STP Best Practices Conference
Best Practices: Research-Based Approaches for Teaching Psychology
Friday & Saturday, October 11-12, 2013
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA, 30346, (770) 395-7700
Proposal Submission Deadline:
June 1, 2013
Early-bird Registration Deadline:
August 1, 2013
We are seeking innovative proposals that address research-based approaches to teaching that promote student learning in psychology. Symposia with team presentations (at least two presenters) are especially encouraged. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) deep processing of academic material, transfer of learning, online teaching and learning, teaching and learning with multimedia, illusions of academic competence, benefits of distributed study, social psychological factors in teaching and learning, metacognition and self-regulated learning, test-enhanced learning, reducing students’ misconceptions about psychological topics, “learning styles,” building rapport in the classroom, how prior knowledge relates to subsequent learning, note-taking methods and learning outcomes, and peer instruction. For more examples, refer to Schwartz and Gurung’s, Evidence-based Teaching for Higher Education (http://www.apa.org/pubs/books/4317288.aspx); also go to: http://www.psyc.memphis.edu/learning/whatweknow/index.shtml.
Proposals should be submitted via email as a Word or RTF attachment to Natalie Lawrence, Director of Best Practices, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type “Best Practices Proposal” in the subject line. Proposals should include: (a) type of presentation – 60-minute symposium, 60-minute workshop, or poster; (b) the title of the presentation; (c) presenters’ names, institutions, addresses and email addresses; (d) a summary of no more than 350 words; and (e) a short abstract not to exceed 100 words. Submissions must be received by midnight on June 1, 2013.
All sessions (with the exception of posters sessions) will have a projector and screen. WE DO NOT PROVIDE LAPTOPS OR INTERNET ACCESS IN SESSION ROOMS.
Submitting a proposal represents a commitment to make the presentation at the conference if it is accepted. People with accepted proposals must participate at the scheduled time during the conference or make an arrangement for someone else to make the presentation. Those with constraints with respect to the scheduling of the day or time of their presentation should indicate those limitations when the proposal is submitted. No incomplete research should be submitted.
The Director and members of the Program Committee (Dina Battaglia, Guy Boysen, and Dan Segrist) will review the proposals. Decisions will be made by the end of June.
The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP, Division 2 of APA) is excited to announce the 12th conference in the popular "Best Practices in Teaching Psychology" series, which started in 2002. The 2013 conference will focus on research-based approaches to teaching psychology. Modeled after the format of the previous conferences, the conference will include keynote speakers, concurrent symposia and workshops, and a poster session.
The conference will run from approximately 8:00am on Friday, October 11th through 12:00pm on Saturday, October 12th. Links below will be activated when information is available.
- View the conference schedule (PDF)
- Abstracts of Keynotes, Workshops, and Symposia (PDF)
- Abstracts of Posters (PDF)
This year’s keynote speakers will be:
- Mark McDaniel is professor of psychology and co-director of the Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education at Washington University (http://circle.wustl.edu). Professor McDaniel’s presentation will focus on applying science of learning principles in academic settings.
- Annie Murphy Paul is a science writer who helps people understand how we learn and how we can do it better. Her latest book, How to Be Brilliant, is forthcoming from Crown” (http://anniemurphypaul. com). Scan the code with your mobile phone to view her TED talk.
- Victor Benassi is professor of psychology and faculty director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of New Hampshire (http://unh.edu/teaching-excellence/director.html). His talk will focus on infusing the science of learning into college and university curricula, consistent with his presidential theme as the 2013 STP president.
Please note! At this year’s BP conference, STP will be offering a third Writing Workshop to help you move toward conducting and publishing your scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Applications will soon be available on the STP website.
The registration fee includes all refreshments and meals during the conference and conference materials.
Early-Bird Rate (on or before 8/1/13)
$185 for members of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology
$215 for nonmembers
Regular Registration (8/2/13 - 9/24/13)
$200 for members of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology
$230 for nonmembers
Late Registration (9/25/13 - 10/11/13)
$240 for all registrants. (If you want to register after September 24, please email Natalie Lawrence at email@example.com to make sure space is available.)
REFUND POLICY: A full refund is available with notification of cancellation by 5:00PM on September 24th, 2013, with no refund after that date.
SPACE IS LIMITED to 250 participants--PLEASE REGISTER EARLY: Once we reach our capacity, additional registrations will be placed on a waiting list for openings due to cancellations. Onsite Registration is on a space available basis. You should verify space in advance.
Registration should be completed online. To register, complete the steps listed below. If you have any problems or questions about registration, please contact Natalie Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Complete the registration form.
- Continue to the payment page and select the appropriate conference rate when making payment.
Don’t forget to reserve your hotel room early (see lodging information below)
All conference sessions and lodging will be at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, conveniently located at 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road off I-285 E at Exit 29.
Please note that this is a different Crowne Plaza than the one in previous years. The conference rate is $99 per night for a standard room and $105 per night for a deluxe room. Taxes are currently 15% but are subject to change. We CANNOT guarantee room availability at the conference rate after September 19, 2013, so make your reservations early! When you call to make reservations at 1-877-227-6963, please refer to the group: Georgia Southern University, Best Practices.
A large variety of driving and other transportation options can be found at: http://www.cpravinia.com/location.aspx
If flying into Atlanta, from the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport there are several options for reaching the conference hotel. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND TAKING A TAXI DIRECTLY FROM THE AIRPORT BECAUSE OF THE DISTANCE AND HIGH COST.
You can take the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit System (MARTA) directly from the airport to the Dunwoody (Perimeter Mall) station. The hotel offers a free shuttle service at specific times to and from this station.
PLEASE CONTACT THE HOTEL IN ADVANCE TO COORDINATE ARRIVAL TIMES WITH THEIR SHUTTLE AND RESERVE A SPACE ON THE SHUTTLE TO OR FROM THE MARTA STATION.
Taxi service to the hotel is also available from this station. Call the hotel for recommended taxi companies (1-770-955-1700). The hotel is also accessible by van service from the airport (A&M Limousine, http://www.aandmlimo.com/reservations.asp; Atlanta Hotel Connections, http://www.atlantashuttle.net; Atlanta Metro Shuttle, http://www.airportmetro.com). Advance reservations are REQUIRED and can be done at the shuttle company's web site!
Any individual who requires assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act for participation in this conference should contact Janie Wilson at email@example.com or 912-478-5580.
If you have questions about the conference, please contact Natalie Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2009 Hot Topics: Best Practices in Teaching Controversial Issues in Psychology
- 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology
- 2011 Best Practices: Teaching Introduction to Psychology
- 2012 Best Practices: Teaching Statistics and Research Methods
BEST PRACTICES BOOKS
- View list of Best Practices Books with links to web sites where they can be purchased.
STP SoTL WRITING WORKSHOP
In conjunction with the Best Practices Conference, STP is also conducting the Research/Writing Workshop on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.