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Teaching Psychology

For six years I taught a  course on “Teaching Psychology”, part of a set of courses on teaching required of all UC Berkeley students who serve as teaching assistants (known at UCB as "graduate studeent instructors").  I did it for five years when I was Head Graduate Advisor (2000-2004), and once more in 2016.  I don’t claim to be a better teacher than anyone else, though I think I’m better than some, and I do take the teaching function more seriously than others.  But over the years I’ve had a lot of experience teaching in lots of different contexts. That’s 45 years of teaching, more or less, during which time I think I’ve seen almost everything.  These reflections, organized around the chapters of Will McKeachie’s classic Teaching Tips (14th edition), are a way of sharing those experiences for what they are worth to the next generation of college teachers.

Link to Syllabus for Fall 2016

Link to "Reflections on 'Teaching Psychology'"

This page last revised 09/26/2016.