Promoting learning in first year psychology students

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.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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.'
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2010 23:19
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: student learning, teaching pedagogy
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes

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