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LD1001 Classroom Psychology: Cognitive Psychology and Learning 2.0 credits

In this course, you will learn about cognitive psychological research and its contribution to pedagogy. Students will learn how to use psychological research on cognition, motivation, learning, and memory to design teaching activities.

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 single courses students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus LD1001 (Spring 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course intends to develop skills and abilities to understand, analyse, plan and implement learning strategies that could improve students' learning.

- Presentation of central concepts about learning based on current research on long-term and short-term memory, motivation and cognition.

- Design learning activities that are based on robust research results from psychological research.

– Discuss how theories in cognitive psychology and learning could be used to design the teaching.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

1. Describe and reflect on how students think and learn in learning situations, based on current research in cognitive psychology .

2. Analyse learning situations and argue based on current research in cognitive psychology for what in the teaching that could hamper and what could facilitate students' learning.

3. Design learning activities that could improve students' learning, based on current research in cognitive psychology.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General entry requirements only

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INLA - Assignment A, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • INLB - Assignment B, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Technology and Learning

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Marcus Lithander,