#LTHEchat 209: Implementing the Science of Learning in Higher Education

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This week’s Host

Dr Carolina Kuepper-Tetzel is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Glasgow. She is an expert in applying findings from Cognitive Psychology to education and an enthusiastic science communicator. She obtained her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Mannheim and pursued postdoc positions at York University in Toronto and the Center for Integrative Research in Cognition, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE) at Washington University in St. Louis. Before joining the University of Glasgow, she was a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Dundee. Her expertise focuses on learning and memory phenomena that allow implementation to educational settings to offer teachers and students a wide range of 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. She is a member of the Learning Scientists and founded the Teaching Innovation & Learning Enhancement (TILE) network. The TILE Network brings different disciplines and sectors together to discuss how to overcome prevailing issues in education with research-based approaches. Carolina is frequently invited to give CPD workshops and keynotes on learning and teaching worldwide. Carolina was awarded Senior Fellow of HEA. She is passionate about teaching and aims at providing her students with the best learning experience possible. In her free time, Carolina enjoys going on family trips to explore the beauty of Scotland, listening to her vinyl records, reading books, or watching movies and series. You can follow her work via Twitter: @pimpmymemory.. 


This week welcomes the Learning Science Tweetchat community (#LrnSciChat) to the Learning & Teaching Higher Education Tweetchat community (@LTHEchat) for an exploration of Implementing the Science of Learning in Higher Education. This mash up will provide fertile ground for fruitful discussion and we hope to support the productive mingling of these two exciting communities. Please explore the Learning Science Site (Teaching Innovation & Learning) in preparation for a lively evening. (note: the questions will be hosted under the #LTHEchat site).


Q1 – What is the Science of Learning and why may it be important for Higher Education? Provide examples of the science of learning.

Q2 – One promising learning strategy is ‘spaced practice’. What is it and how can it be implemented in the classroom?

Q3 – Another effective learning strategy is ‘retrieval practice’. What is it and how can it be implemented in the classroom?

Q4 – How would you evaluate the effectiveness of your implementation of a new teaching activity in your classroom?

Q5 – What are potential hurdles when implementing the Science of Learning in Higher Education?

Q6 – Share/discuss resources that support the implementation of the Science of Learning in Higher Education?


You can revisit this TweetChat, harvested using #LTHEchat, via its Wakelet. https://wke.lt/w/s/6Q-v5i

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