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  • STEM Pedagogies Workshop

Applying Cognitive Science to Your Teaching: Retrieval Practice, Spacing, and Interleaving


Shaina Rowell

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Via Zoom

Event Description

Understanding how students learn is an important part of being an effective instructor. In this workshop, participants will examine how to translate three principles from cognitive science to their teaching: 1) retrieval practice—deliberately recalling information from memory, 2) spacing—returning to a concept over time, and 3) interleaving—switching between learning about similar ideas. We will consider ways to apply these principles to designing the structure of a course, implementing in-class activities, and creating homework assignments.

This workshop will take place via Zoom. A link to the Zoom session will be sent out with the reminder email the day before the workshop. Attendees must participate in the entire workshop to get credit towards the Professional Development in Teaching Program.

Note that this workshop is geared towards teaching in STEM disciplines. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Shaina Rowell, Assistant Director, The Center for Teaching and Learning.

Thank you for your interest in this workshop. Registration has now closed. See our Events page for other upcoming workshops in the STEM Pedagogies series.