Teaching Institute Showcases the Latest Research and Teaching Techniques

On May 23, APS will hold its Fourth Annual Institute on the Teaching of Psychology in Washington, DC. Scheduled in conjunction with the Ninth Annual Convention (May 23-26, 1997), this exciting one-day preconference is open to teachers of psychology at two- and four year colleges and universities, graduate students and others with an interest in teaching.

The APS Teaching Institute has attracted more than 400 of your teaching colleagues each year, and we expect an even larger and more diverse audience in Washington, DC (See insert for registration, hotel, and travel information.)

The APS Teaching Institute offers a special blend of cutting-edge psychological research and proven teaching techniques.

In plenary and breakout sessions. leaders in psychological science discuss the latest research and theories in their fields so that you can tell your students about the most recent and exciting developments in psychology. And just look at the list of renowned invited speakers in the accompanying box below!

This preconference offers you a golden opportunity to see and hear some of the best and the brightest in psychology all in a single jam-packed day. But that’s not all’

The APS Teaching Institute also provides two special forums in which to interact informally with your peers and swap information on innovative and successful teaching strategies, classroom demonstrations, course organizations, and more.

In the poster presentations and participant idea exchanges, you will delve into the nitty-gritty of teaching psychology at all levels and walk away with ideas and techniques that you can put to use in your classroom right away (see titles below for a sample of these presentations and discussion topics). This exciting combination gives you both substantive scientific research and the tools with which to share this information more effectively with your students.

“I am looking forward to this year’s Preconvention Teaching Institute not only because of the outstanding line-up of speakers but also because the poster and participant idea exchange (PIE) proposals that have come in so far look especially interesting,” said organizer Doug Bernstein. “We have been offering the Institute for three years now, and participation just keeps increasing. It appears that the Institute’s format- a combination of the state-of-the-art talks for use in updating lectures and the poster/PIEs that cover teaching methods, innovations, and technology-is striking a responsive chord in our colleagues. It has been a pleasure to be associated with an enterprise that appears to be so helpful to so many psychology faculty in their role as teachers.”

If you are a teacher, don’t miss this opportunity to interact with these leading scientific psychologists and your many colleagues from across the country. Register early, though, since enrollment is limited!

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