July brought the pleasure of attending Stanford University’s introduction to psychology teaching conference, hosted by its Psych One program coordinator, Bridgette Martin Hard.
One of the 70 attendees was the indefatigable Sue Frantz, winner of multiple awards and citations for her contributions to the teaching of psychology (and to educating faculty about teaching technologies). Frantz, who is also the Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Vice-President for Resources, tweeted conference highlights:
.@ericlandrum book recommendation: Student Success in College. Review here: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2005/05/18/kuh#sthash.u2Y1V0vQ.dpbs …
E.Hardin: To stop group disc, silently raise hand, signaling stdts to stop talking & raise hands to signal others #psychoneconference [Slighted edited}
R.Jhangiani: Have you seen this article? Revisiting the Stanford Prison Study (2007). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17440210
R.Jhangiani: It's the Stanford Prison STUDY, not the Stanford Prison EXPERIMENT
D.Myers: To increase engagement, pack students into a small space. Stack extra chairs in the back. #psychoneconference
Retweeted by Worth TLC
When freshmen reappraise anxiety as arousal that can help them do better, academic performance improves. #psychoneconference
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How Best to Prepare Students for Life Success?
One of the many delights from the Stanford’s recent conference on teaching introductory psychology was being with and hearing Boise State professor Eric Landrum. The exuberant Landrum is a longtime teaching-of-psychology leader, researcher, and author—and the 2014 president of the Society of the Teaching of Psychology.
His presentation offered his “all-time favorite PowerPoint slide.” It summarizes the conclusions of research by Michigan State’s Collegiate Employment Research Institute showing the main reasons why new college grads get fired. These include: Lack of work ethic, failure to follow instructions, missing assignments or deadlines, and being late.
Sound familiar? Landrum, who studies what helps students succeed, draws a moral from these findings: By simulating a real world employer, and holding to standards, he is doing them a great favor. He is preparing them for real world success.