Presentation on theme: "ICOPE 6 August 2014 Northern Arizona University. Dana S. Dunn – Overview Jacquelyn Cranney Victor Karandashev Maureen A. McCarthy - Discussant."— Presentation transcript:
Dana S. Dunn – Overview Jacquelyn Cranney Victor Karandashev Maureen A. McCarthy - Discussant
... 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)
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
Australian Journal of Psychology, March 2013 Special Issue: Innovations in Undergraduate Psychology Education. Guest editor: Jacquelyn Cranney
The Future of Undergraduate Psychology in the United Kingdom – report by Trapp, Banister, Ellis, Latto, Miell, & Upton (2011)
An Introductory Guide to Psychological Literacy and Psychologically Literate Citizenship by Mair, Taylor, & Hulme (2013).
Developing the Psychologically Literate Citizen at the University of Stirling by Watt (2013).
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), 136- 146.
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)
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
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
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
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
Enhanced Academic Advising : How can PL improve how faculty connect with and guide undergraduates? Link to employment opportunities Link to career savvy