UW-Madison Department of Educational Psychology - ABOUT

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CONTACTING US

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Educational Psychology
School of Education
UW - Madison
859 Education Sciences
1025 W. Johnson Street
MadisonWisconsin  53706-1796

Tel: 608/262-3432
Fax: 608/262-0843

Email: edpsych@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form
 

Our department develops and applies cutting-edge scientific knowledge concerning: the psychological and social processes that underlie learning; the design of effective instruction; the factors affecting the mental health of learners of all ages; and the methodological tools required to generate this knowledge.

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Ed Psych Dept. Again Ranked No. 1

According to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 edition of the Best Graduate Schools, our department is once again ranked as the No. 1 Educational Psychology program in the nation, continuing our trend of ranking at the top of the list. 

"“The Department of Educational Psychology is consistently ranked in the top three in the nation and this year, we are once again ranked No. 1," said David Kaplan, the department chair. "Our ranking reflects the extraordinary talent of our faculty and the strength of our programmatic areas.”"

Additionally, UW-Madison's School of Education is rated No.1 among public institutions for the second consecutive year. This marks the 16th time in the past 17 years that UW-Madison has maintained a top 10 ranking.

Department Spotlight

Vlach wins Chase Memorial Award

The Department’s assistant professor Haley Vlach was recently named as this year’s William Chase Memorial Award winner. The early career award is given to a young scholar in cognitive science who conducts research that exemplifies the scientific values of the late Bill Chase, a UW alumnus credited with demonstrating that good memory is an acquired skill.

Vlach's research outlines how children's rapid forgetting of information supports, rather than deters, their ability to learn language, categories and concepts. (Check out Vlach’s paper in the September issue of Child Development Perspectives.)

As part of this award, she will be presenting at the Chase Lecture, at Carnegie Mellon University next Spring.

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