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Smith, Dale L.; Cook, Patrick; Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2011
The perceived relation between assigned student grades and instructor evaluations of teaching has been the subject of much debate, though few laboratory studies have been conducted with adequate controls. Marsh and Roche suggested that experimental field studies may be a particularly promising avenue for further analyses of this relation. The…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Tests, Correlation
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Irons, Jessica G.; Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2008
We surveyed the editorial board of "Teaching of Psychology" regarding their perspectives on the distinction between the scholarships of teaching and pedagogy. Respondents provided wide-ranging and divergent answers to our queries, suggesting that scholarship, its attendant activities, and distinctions among related terms are complex issues in need…
Descriptors: Surveys, Editing, Periodicals, Scholarship
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Buskist, William; Carlson, Janet F.; Christopher, Andrew N.; Prieto, Loreto; Smith, Randolph A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2008
This article provides ideas for engaging in the scholarship of teaching in psychology. Topics covered include contributing to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology's Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology and "Teaching of Psychology". Writing and editing books also constitute scholarly work. Finally, teaching with intentionality…
Descriptors: Psychology, Scholarship, Instruction, College Faculty
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Andreoli Mathie, Virginia; Buskist, William; Carlson, Janet F.; Davis, Stephen F.; Johnson, David E.; Smith, Randolph A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2004
The Society for the Teaching of Psychology formed a task force in 2000 on Uniting Scholarship and Teaching to develop suggestions for how the Society might facilitate Boyer's (1990) and Halpern et al.'s (1998) expanded views of traditional scholarship with respect to the teaching of psychology. This article represents a partial fulfillment of that…
Descriptors: Psychology, Scholarship, Models, Intellectual Disciplines
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Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2002
I surveyed Division Two's teaching award winners in the 2-year college and 4-year college and university categories to discover the qualities and attributes that make these individuals effective teachers. I found that (a) most awardees did not receive formal training in teaching; (b) many awardees believed that observations of others' effective…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Observation
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Buskist, William; Wylie, Devin – Teaching of Psychology, 1998
Argues that a problem for teachers of large sections of introductory psychology is developing high levels of student interest. Describes a method for creating and maintaining such interest that involves using students' written responses to a question about changing their lives as material for classroom discussion of relevant topics. (DSK)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Large Group Instruction, Psychology