As a developmental psychologist, my research interests and field of study inform my approach to teaching and setting goals for my students. Throughout the semester I focus on students’ change in knowledge and skills over time, while providing different levels of scaffolding. I rely on a wide variety of in-class activities and assessment opportunities to accommodate for individual differences in learning styles. My assignments are designed to allow students to take an active role in their learning. The theoretical frameworks presented in class are supplemented with real-life examples, thus grounding theory in practice. My teaching is organized around four main goals for my students: to acquire knowledge, to learn research methods and analysis, to apply scientific reasoning and problem solving to everyday issues, and to share their knowledge and findings. Each goal represents a stage in my students’ development as independent psychologists ready to contribute to the field.
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For Courses I have taught and their Syllabi, click here.
For different Activities and Exercises I use in my classes, click here.