SciLearn Speaker Series: Presentation by Dr. Faria Sana


SciLearn, Learn Science Your Way

Workshop for instructors: Taking the Big 3 into the Classroom
Friday, October 29,  11:30am – 1:00pm

*Please ensure you have registered for this event. The Zoom meeting link will become immediately available upon registration.

The scientific study of human learning and memory consists of thousands of experiments dedicated to identifying cognitive processes fundamental to learning. The big three to emerge from the lab are spaced learning, interleaved practice and retrieval practice. In this workshop, Dr. Sana will summarize when and why these methods promote learning, discuss how we can implement these methods in our teaching, and explore solutions for practical challenges to building durable learning.

Profile: Dr. Faria Sana is an Associate Professor in Psychology at Athabasca University, and an Adjunct Professor in Psychology at McMaster University and at the University of Alberta. Her research interests include applying cognitive principles of memory and attention into educational contexts to promote durable and efficient student learning. Dr. Sana’s research program is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and has been prominently featured in the New York Times, the Atlantic, Globe and Mail and numerous education media outlets.

If you have questions, please reach out to Hilary (hilary.sweatman [at]

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