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Bostwick, Keiko C. P.; Becker-Blease, Kathryn A. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Having a growth mindset has been shown to predict better academic performance in a variety of educational settings. Efforts to instill a growth mindset through educational interventions have demonstrated positive effects on academic success. However, many of the interventions previously tested are relatively time intensive and costly for some…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Introductory Courses, Psychology
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Klopp, Eric; Stark, Robin – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
The aim of this study is to investigate whether worked examples are effective in fostering psychology students' explanation competence. Explanation competence is a context-specific cognitive disposition that enables a person to construct a causal model of an observable psychological phenomenon by drawing on psychological theories. We set up a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Psychology, College Students
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Kingery, Julie Newman; Gaskell, Margaret E.; Toner, Shana R.; Rice, Stacey E.; Gray, Melissa L.; Milligan, Jesse A.; Milmoe, Maureen H. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
The primary goal of this paper is to describe an innovative active learning experience (i.e., class trip to a children's museum) aimed at expanding child psychology students' knowledge of the developmental benefits of play. A secondary goal is to present preliminary data about the impact of this experience on students' learning by examining scores…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Child Psychology, Play, Museums
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Mallonee, Sybil; Phillips, Jennifer; Holloway, Kevin; Riggs, David – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Evidenced-based psychotherapies (EBPs) are primarily disseminated via in-person workshops, which have been shown to be effective in training clinicians. However, there is limited space at these workshops, they occur in limited locations, and the time and money required to travel to these workshops is limiting for many providers. An online virtual…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Workshops, Online Courses, Computer Simulation
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Sheafer, Vicki – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
Digital storytelling is a technology application that has emerged as a powerful teaching and learning tool that engages both teachers and students. Digital storytelling allows students to become creative storytellers through selecting a topic, conducting research, writing a script, and developing the story. However, the use of digital storytelling…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Psychology, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Zucchero, Reneé A. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
Healthcare providers, including psychologists who work as health service providers and with older adults, must be able to work effectively with professionals from other disciplines. Interprofessional education (IPE) engages students from two or more professions to learn collaboratively. To date, only a few studies have examined psychology student…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Clinical Psychology
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Koch, Helvi; Spörer, Nadine – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
In this intervention study, we investigated how we could teach university students who were majoring in education to teach reading strategies. The goal of the study was to analyze whether and to what extent students would benefit from the intervention with respect to their own learning. Did their own reading skills improve after they attended the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Reading Strategies, Student Improvement
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Boser, Julia; Scherer, Sonja; Kuchta, Kathrin; Wenzel, S. Franziska C.; Horz, Holger – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
To improve teaching in higher education, teachers in psychology are encouraged to use evidence-based teaching, that is, to apply empirical findings regarding learning and teaching, when designing learning opportunities. This report illustrates the combination of evidence-based teaching and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Evidence Based Practice
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Burns, Lawrence R.; Stephenson, Paul L.; Bellamy, Katy – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Although students make some epistemological progress during college, most graduate without developing meaning-making strategies that reflect an understanding that knowledge is socially constructed. Using a pre-test-post-test design and a within-subjects 2 × 2 mixed-design ANOVA, this study reports on empirical findings which support the Socratic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Questioning Techniques, Lecture Method, Psychology
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Kaendler, Celia; Wiedmann, Michael; Leuders, Timo; Rummel, Nikol; Spada, Hans – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
The monitoring by teachers of collaborative, cognitive, and meta-cognitive student activities in collaborative learning is crucial for fostering beneficial student interaction. In a quasi-experimental study, we trained pre-service teachers (N = 74) to notice behavioral indicators for these three dimensions of student activities. Video clips of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Preservice Teachers, Quasiexperimental Design, Student Behavior
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Ohst, Andrea; Glogger, Inga; Nückles, Matthias; Renkl, Alexander – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
Psychological research on learning has brought forth many insights that are relevant for teachers (for example, knowledge about learning strategies). However, teachers sometimes have intuitive fragmentary knowledge that is partly incorrect. Such knowledge hinders the acquisition of psychological knowledge. Tried-and-tested interventions dealing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level, Prior Learning
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Chappell, Charisse – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
The American Psychological Association (APA) recently revised their "Guidelines for the undergraduate psychology major" in 2013. In this updated version diversity is included in the broad goal of ethical and social responsibility in a diverse world. Indicators associated with this goal include student awareness of prejudice within…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Majors (Students), Multicultural Education
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Hudson, Danae L.; Whisenhunt, Brooke L.; Shoptaugh, Carol F.; Rost, Ann D.; Fondren-Happel, Rachel N. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
Increasing college enrollments, and decreased funding have led institutions and instructors to focus on developing courses that can be taught effectively in a large class format. This article presents the effectiveness of a redesigned, blended format of Introductory Psychology taught in large sections. The goals of the project included improving…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Educational Change, Psychology, Teaching Methods
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Todd, Valerie J.; McIlroy, David – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
There has been considerable criticism of assessment methods because of inconsistencies across modules and a focus on the measurement of learning rather than assessment for learning. The aim of the current study was to formalise the process of assessment feedback to feed-forward, and assess the impact on student learning. A cohort of undergraduate…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Processes, Evaluation Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Kobayashi, Futoshi – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
Japanese college students (N = 18) aspiring to become English teachers in junior or senior high schools studied several examples of educational games and created their own English games as an assignment during the last two weeks of an educational psychology course. Results indicated (1) a significant increase between pre- and post-…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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