Teaching Psychology : A Step-by-Step Guide book cover
3rd Edition

Teaching Psychology
A Step-by-Step Guide

ISBN 9780367143947
Published November 25, 2019 by Routledge
298 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This thoroughly revised third edition of Teaching Psychology synthesizes the latest pedagogical research on effective teaching and translates it into recommendations for classroom application. It also takes into account the many changes in the teaching landscape that have taken place in recent years.

Covering key topics such as planning a course, choosing teaching methods, assimilating technology, and the integration of teaching into the rest of your academic life, this book also includes an abundance of supportive, supplementary content to guide and inform new teachers. This content will also benefit seasoned teachers who wish to reevaluate their current teaching practices and explore new teaching ideas and techniques.

Presenting a comprehensive and cutting-edge teaching guide for psychology teachers, this book is a vital resource for those who are training psychology instructors or undertaking a teaching psychology course. It is also a useful text for more experienced faculty looking to update their current teaching practices.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Preparing Your Courses

Chapter 3: The First Few Days of Class

Chapter 4: Developing Your Teaching Style

Chapter 5: Evaluating Student Learning

Chapter 6: Faculty–Student Relationships

Chapter 7: Teaching with Technology

Chapter 8: Assessing and Improving Your Teaching

Chapter 9: Integrating Teaching into Your Academic Life


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Douglas A. Bernstein is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois and Courtesy Professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida. He was chairman of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology for 30 years. He has won several teaching awards, including the APA Distinguished Teaching in Psychology Award.

Sue Frantz (Highline College), with 30 years of psychology teaching experience, writes blogs on technology for academics (SueFrantz.com) and teaching psychology (bit.ly/SueFrantzPsych). In 2016, Frantz received the highest honor in the teaching of psychology—the APF Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award.

Stephen Chew is a professor of psychology at Samford University. He studies the cognitive basis of effective teaching and learning. He is also the recipient of multiple national teaching awards and serves as the chair of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology.