Association for Psychological Science 22nd Annual Convention: Boston, MA

Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Lost in Translation?: From the Lab to the Classroom and Back

Friday May 28, 2010, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM - Back Bay Ballroom D

David B. Daniel David B. Daniel
James Madison University

Pedagogical tools and strategies that work in the controlled environment of a lab do not automatically generalize to a more complex context. In fact, their use can often be counterproductive. Many pedagogical supports often have unintended consequences, for example discouraging students from honing their ability to learn from narrative material, student overreliance, inappropriate transfer, and student misuse. Differential effects based upon student differences and motives, teacher variables, interactions among strategies, and other important variables must be taken into account and tested in a variety of classroom contexts before being safely labeled as pedagogy. We will discuss the core principles of Pedagogical Ecology as they relate to pedagogical research and evidence-based practice using examples from research in higher education settings.

2010 Program Committee
Tyler S. Lorig, Washington and Lee University (Chair); Nalini Ambady, Tufts University; Abigail Baird, Vassar College; Sian Beilock, University of Chicago; Daniel Klein, Stony Brook University, The State University of New York; Richard Lewis, Pomona College; Kris Preacher, University of Kansas; Deidra Schleicher, Purdue University; Timothy Strauman, Duke University; Tracy Zinn, James Madison University