ERIC Number: ED197275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep-3
Psychology Teaching and Lifelong Learning.
Chickering, Arthur W.
Psychology teaching should intentionally aim to encourage adult development. By explicitly recognizing key dimensions of development, psychology teachers can more effectively achieve their own course objectives and the broader objectives of the profession. Such aims are consistent with the traditional mission of the university and the psychology professions, and the behaviors and resources required are workable, feasible and within the ability of most good teachers. J. Loevinger's conceptions concerning ego development form the major framework for analyzing an approach to teaching that fulfills these aims. A detailed description is given of how a psychology teacher provided students with three options for texts, each coinciding with one of the three stages of ego development most characteristic of college students, and how study of the texts was used to encourage students' further development. (Author/KMF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).