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Keeley, Jared W.; Ismail, Emad; Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Studies of master teaching have investigated a set of qualities that define excellent teaching. However, few studies have investigated master teachers' perspectives on excellent teaching and how it may differ from other faculty or students. The current study investigated award-winning teachers' (N = 50) ratings of the 28 qualities on the teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Excellence in Education, Check Lists, Teacher Behavior
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Liu, Shujie; Keeley, Jared; Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Researchers have found that students from different academic disciplines tend to value different qualities in their teachers, and cultural differences play a role in which qualities students appreciate in their professors. The present/current study employed the Teacher Behavior Checklist as an operationalization of teaching qualities in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Context Effect
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Liu, Shujie; Keeley, Jared; Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
We "employed the Teacher Behavior Checklist" (TBC) to investigate Chinese college students' perceptions of excellent teachers' qualities and then compared the results to those from previously collected data from American and Japanese students. Chinese students tended to favor additional structure both in the classroom and in teachers'…
Descriptors: Asians, Student Attitudes, College Students, Teacher Behavior
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Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
The movement to prepare graduate students to teach is relatively new in the history of the academy. During the past several decades, many graduate departments of psychology, like many academic departments, have gone from providing essentially no training to graduate students to teach to developing extensive training programs consisting of course…
Descriptors: Psychology, Teacher Education Programs, Graduate Students, Educational History
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Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2009
Stephen F. Davis is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Emporia State University. He served as the 2002-2003 Knapp Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego. Currently, he is Distinguished Guest Professor at Morningside College and Visiting Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Texas Wesleyan University. Since…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Psychologists, Interviews, Teacher Student Relationship
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Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2002
I surveyed Division Two's teaching award winners in the 2-year college and 4-year college and university categories to discover the qualities and attributes that make these individuals effective teachers. I found that (a) most awardees did not receive formal training in teaching; (b) many awardees believed that observations of others' effective…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Observation