Society for the Teaching of Psychology: Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

A Guide for Beginning Teachers of Psychology

James H. Korn and Jason Sikorski

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Developing Your Philosophy of Teaching
3. Planning A Course: Philosophy becomes Practice
4. Lectures 'n Stuff
5. Managing Class Discussions
6. Writing to Learn and Other Forms of Active Learning
7. Assessment and Grading
8. Evaluating Teaching
9. Values and Ethics
10. Developing Your Teaching Portfolio
11.Landing a Teaching Job
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