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ICOPE 6 August 2014 Northern Arizona University.  Dana S. Dunn – Overview  Jacquelyn Cranney  Victor Karandashev  Maureen A. McCarthy - Discussant.

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1 ICOPE 6 August 2014 Northern Arizona University

2  Dana S. Dunn – Overview  Jacquelyn Cranney  Victor Karandashev  Maureen A. McCarthy - Discussant

3 ... I sometimes wonder how much of what we teach is based on what we want to teach about our discipline (our favored theories and concepts to those we recruit to our field—a most worthy endeavor) and how much is based on what the average person needs to know to be a psychologically literate citizen. – Cynthia Belar (2008, p. 56)

4 Dana S. Dunn

5  Way to capture disciplinary skills  Connect science to psychology major  Promote particular scientific literacy  Link to critical thinking  Emphasize human side of discipline: care, health, diversity  PL as a heuristic for thinking and doing

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8  Australian Journal of Psychology, March 2013  Special Issue: Innovations in Undergraduate Psychology Education. Guest editor: Jacquelyn Cranney

9  The Future of Undergraduate Psychology in the United Kingdom – report by Trapp, Banister, Ellis, Latto, Miell, & Upton (2011)

10  An Introductory Guide to Psychological Literacy and Psychologically Literate Citizenship by Mair, Taylor, & Hulme (2013).

11  Developing the Psychologically Literate Citizen at the University of Stirling by Watt (2013).

12  Burton, L. J., Chester, A., Xenos, S., & Elgar, K. (2013). Peer mentoring to develop psychological literacy in first-year and graduating students. Psychology Learning & Teaching, 12(2),

13  Psychology vocabulary  Valuing challenges requiring scientific reasoning  Amiable skepticism  Creative problem solving  Critical thinking  Ethical outlook  Possessing information and technological literacy  Broad communication skills and use of tools  Accept, understand, foster respect for diversity  Insight and reflection on self and other behavior  Source: McGovern et al. (2010)

14  As CONCEPT  Guide theory development  Characterize undergraduate development  Link to psychology and general education curricula  Represent student learning outcome(s)  Highlight achievement at baccalaureate level  Connect to employment or post-graduate education  Value-added quality of psychology

15  As CONSTRUCT  Assessment implications in courses and curricula (scientific knowledge, skills)  Assessment for accreditation purposes  Clear connections to APA Guidelines 2.0 and APA Quality Principles for Undergraduate Education  As measurable outcome of baccalaureate degree  Demonstrable set of skills for employment or graduate education  Endorsement of a quality undergraduate education

16  Connect PL to Mission of Academic Program  Review curricula in light of PL  Institute ongoing assessment of PL  Define psychologically literate baccalaureate graduate  Instill desire to be psychologically literate in daily life  Look to producing psychologically literate global citizens

17  Tie PL to SoTL  Teaching: Design courses with PL as explicit content and learning outcomes  Collaborate with peers locally and globally  Gather and share assessment evidence and theoretical advances  Participate in conferences like ICOPE

18  Enhanced Academic Advising : How can PL improve how faculty connect with and guide undergraduates?  Link to employment opportunities  Link to career savvy

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20 Jacquelyn Cranney

21 Victor Karandashev

22 Maureen A. McCarthy

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