The first round of grants from the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science has been awarded to a diverse set of projects aimed at strengthening the teaching enterprise in psychology in the United States and abroad. The six inaugural projects range in focus from local to More
David Myers, Hope College, was prevailed upon to deliver the inaugural APS Lecture on Teaching Psychology at the APS 18th Annual Convention. His address, “Teaching Psychological Science Through Writing,” focused on the sharing of psychological knowledge through forms of writing (“printed squiggles,” as he called them). A prolific author, Myers More
The APS Teaching Fund invites applications for small (up to $5,000), non-renewable grants to launch new projects that are designed to achieve any of the following: a) disseminate resources that support the effective teaching of psychology and the development of effective psychology teachers; b) facilitate communication among teachers of psychology More
The APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science has established a program of small grants for activities relating to the teaching of psychology. Robert Hendersen, Grand Valley State University, is the new chair of the steering committee that oversees the APS Teaching Fund. “When someone first begins More
In October, 2005, two things came together: 1) the APS Teaching Fund which encouraged psychologists from around the country to plan conferences on the teaching of psychology, and 2) my long held conviction that an active, hands-on approach to teaching is much more effective than the traditional lecture method. After More
As reported in the April 2004 Observer, APS has received a $1 million gift to support initiatives relating to education. Wasting no time, the planning committee for the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science has already held its first meeting and several promising ideas have emerged More
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