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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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Irons, Jessica G.; Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2008
We examined job advertisements published in the September and October 2006 issues of the APA Monitor and APS Observer for courses that psychology departments requested successful applicants for assistant professor openings to teach. We found that 4 courses accounted for 45% of all courses so listed: research methods, introductory psychology,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Research Methodology, Labor Market, Developmental Psychology
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Buskist, William; Tears, Rachel S.; Davis, Stephen F.; Rodrigue, Karen M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2002
Presents the results of a survey to determine the prevalence and content of courses on teaching of psychology for graduate teaching assistants. Finds that 67 percent of psychology departments have a formal course on the teaching of psychology. (CMK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Departments, Educational Research, Graduate Students
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Buskist, William – Teaching of Psychology, 2000
Describes ten common technical mistakes most graduate teaching assistants make while teaching, such as projecting a weak presence, relying too heavily on their notes, posing vague questions, and not reinforcing student participation. Offers suggestions for correcting the mistakes. States that faculty might want to monitor their own teaching…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, Graduate Students, Higher Education