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Time Wednesday 14 June until Friday 16 June, 2023 at 09:00 - 16:00
Place Umeå University

The European Society of Psychology Learning and Teaching (ESPLAT) is an official European academic organisation whose aim is to advance the learning and teaching of psychology at all educational levels, and to provide a forum to engage researchers and teachers of psychology in communication and exchange. 

Conference theme:
Learning and Teaching Psychology in a Changing World

Call for Contributions ESPLAT 2023, Umeå University, June 14-16th

Deadline for submitting abstracts: December 20th, 2022


We live in a rapidly changing world where conflicts, environmental and economic issues are affecting us in many ways. How can we adapt our teaching to this changing world? What challenges do we need to consider in our roles as psychology teachers, and how can we best prepare students for the future? When resources are limited, evidence-based teaching methods are more important than ever to ensure that we use methods that we know work. New pedagogical and technological developments can lead to better teaching strategies and solutions.

The ESPLAT 2023 conference is a forum for sharing teaching and learning innovations and best practices in a changing world on the themes of

  • active learning methods
  • sustainable teaching
  • teaching for sustainability
  • inclusive teaching strategies

While the focus of the conference will be on these themes, contributions on other topics related to learning and teaching psychology are welcome. Keynote speakers at this event will include Prof. Kelley Haynes-Mendez who is the Senior Director of the Human Rights Team at APAs Public Interest Directorate, Prof. Robert J. Sternberg from Cornell University and Prof. Therése Skoog from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Individual presentations, oral or poster

Individual presentations of research projects or reports of activities/initiatives in any area related to the learning and teaching of psychology may be proposed; but contributions specifically related to the theme of “a changing world” are particularly encouraged. When submitting a proposal for an individual presentation you will be asked to state a preference for whether you would like to give an oral presentation or poster presentation. We will do our best to accommodate all requests but given the restraints of the program schedule and depending on the number submissions, this may not be possible in every case.

Make submissions directly through the conference website Each submission should include information about co-authors, an abstract (max 250 words) and an extended summary (max 800 words) consisting of:

1. Objectives or purposes.
2. Perspective(s) or theoretical framework.
3. Methods, techniques, or modes of inquiry.
4. Data sources, evidence, objects, or materials.
5. Results and/or substantiated conclusions or warrants for arguments/point of view.
6. Scientific or scholarly significance of the study or work.

Use APA style guidelines for all referencing.


Symposia covering a theme in any area related to the learning and teaching of psychology may be proposed; but symposia specifically related to the theme of “a changing world” are particularly encouraged. Each symposium can be up to 90 minutes, allowing a maximum of 4 individual presentations and one general discussion. Shorter symposia (60 or 75 minutes) will also be considered.

Make submissions directly through the conference website Proposed symposia should be submitted by the organizer (or co-organizers) and include information about the organizers, a symposium abstract (max 250 words), symposium chair(s) (max 2), discussant (if other than chairperson), as well as the individual information about each individual presentation to be made in the symposium (see guidelines above for individual presentations for information to be submitted for the individual presentations).


Roundtable discussions on any topic lasting either 60 or 75 minutes may be proposed. Make submissions directly through the conference website Information to be included is information about the organizer(s) and an abstract (max 250 words) introducing the topic to be discussed.


Given the nature of the meeting, learning and teaching in a changing world, the program committee is willing to entertain suggestions for other forms of presentations/activities. Traditional talks, posters and symposia may not be what is needed in a changing world; so innovative, new approaches for presenting and discussing science are of great interest! Please contact program committee directly ( with a short description of your idea.


You'll find more information here

Looking forward to see you next year in June!
On behalf of the ESPLAT executive committee and the Department of psychology, Umeå

/ Michael Gruber

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