USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
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Thursday, April 14 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Isn't it Just a Story? Promoting Critical Thinking in Psychology through Community Engaged Learning with StoryCorps

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Christina Grange, Dianna King, Ryan Smith, Jasmine Threatt

Public media provides exciting opportunities to bring the diverse complexities of the world to the psychology classroom. It can challenge students to apply psychological concepts to a range of global and individual experiences. StoryCorps (www.storycorps.org) is one public media production that can aid in this effort using an instructional paradigm grounded in community, cooperation, and applied learning. This conference presentation will be an exemplar of this approach, demonstrating how students are guided to work in groups to develop multi-media projects reflecting their understanding of psychological concepts applied to StoryCorps stories. Student perspectives will be integrated into the presentation to reflect perceived illuminate benefits and challenges present when using public media as a stool for teaching and learning. Finally, audience members will be invited to participate in exchanges about how public media can creatively be integrated into a range of content areas.


Christina Grange

Clayton State University

Dianna King

Clayton State University

Ryan Smith

Clayton State University

Jasmine Threatt

Clayton State University

Thursday April 14, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Room Q

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