Best Practices For Teaching Introduction To Psychology by Dana S. Dunn, Stephen L. Chew

By Dana S. Dunn, Stephen L. Chew

Most sensible Practices for educating creation to Psychology presents a scholarly, but pedagogically useful method of the various demanding situations present in instructing introductory psychology. the place possible, the ebook helps the effectiveness of a instructing method with empirical facts. It offers a show off for most sensible practices in educating the introductory path in - and four-year faculties, universities, and excessive colleges. some of the contributing authors are nationally famous lecturers of introductory psychology. most sensible Practices for educating creation to Psychology addresses: *Developing the direction and assessing pupil functionality. *Selecting which themes to hide and in how a lot intensity. *The potent use of educating assistants (TAs) and effective and reasonable how one can build and grade checks. *Choosing the easiest textbook. *Assessment suggestion on how one can display scholars are studying. *Using substitute techniques equivalent to online guideline, writing routines, and in-class demonstrations. *Teaching majors and non-majors within the related school room. This booklet will entice veteran and beginner educators who educate introductory psychology in addition to graduate scholars educating the direction for the 1st time. it is going to additionally function an outstanding source in school workshops on educating introductory psychology.

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Jackson, S. , Christopher, A. , & Marek, P. (1999). Introductory psychology textbooks: An objective analysis and update. Teaching of Psychology, 25, 254–266. Griggs, R. , Jackson, S. , & Christopher, A. N. (1998). Critical thinking in introductory psychology texts and supplements. Teaching of Psychology, 25, 254–266. Griggs, R. , & Koenig, C. S. (2001). Brief introductory textbooks: A current analysis. Teaching of Psychology, 28, 36–40. Griggs, R. , & Marek, P. (2001). Similarity of introductory psychology textbooks: Reality or illusion?

Introductory psychology textbooks: Assessing levels of difficulty. Teaching of Psychology, 26, 248–253. Griggs, R. A. (2003, May). Selecting an introductory textbook: Aren’t they all the same? Invited address at the Teaching Institute, 15th annual convention of the American Psychological Society, Atlanta, GA. Griggs, R. , & Proctor, D. L. (2004). Using common core vocabulary in text selection and teaching the introductory course. Teaching of Psychology, 31, 265–269. Griggs, R. , & Jackson, S. L.

A variety of student-centered learning strategies are discussed that can empower students to take an active role in the learning process. Individual Learning Opportunities: The Case for Focused Freewriting. , Dunn, 1994). Freewriting, a technique devel- 3. , Elbow & Belanoff, 1995). While writing, students ignore the usual stylistic niceties: Correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling do not count. The point is to get students to put ideas, reactions, and thoughts down on paper and to see what they are and how they might be developed later.

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