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Publication Date: 1994-Sep
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Handbook for Enhancing Undergraduate Education in Psychology. Based on the National Conference on Enhancing the Quality of Undergraduate Education in Psychology of the American Psychological Association (St. Mary's City, Maryland, June 1991).
McGovern, Thomas V., Ed.
This volume synthesizes the scholarship and practice of the teaching and learning of psychology to create a practical handbook for faculty who work with undergraduates in this discipline. Section 1 establishes the framework with "Principles for Quality Undergraduate Psychology Programs" (Cynthia Baum, and others). Section 2 reviews seven critical areas. The chapters are: (1) "Targeting Outcomes: Covering Your Assessment Concerns and Needs," (Diane F. Halpern and others); (2) "Developing and Improving Advising: Challenges to Prepare Students for Life" (Marek E. Ware and others); (3) "Toward a Psychology of Variance: Increasing the Presence and Understanding of Ethnic Minorities in Psychology" (Antonio E. Puente and others); (4) "The Compleat Scholar: Faculty Development for Those Who Teach Psychology" (Bruce R. Fretz and others); (5) "From Isolation to Community: Increasing Communication and Collegiality Among Psychology Teachers" (Wayne Weiten and others); (6) "Curriculum" (Charles L. Brewer and others); and (7) "Promoting Active Learning in Psychology Courses" (Virginia Andreoli Mathie). Section 3 contains a concluding paper, "Transforming Undergraduate Psychology for the Next Century" (Thomas V. McGovern). Appendixes contain information on the 1991 Conference on which this book is based. Listings of steering committee members and conference participants, information on the conference site, and recommendations that emerged from the conference as well as an index are included. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Active Learning, College Instruction, College Outcomes Assessment, College Programs, Collegiality, Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Minority Groups, Psychology, Undergraduate Study
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