomena that allow implementation in educational settings to offer teachers and students a wide range of beneficial strategies that promote long-term retention. Carolina is convinced that psychological research should serve the public and, to that end, engages heavily in scholarly outreach and science communication.
A light lunch is provided at this seminar.
Open to all academic staff and postgraduate students.