Society for the Teaching of Psychology: Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

STP Programming at International Conferences

Director of STP Programming at International Conferences:  Susan Nolan

AusPLaT 2023 (September 8-10, 2023, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia and Online)

ICOPE 2023 (October 27-28, 2023, Mexicali, Mexico)

Wellington Workshop on Undergraduate Psychology Education (May 18, 2023; Aotearoa/New Zealand)

Other Conferences

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AusPLat's logo4th AusPLaT Conference, September 8-10, 2023The University of Tasmania's logo

Location: University of Tasmania, Hobart + Online

The AusPLaT conference aims to connect tertiary and pretertiary psychology academics, as well as science and health educators more broadly. The conference provides a forum to progress the scholarship of learning and teaching in psychology and share evidence-based teaching methods, insights, and innovations.

The 2023 conference aims to explore the theme:

What do psychology students want and need for their future!?

Participants at the 2019 AusPLaT conferenceOur teaching, and the way students experience and engage in learning, has evolved profoundly in recent years. We invite you to reflect on the current state of psychology education and explore where psychology education should go next, and how educators can best equip psychology students for their educational, professional, and personal future. What recent methods and developments have been successful (or unsuccessful)? Where might we focus our attention as educators to best prepare students for their future? How can we balance the desire for innovation with stability and sustainability for both staff and students?

Poster presenters at the 2019 AuSPLaT conference

Register here via the Australian Psychological Association (APS) website: Link

The full program will be available very soon here.

The 2021 fully online conference presentations are still available here.

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ICOPE 2023: Mexicali, Mexico, October 27-28, 2023

International Conference for Psychology Educators ICOPE is the premier International Conference for Psychology Educators in Universities, Colleges and High Schools to present their research (especially evidenced-based educational innovations) and to discover new and interesting concepts in Psychology learning and teaching. The ICOPE Organising Committee liaises with national and international societies in developing its program for the conference. The Society for the Teaching of Psychology is a co-sponsor.

The conference theme is “Tuning Psychology Education to Serve Humanity and Habitat”

The 2023 ICOPE conference will be held in Mexicali, Mexico, from October 27-28, 2023 at Universidad Autonoma De Baja California (UABC).

The program will consist of posters and talks (some grouped in symposia), presented live to an audience and shared online via Zoom, or presented exclusively online via Zoom. To participate in this event, you must register using this link:

Important Notes: If a future pandemic or similar incident occurs, such that ‘live’ presentations at the conference venue are no longer possible, then the conference will transition to entirely online. There is no registration fee, but registrants need to be responsible for all their costs/expenses, including insurance of their travel if they intend to attend the conference physically in Mexicali, ICOPE and UABC are not responsible for any associated costs.

For more information on how to get to Mexicali and tourist information, you can consult this link:

About the venue of the event:

For a PDF of the conference poster with clickable links visit here.

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STP in Aotearoa/New Zealand: The Wellington Workshop
on Undergraduate Psychology Education

STP sponsored the Wellington Workshop on Undergraduate Psychology Education at the beautiful hilltop campus of Victoria University of Wellington in Aotearoa/New Zealand, on May 18, 2023. The Workshop, the first of its kind in recent years, brought together Heads of School (i.e., Department Chairs) and Undergraduate Program Directors from universities around the country, as well as visitors from Australia and the United States. Juan Canales, Head of the School of Psychology at Victoria University (pictured right, standing), greeted attendees, who then spent the day discussing a range of curricular challenges and opportunities related to the design and delivery of quality undergraduate education. Discussions ranged from issues specific to Aotearoa/New Zealand, or even to particular universities, as well as to more wide-ranging international issues.

Country-specific topics of discussion included undergraduate psychology education in light of The Treaty of Waitangi, the country’s founding document, “an agreement, in Māori and English, that was made between the British Crown and about 540 Māori rangatira (chiefs).” The Education and Training Act 2020, based on The Treaty, “aims to give all learners a high-quality, culturally responsive, seamless and inclusive education, from early learning, through schooling, and into tertiary education, vocational training and employment.” The Treaty and ensuing legal decisions are guiding the development of inclusive curricula in Aotearoa/New Zealand, and offer a model for other countries working to decolonize curricula (Came et al., 2019).

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European Society for Psychology Learning in Teaching (ESPLAT)

STP was a sponsor of the 4th conference of the European Society for Psychology Learning in Teaching (ESPLAT), which was held in Umeå, Sweden, from June 14-16, 2023. Page 7 of the July 2023 issue of STP News includes a report from this conference.

Biennial International Seminar on the Teaching of Psychological Science (BISTOPS)

BISTOPS is held biennially.  The most recent BISTOPS occurred July 4-8, 2022 in Paris, France.  Check the URL above for information about BISTOPS 2024, which will also occur in Paris, France.

The seminar is designed to give a small group of participants the opportunity to discuss existing research on the scholarship of teaching and learning in psychology, to exchange new research ideas, to create collaborative international research teams, and ultimately to generate published empirical studies whose results will promote evidence-based recommendations for improving the teaching of psychological science on an international scale.

European Federation of Psychology Teachers’ Associations (EFPTA) Conference   

Next conference:  April 19-20, 2024, Helsinki, Finland
Conference theme: The Age of Psychology: Teaching Psychology in the Modern World

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