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Best Practices in Teaching Psychology

Best Practices in Teaching Psychology

The 12th conference in the popular Best Practices in Teaching Psychology series will be held on October 11 and 12, 2013 in Atlanta, GA. The topic for this year is Research-Based Approaches for Teaching Psychology. The organizers are seeking innovative proposals for symposia, workshops and posters. Symposia with team presentations (at least two presenters) are especially encouraged. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) deep processing of academic material, transfer of learning, online teaching and learning, teaching and learning with multimedia, illusions of academic competence, benefits of distributed study, social psychological factors in teaching and learning, metacognition and self-regulated learning, test-enhanced learning, reducing students ‘misconceptions about psychological topics, “learning styles,” building rapport in the classroom, how prior knowledge relates to subsequent learning, note-taking methods and learning outcomes, and peer instruction. For more examples, refer to Schwartz and Gurung’s, Evidence-based Teaching for Higher Education and Learning What We Know.

Proposals should be submitted via email as a Word or RTF attachment to Natalie Lawrence, Director of Best Practices, at lawrennk@jmu.edu. Please type “Best Practices Proposal” in the subject line. Proposals should include: (a) type of presentation: 60-minute symposium, 60-minute workshop, or poster; (b) the title of the presentation; (c) presenters’ names, institutions, and email addresses; (d) a summary of no more than 350 words; and (e) a short abstract not to exceed 100 words. Submissions must be received by midnight on June 1, 2013.

For more information, visit the conference website.

About judithcoe

I am a retired music professor emerita, faculty development champion, SoTL practitioner mentor and trainer, technology geek, fulbright alum, cultural ambassador, digital explorer, artist, and observer with a passion for Irish land- and seascapes, music and literature, Blasket Island people and culture, and the sea.


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