Burton, Lorelle J. (2005) Promoting learning in first year psychology students. In: 40th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2005, 28 Sep - 02 Oct 2005, Melbourne, Australia.
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My teaching philosophy is all about challenging students to become critical thinkers and self-directed learners. My aim is to arouse passion and interest in the material they are studying so that they become totally engaged in the learning process. This paper will report on the teaching pedagogies I use to stimulate independent thinking and enthusiasm among my first year psychology students. It will also deliberate on some of the challenges in supporting large numbers of students learning via distance education. It will demonstrate how I have embraced new technologies to improve the learning environment for all students, regardless of their backgrounds or mode of study. It will also showcase a new textbook I have co-authored to enhance the quality of the learning experience for Australian students, promoting student understanding of issues relevant to cross-cultural and Indigenous psychology. This paper will also report on the results of a longitudinal study designed to establish how teachers may best respond to issues of student diversity in their teaching.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Author's version deposited according to Publisher's requirements: 'This is an electronic version of an article published in Katsikitis, Mary (Ed.) (2005). Proceedings of the 40th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference (pp. 46-50). Melbourne, Australia: Australian Psychological Society. ISBN 0-909881-27-8.'|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||student learning, teaching pedagogy|
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 330200 Curriculum Studies > 330206 Curriculum Theory and Development
330000 Education > 330100 Education Studies > 330109 Assessment and Evaluation
380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences > 380100 Psychology
|Depositing User:||epEditor USQ|
|Date Deposited:||02 Mar 2010 23:19|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:34|
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