Publications regarding the Teaching of Psychology

Teaching of Psychology: Official Journal of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Teaching of Psychology is indispensable as a source book for teaching methods and as a forum for new ideas. Dedicated to improving the learning and teaching process at all educational levels, this journal has established itself as a leading source of information and inspiration for all who teach psychology. Coverage includes empirical research on teaching and learning; studies of teacher or student characteristics; subject matter or content reviews for class use; investigations of student, course, or teacher assessment; professional problems of teachers; essays on teaching; innovative course descriptions and evaluations; curriculum designs; bibliographic material; demonstrations and laboratory projects; and news items. 4 issues per year.

http://www.teachpsych.org/top/index.php

Adjunct Faculty Resource Manual

Provides teaching resources for adjunct faculty, who are more often hired by community colleges to teach. Resources from veteran teachers of psychology on how to best teach an introductory psychology course at a community college.

http://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/undergrad/ptacc/adjunct-faculty-manual.pdf

 Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major 

This document outlines 10 goals and suggested learning outcomes that represent reasonable departmental expectations for the undergraduate psychology major across educational contexts.

http://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/about/psymajor-guidelines.pdf

Teaching, Learning, and Assessing in a Developmentally Coherent Curriculum 

The Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) Task Force was charged with bridging the gap between the National Standards for the Teaching of High School Psychology and the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major to set a standard for the competencies that should be expected of students graduating from colleges and universities as undergraduate psychology majors.

http://www.apa.org/ed/governance/bea/curriculum.pdf

The Assessment CyberGuide for Learning Goals and Outcomes 

This guide serves as a companion resource for implementing the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Major in Psychology. These resources should aid psychology departments and their faculty to design the most appropriate and effective assessment plans.

http://www.apa.org/ed/governance/bea/assessment-cyberguide-v2.pdf

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