Shana K. Carpenter, PhD

Cognitive Psychologist; Professor, Department of Psychology, Iowa State University; Principal Investigator/Project Lead, “Implementing Principles from the Science of Learning Within Educational Practice,” a $4.6-million grant awarded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation to incorporate insights from the “science of learning” into teaching practice and student achievement; Co-Author, “The Rich- Get-Richer Effect: Prior Knowledge Predicts New Learning of Domain-Relevant Information” (2021, Journal of Experimental Psychology), “The Science of Effective Learning With Spacing and Retrieval Practice” (2022, Nature Review Psychology), and “How to Use Spaced Retrieval Practice to Boost Learning. Student and Teacher Practice Guide” (2019, Retrievalpractice.org)


The Science of Teaching and Learning

The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA or Virtually via Zoom  November 17-19, 2023

The Science of Learning

The Science of Effective Learning and Memory: Benefits of Spacing and Retrieval Practice

The Science of Effective Learning

Online Seminar  January 28, 2023-N/A

The Science of Teaching

The Fairmont, San Francisco, CA or Virtually via Zoom  February 18-20, 2022

Keynote Address I: Implementing Principles from the Science of Learning Within Educational Practice