Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

Promoting Student Engagement: Volume 1

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Table of Contents

Chapter Title and Author Page
Cover Page
Table of Contents
Foreward
Wilbert J. McKeachie
1
Introduction
Richard L. Miller
2
Section 1. Why and How Engagement Matters
Richard L. Miller, Editor
9
Factors that Promote Engagement
Corey Guenther & Richard L. Miller
10
Outcomes Associated with Student Engagement
Richard L. Miller & Jeanne M. Butler
18
Section 2. Programs that Promote Student Engagement I
Eric Amsel & Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski, Editors
24
Engaging Students through Psychology Organizations
Kristina R. Thielen, Donna Stuber, Cathy A. Grover & Kenneth A. Weaver
25
Psi Beta as an Avenue of Engagement
Valerie T. Smith & Jennifer L. O'Loughlin-Brooks
31
Preparing to Serve: A Program Training College Students for Tutoring and Mentoring in Public Schools
Eric Amsel, Sheldon Cheshire, Alisha Massen, Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski, & Jan Winniford
34
Community Service Engagement
Maya M. Khanna
41
Undergraduate Internships for Psychology Majors
George B. Yancey
46
Residential Learning Communities in Psychology: How to Get Started
Courtney A. Rocheleau, M. Corinne Smith, Shawn Bergman, & Mark C. Zrull
57
Increasing Student Engagement through Curricular-Based Learning Communities
Kim Buch & Kenneth E. Barron
63
Civic Engagement Through Service Learning
Jennifer L. O'Loughlin-Brooks & Valerie T. Smith
70
Interdisciplinary International Service-Learning: The Story of Our Success
Steve T. Barney, Rachel Kirk, & Boyd Fife
73
Alumni in the Classroom (and Beyond)
Donna Stuber, Kristina R. Thielen, Jennifer Babitzke, & Bill Allan
82
Section 3. Programs that Promote Student Engagement II
Bernard C. Beins, Editor
89
Building the Case for Engagement in Honors College Programs
Chrisanne Christensen
90
Structuring the Capstone Experience in Psychology
Theresa A Wadkins & Richard L. Miller
95
SENCER: Science Education and Running Before Walking
William Wozniak
103
First-Year Experience: Introduction to the Psychology Major Course
Brian W. Schrader, Kenneth A. Weaver, & James Persinger
108
Student Engagement in Undergraduate Research
Jeffrey D. Holmes & Bernard C. Beins
114
Freshman Orientation Programs
Brooke Bennett-Day & Lisa Rouleau
118
School in Your Skivvies: Lessons Learned on Promoting Student Engagement in a Virtual Versus Traditional Classroom Setting
Sara Villanueva
124
Interteaching: A Behavior-Analytic Approach to Promoting Student Engagement
Bryan K. Saville
128
The Democratic Academy: Pedagogies for Student Engagement
Kerrie Baker, Kathleen Boland, Elizabeth Meade, & Suzanne Weaver
134
Section 4. Student Engagement Techniques
Kenneth D. Keith, Editor
144
Engaging Students through e-Polling
Bill Hill & Randolph A. Smith
145
Active Learning
Isabelle D. Cherney
150
Using Reflective Journaling in the College Course
Krista K. Fritson, Krista D. Forrest, & Mackenzie L. Bohl
157
Increasing Student Engagement with a Motivational Interviewing Strategy
Susan E. Becker, Leslie Miller, & Bruce A. Bishop
162
Peer Learning and Its Applications to Undergraduate Psychology Instruction
John D. Murray
166
Do Podcasts Engage and Educate College Students?
Blaine F. Peden & Benjamin Z. Domask
170
Strategies for Making Psychology Self-Relevant In and Out of the Classroom
Natalie J. Ciarocco, Lisa M. Dinella, & Gary W. Lewandowski Jr.
178
Increasing Learner Engagement with Team-based Learning
Heath Marrs
185
Embedding Guided Discussions in Class Activities and Assignments
Jeannetta G. Williams & Sara Villanueva
192
Jigsaw Classroom
David V. Perkins & Michael J. Tagler
195
Using E-Portfolios in Psychology Courses
Michael Vigorito
198
Insert Comment Technique Promotes Student Engagement in Online Courses
Blaine F. Peden, Jill M. Jansen, & Amy K. Thoftne
205
Section 5. Special opportunities for engagement
Blaine F. Peden, Editor
210
First-Class First Classes
Mitchell M. Handelsman
211
The Last Word: Engaging Students for Life
Kenneth D. Keith
215
Web 2.0 Applications to Foster Student Engagement
B. Jean Mandernach & Sarah S. Taylor
220
Engaging Students: Issues of Cultural Privilege
Loreto Prieto
230
Academic Engagement for the Benefit of All: Practical Strategies for Incorporating Non Gender Normative Students
Jennifer R. Daniels
238
Commentary on Multicultural Student Engagement
Kelley Haynes Mendez
243
Engagement of International Students on United States of America Campuses
Matthew Mims & Grace Mims
247
Section 6. Assessing student engagement
Blaine F. Peden, Editor
250
Documenting the Beneficial Effects of Student Engagement: Assessing Student Learning Outcomes
R. Eric Landrum
251
Using Standardized Tests to Assess Institution-Wide Student Engagement
Jeanne M. Butler
258
Assessing Civic Engagement
Katrina H. Norvell & Sherril B. Gelmon
265
Assessing Course Student Engagement
B. Jean Mandernach, Emily Donnelli-Sallee, & Amber Dailey-Hebert
277
Working with Students to Promote Engagement in Departmental and University-Wide Assessment
Kenneth E. Barron & Jeanne M. Butler
282
Secret Agents, Alien Spies, and a Quest to Save the World: Engaging Students in Scientific Reasoning and Critical Thinking through Operation ARIES!
Heather A. Butler, Carol Forsyth, Diane F. Halpern, Arthur Graesser, & Keith Millis
286
I Have One Question: Engaging Students Through Formative Assessment
Rob McEntarffer
292
Our Contributors
298

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Miller, R. L., Amsel, E., Kowalewski, B. M., Beins, B. C., Keith, K. D., & Peden, B. F. (2011). Promoting student engagement (Vol 1): Programs, techniques and opportunities. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/pse2011/index.php

Individual chapters may be referenced in this fashion, for example:
Guenther, C., & Miller, R. L. (2011). Factors that promote engagement. In R. L. Miller, E. Amsel, B. M. Kowalewski, B. C. Beins, K. D. Keith, & B. F. Peden (Eds.), Promoting student engagement (Vol. 1, pp. 10-17). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/pse2011/index.php

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