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Title Teaching introductory psychology : survival tips from the experts / edited by Robert J. Sternberg.

Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [1997]


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 UniM Store  150.711 TEAC GA3    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xi, 193 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue / Richard A. Griggs -- 1. A Passion for Psychology: Teaching It Charismatically, Integrating Teaching and Research Synergistically, and Writing About It Engagingly / Philip G. Zimbardo -- 2. Reflections on Teaching Introductory Psychology / Douglas A. Bernstein -- 3. Teaching Is a Scholarly Activity: The Idea-Centered Approach to Introducing Psychology / Peter Gray -- 4. Why I Teach the Way I Do: Repackaging Psychology / Lester A. Lefton -- 5. Distilling Psychology Into 700 Pages: Some Goals for Writing an Introductory Psychology Textbook / Margaret W. Matlin -- 6. Still Giving Psychology Away After All These Years / Charles G. Morris -- 7. Professing Psychology With Passion / David G. Myers -- 8. Model for Being an Effective Instructor / Rod Plotnik -- 9. Teaching Students to Think as Psychologists / Robert J. Sternberg -- 10. On Thinking Critically About Introductory Psychology / Carole E. Wade.
11. Using One's Own Passion and Undergraduate TAs to Transform the Large-Lecture Introductory Psychology Course / Camille B. Wortman and Joshua M. Smyth -- Epilogue / Charles L. Brewer.
Summary New teachers of introductory psychology courses may experience a queasy mix of excitement and dread. Huge class sizes and seemingly limitless subjects for discussions can quickly become overwhelming. APA Books offers this practical and easy-to-read survival guide for first-time introductory psychology teachers, written by some of psychology's most accomplished teachers.
Since no one has thought more about how to teach an introductory course than its text book writers, all of the chapters in this volume are written by authors of best-selling introductory psychology textbooks. The book is an inspiring combination of these well-known authors' own teaching techniques, philosophies, tips, and personal recollections. Teaching Introductory Psychology provides proven teaching activities and offers ideas on how to structure the course, how to choose what material to teach, how to teach with passion and engage students, and how to best use the introductory textbook.
In short, first-time teachers won't find a better source of expertise and hard-won wisdom. More experienced teachers will also find helpful advice on how to reinvigorate their zest for teaching.
Other author Sternberg, Robert J.
Subject Psychology -- Study and teaching (Higher)
ISBN 1557984174 (paperback)