best practices for teaching introduction to psychology

Book Title : Best Practices for Teaching Introduction to Psychology
Author : Dana S. Dunn
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Date : 2006-04-21
Pages : 304
ISBN : 9781135606572
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This new book provides a scholarly, yet practical approach to the challenges found in teaching introductory psychology. Best Practices for Teaching Introduction to Psychology addresses: • developing the course and assessing student performance • selecting which topics to cover and in how much depth • the effective use of teaching assistants (TAs) and efficient and fair ways to construct and grade exams • choosing the best textbook • assessment advice on how to demonstrate students are learning; • using on-line instruction, writing exercises, and class demonstrations • teaching majors and non-majors in the same classroom. This book will appeal to veteran and novice educators who teach introductory psychology as well as graduate students teaching the course for the first time. It will also serve as an excellent resource in faculty workshops on teaching introductory psychology.

Book Title : Best Practices for Teaching Introduction to Psychology
Author : Dana Dunn
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2006
Pages : 286
ISBN : 0805852182
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This new book provides a scholarly, yet practical approach to the challenges found in teaching introductory psychology. Best Practices for Teaching Introduction to Psychology addresses: • developing the course and assessing student performance • selecting which topics to cover and in how much depth • the effective use of teaching assistants (TAs) and efficient and fair ways to construct and grade exams • choosing the best textbook • assessment advice on how to demonstrate students are learning; • using on-line instruction, writing exercises, and class demonstrations • teaching majors and non-majors in the same classroom. This book will appeal to veteran and novice educators who teach introductory psychology as well as graduate students teaching the course for the first time. It will also serve as an excellent resource in faculty workshops on teaching introductory psychology.

Book Title : Best Practices for Teaching Beginnings and Endings in the Psychology Major
Author : Dana Dunn
Publisher : OUP USA
Release Date : 2010-01-12
Pages : 378
ISBN : 9780195378214
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Introductory and capstone experiences in the undergraduate psychology program are crucial ways to engage students in their major and psychology department, impart realistic expectations, and prepare them for life beyond college. Providing the right orientation and capstone courses in psychology education is increasingly a concern of instructors, department chairs, program directors, and deans, and both types of courses have become important sources for gathering pre- and post-coursework assessment data for degree learning outcomes. The strategies presented here have been designed to help educators examine issues around teaching the introductory or careers course and developing a psychology-specific orientation program. The authors also provide concrete suggestions for building capstone experiences designed to fit the needs of a department, its pedagogical philosophy, or the educational agenda of the college or university. Undergraduate psychology curriculum designers and instructors can benefit from learning innovative and effective strategies for introducing the major to first-year students and, at graduation, for bringing closure, reinforcing the overall departmental learning outcomes, and helping students apply their disciplinary knowledge in capstone experiences and post-graduate life. In this collection of articles, psychology instructors involved in the improvement of teaching and learning review the research and share their own successes and challenges in the classroom. Discussions include effective practices for helping students become acclimated to and engaged in the psychology major, application of developmental knowledge and learning communities to course design, and use of quality benchmarks to improve introductory and capstone courses. Other chapters describe innovations in the design of stand-alone courses and offer concrete advice on counseling psychology graduates about how to use what they have learned beyond their higher education experiences.

Book Title : Best Practices in Teaching Statistics and Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences
Author : Dana S. Dunn
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2012-11-12
Pages : 312
ISBN : 9781135598310
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This book provides a showcase for "best practices" in teaching statistics and research methods in two- and four-year colleges and universities. A helpful resource for teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced statistics and/or methods, the book features coverage of:ways to integrate these courseshow to promote ethical conducthow to create writing intensive programsnovel tools and activities to get students involvedstrategies for teaching online courses and computer applicationsguidance on how to create and maintain helpful web resourcesassessment advice to help demonstrate that students.

Book Title : Best Practices for Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning
Author : Dana S. Dunn
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2011-02-02
Pages : 352
ISBN : 0199837937
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The use of technology and teaching techniques derived from technology is currently a bourgeoning topic in higher education. Teachers at all levels and types of institutions want to know how these new technologies will affect what happens in and outside of the classroom. Many teachers have already embraced some of these technologies but remain uncertain about their educational efficacy. Other teachers have waited because they are reluctant to try tools or techniques that remain unproven or, as is often the case, lack institutional support. This book is designed to help both groups, so that those with technological expertise can extend their knowledge, while technological novices can "ramp up" at their own pace and for their own purposes. Best Practices for Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning brings together expert teacher-scholars who apply and assess technology's impact on traditional, hybrid or blended, or completely on-line courses, relying on technology as a teaching tool for classroom management and interaction (e.g., Blackboard, PowerPoint, student response or "clicker systems," multimedia tools), as well as student-based uses of technology largely independent of instructors (e.g., social networking on popular sites including Facebook and MySpace). Each chapter will address how technological improvements can be connected to assessment initiatives, as is now routinely advocated in psychology and social science education. The book features current scholarship and pedagogy involving innovative technology that impacts on student learning in psychology and related disciplines, focusing also on student reactions to these novel technologies, and proper assessments of how well they promote learning. This text will serve as the standard reference on emerging technologies for undergraduate instructors.

Book Title : Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology
Author : Dana S. Dunn
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2009-01-30
Pages : 320
ISBN : 1444305182
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology features currentscholarship on effectively teaching critical thinking skills at alllevels of psychology. Offers novel, nontraditional approaches to teaching criticalthinking, including strategies, tactics, diversity issues, servicelearning, and the use of case studies Provides new course delivery formats by which faculty cancreate online course materials to foster critical thinking within adiverse student audience Places specific emphasis on how to both teach and assesscritical thinking in the classroom, as well as issues of widerprogram assessment Discusses ways to use critical thinking in courses ranging fromintroductory level to upper-level, including statistics andresearch methods courses, cognitive psychology, and capstoneofferings

Book Title : Teaching Introductory Psychology
Author : Roz Brody
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Date : 1995
Pages : 153
ISBN : 0863773737
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Ideas for how teaching can be structured are presented in a lively manner, and there are suggested topic sequences designed for planning a modular course. Major themes and issues which emerge in, or can be drawn from, the different topics are discussed, along with ideas for how to bring each topic alive for students in the classroom or seminar group. There are comments and suggestions about how students sometimes react to different topics, along with useful ideas for practical work.

Book Title : A Guide to Teaching Statistics
Author : Michael R. Hulsizer
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2009-01-30
Pages : 280
ISBN : 1444305247
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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A Guide to Teaching Statistics: Innovations and BestPractices addresses the critical aspects of teaching statisticsto undergraduate students, acting as an invaluable tool for bothnovice and seasoned teachers of statistics. Guidance on textbook selection, syllabus construction, andcourse outline Classroom exercises, computer applications, and Internetresources designed to promote active learning Tips for incorporating real data into course content Recommendations on integrating ethics and diversity topics intostatistics education Strategies to assess student's statistical literacy, thinking,and reasoning skills Additional material online at ahref="http://www.teachstats.org/"www.teachstats.org/a

Book Title : Undergraduate Education in Psychology
Author : Diane F. Halpern
Publisher : Amer Psychological Assn
Release Date : 2010-01
Pages : 227
ISBN : UOM:39015084113888
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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"This book presents the findings and recommendations of the 2008 National Conference on Undergraduate Education in Psychology. For this conference, 80 psychologists and other academics charged with the task of designing the best possible future for undergraduate education in psychology spent a week at the University of Puget Sound during the summer of 2008. We met in working groups and plenary sessions in which ideas were debated and visions of quality programs in psychology were created. We envisioned a future for higher education in which change could be brought about in a sound, scientific way that would yield long-lasting positive benefits for all of the stakeholders. Conference participants were selected for their commitment to excellence in education in psychology, especially at the undergraduate level. We represented the full range of diversity in psychology, including participants from all levels of education, ranging from high school teachers to those who taught only graduate students. We were a racially diverse mix of early- and late-career psychologists from large and small institutions, including professional schools; from different areas of expertise within psychology; and including people with disabilities and knowledge about disabilities. We invite readers to respond to our call for action and to join with us in the redesign of undergraduate education in ways that can have positive and long-lasting effects on the millions of students worldwide who enroll in undergraduate psychology courses"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

Book Title : Educational Psychology
Author : Bruce Tuckman
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release Date : 2010-01-01
Pages : 688
ISBN : 9780495500346
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This comprehensive educational psychology text blends a strong scholarly and theoretical background with the application of theories and concepts using real-world examples, case studies, and practical teaching strategies. The text’s innovative pedagogical program is anchored by a cohesive learning objective system integrated throughout each chapter, guiding students’ reading and reinforcing their understanding of concepts. A unique Think It Over feature asks readers to reflect on important topics as both a student of psychology and a future classroom teacher. TeachSource Video Cases, introduced in the text and available to view on the book’s Companion Website, give students a firsthand look at real-world applications and best practices. Among the other distinctive aspects of the text is an entire chapter on group process. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.