ERIC Number: ED532939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 110
Faculty Virtues and Character Strengths: Reflective Exercises for Sustained Renewal
McGovern, Thomas V.
Society for the Teaching of Psychology
"Faculty Virtues and Character Strengths: Reflective Exercises for Sustained Renewal" is a transdisciplinary faculty handbook to enhance the quality of learning and teaching. The author applies six multicultural virtues and 24 character strengths from Positive Psychology research to the tasks of course design, managing critical incidents, and evaluating areas for development. The downloadable, visually attractive text can be used in face-to-face workshops and online educational programs conducted by the author, or as a self-study guide for reflection. Faculty probe enduring values of excellent teachers and discuss or contemplate open-ended questions that stimulate authentic professional and personal commitment. Appended are: (1) Resources on the Values In Action (VIA) Signature Strengths Survey; (2) Teacher Behaviors Checklist (TBC)[C] Keeley, Smith, & Buskist (2006); (3) Teacher Behaviors Organized by Core Virtues; and (4) Integrating Resources from the Teaching Of Psychology.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Psychology, Reflection, Values, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Humanism, Justice, Psychological Patterns, Critical Incidents Method, Teacher Surveys, Check Lists
Society for the Teaching of Psychology. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.teachpsych.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Society for the Teaching of Psychology