PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
F2HH 2012 PA
Magoffin, Lisa W.
M.A.: Behaviorral Science
5:00 - 10:30 PM
Myers, D. (2013). PSYCHOLOGY (10th). New York: Worth publishers.
Hardcover edition - ISBN-13:978-1-4292-6178-4
Paper back edition - ISBN-13:978-1-4641-0855-6
ebook edition - ISBN-13:978-1-4641-1542-4
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Educational Philosophy: As a teacher, I have three main objectives for your learning experience: 1) to provide a fundamental knowledge in Psychology 2) to create a learning environment which will foster critical thinking 3) to enhance self-awareness, as well as, awareness of the world around us.
My teaching practices are built on two principles. First, my courses are based on collaborative learning. I encourage students to share their thoughts and ideas through the use of discussion, debate, and reflection. By establishing an atmosphere of equal sharing, we can create a bridge between life experiences and the course’s theoretical framework. Secondly, I strive to create a strong rapport with my students. For me, good rapport includes listening, being sensitive to feelings, encouraging, providing timely feedback, and extra help when needed.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Position Paper- Controversial Topic
The purpose of this critical thinking assignment is to examine both sides of a controversial issue, select a position, apply it to a multicultural context, and to apply the Park University General Education literacies: aesthetic, civic, critical, science, and values. Two of these literacies (critical and values) are perceived to cut across disciplines and departments, while the other three (aesthetic, civic, and scientific) literacies address major academic concerns. Students with these literacies should be able to succeed in communicating, computing and problem-solving, clarifying values, using the arts, functioning within social institutions, and using the sciences and technology.
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