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Title: An Innovative Teaching Method: Including Students as Advisors in Professional Work
Contributor(s): Malouff, John M  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2022-10-14
Open Access: Yes
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This article describes the evaluation of a novel way to stimulate psychology-student learning and interest. The method involves inviting students to help plan the professional work of the course instructor, e.g., providing psychotherapy or doing research. The article focuses on the instructor's inviting students to help plan therapy for a client, a teaching method I have used for four years in my Behavior Modification course. I evaluated the effects of the method on self-reported student learning and interest. This past year several students posted suggestions on the course online learning platform. I applied the methods they suggested, while using my own judgment in sessions, and the client achieved her therapy goal. Students who completed an evaluation of the activity found it educational and interesting. Student evaluations of the course were high. The results suggest that the method has positive effects on learning and student interest. Psychology teachers can use the student-as-advisor teaching method to help psychology students learn and to help increase student interest in the content of a course.

Publication Type: Report
Publisher: Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Place of Publication: United States of America
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 520102 Educational psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200409 Mental health
HERDC Category Description: R1 Report
Extent of Pages: 9
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School of Psychology

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