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2018 EPA Convention
March 1–4, 2018 | Marriott Downtown | Philadelphia, PA

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer

Applying the Science of Learning From the Laboratory to the Classroom

Decades of cognitive research can inform classroom learning. However, the research is not always translated into practice. During the keynote, Dr. Sumeracki will describe the way in . . . [See Below]

Megan Sumeracki, PhD
Rhode Island College
6:30–7:50 p.m., Salon E/C/D
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Abstract Cont.
. . . which cognitive research spans the laboratory to the classroom, providing examples from her own program of research on retrieval-based learning. She will then discuss ways that she and her colleagues have worked to bridge the gap between learning research and classroom practice through The Learning Scientists.

Biography
Megan Sumeracki (formerly Smith) is an assistant professor at Rhode Island College. She received her master’s in experimental psychology at Washington University in St. Louis and her PhD in cognitive psychology from Purdue University. Megan studies human learning and memory, specifically applying the science of learning in educational contexts. Her research focuses on retrieval-based learning strategies, and the way retrieval can improve meaningful learning. Megan’s work has been published in journals such as Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, and Applied Cognitive Psychology. Megan has given talks at regional and national conventions in the United States, and abroad such as a lecture at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study and delivering the Keynote at ResearchED in Rugby, England. Megan is also passionate about bridging the gap between research and practice in education. In an effort to promote more conversations between researchers and practitioners, she cofounded The Learning Scientists (www.learningscientists.org).




 

 

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Central Connecticut State University
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