Dr Sean Kang
Sean Kang is a Senior Lecturer in the Science of Learning at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) and coordinates MGSE’s Professional Certificate in Educational Neuroscience. In the Teaching How to Learn project, he contributes to research and outreach to schools in Melbourne/Victoria.
Sean’s research focuses on applying the cognitive science of human learning and memory towards improving instruction and student learning, and he has explored the benefits of practising retrieval from memory, spacing of study opportunities, and interleaving of practice, and he has authored over two dozen academic articles. A recently concluded project funded by the National Endowment for Financial Education (USA) examined the use of spaced retrieval practice on smartphones to enhance financial education in college students. In addition, he is currently an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Sean received his undergraduate education at the National University of Singapore, obtained his PhD in cognitive psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, after which he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego.