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Best Practices for Teaching Introduction to Psychology provides a scholarly, yet pedagogically practical approach to the many challenges found in teaching introductory psychology. Where feasible, the book supports the effectiveness of a teaching technique with empirical evidence. It provides a showcase for best practices in teaching the introductory course in two- and four-year colleges, universities, and high schools. Many of the contributing authors are nationally recognized teachers of 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 alternative approaches such as on-line instruction, writing exercises, and in-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.
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Dan Dunn (born July 14, 1968) is an American journalist and former host of the SiriusXM satellite radio program, "Dan Dunn's Happy Hour." He writes a comedic wine and spirits column called “The Imbiber” for the website Food Republic.
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