Teaching

What does good teaching look like? What fuels student learning, and what hinders it. Psychological studies have illuminated the various curricula, methods, and classroom environments that make or break teaching effectiveness.

  • The second language learning literature emphasizes comprehension for language learning, but memory research suggests that producing the language is just as important for learning. More

    Balancing Speaking and Listening for Language Learning

    The second language learning literature emphasizes comprehension for language learning, but memory research suggests that producing the language is just as important for learning. More

  • Efforts focused on increasing students' interest in STEM often take place within the classroom, but findings suggest that parents can play an important role in these efforts. More

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    Want to Get Teens Interested in Math and Science? Target Their Parents

    Efforts focused on increasing students' interest in STEM often take place within the classroom, but findings suggest that parents can play an important role in these efforts. More

  • Students who consistently receive individualized reading instruction from first through third grade become better readers than those who don’t, researchers find. More

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    Kids’ Reading Success Boosted by Long-Term Individualized Instruction

    Students who consistently receive individualized reading instruction from first through third grade become better readers than those who don’t, researchers find. More

  • Courses can be designed to employ active learning experiences that combat the illusions and misconceptions students bring with them to the classroom. More

    Overturning Myths in Introductory Psychology

    Courses can be designed to employ active learning experiences that combat the illusions and misconceptions students bring with them to the classroom. More

  • Students who use hands-on approaches to test or demonstrate scientific concepts understand the concepts more deeply and score better on science tests. More

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    Getting Hands-On Deepens Science Learning

    Students who use hands-on approaches to test or demonstrate scientific concepts understand the concepts more deeply and score better on science tests. More

  • A comprehensive research report provides an evidence-based guide that parents, educators, and app designers alike can use to evaluate the quality of so-called “educational” apps. More

    Science of Learning Can Help Parents, Developers Grade Educational Apps

    A comprehensive research report provides an evidence-based guide that parents, educators, and app designers alike can use to evaluate the quality of so-called “educational” apps. More

  • Whether a complement to a standard classroom environment or a cornerstone of Web-based classes, online discussion boards are becoming a staple in higher education. APS Past President Morton Ann Gernsbacher discusses how to make those discussion boards as engaging and interactive as possible. More

    Five Tips for Improving Online Discussion Boards

    Whether a complement to a standard classroom environment or a cornerstone of Web-based classes, online discussion boards are becoming a staple in higher education. APS Past President Morton Ann Gernsbacher discusses how to make those discussion boards as engaging and interactive as possible. More

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