Teaching Webinar Series

APS provides a wealth of resouces for teaching psychological science. We are pleased to have offered webinars, taught by experts in the field to address significant issues faced by educators. Previous webinars included the following:

Involving Undergraduate Students in Research, Including During a Pandemic

Research experience is essential for psychology students who wish to attend graduate school. Involving undergraduates in research, however, presents a unique set of challenges, particularly at teaching-focused institutions. This session will explore best practices for recruiting, training, and mentoring students, including structuring the student experience, accessing resources, and assisting students. Adaptations during a pandemic will also be addressed.

  • Elizabeth Arnott-Hill, College of DuPage, USA
  • Or’Shaundra Benson-Meirick, College of DuPage, USA
  • Jeffrey R. Stowell, Eastern Illinois University, USA

Psychological Science-informed Practices for Valid and Equitable Teaching and Learning           

Applying psychological science to teaching and learning in higher education, we discuss 4 major challenges: test security, classroom attention and distraction, attendance, and deadlines. Each of these challenges have become more acute with increased disruptions, stress, and trauma related to the COVID-19 pandemic, instability in childcare availability, natural disasters, and racism, as well as the need to teach students with disabilities equitably. Creating equitable and rigorous learning experiences that do not overburden instructors has become more important than ever. 

  • Kathryn Becker Blease, Oregon State University, USA   
  • Morton Ann Gernsbacher, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA