Dr. William S. Altman of SUNY Broome Community College’s Psychology and Human Services Department is pleased to announce the publication of The APA Guide to College Teaching: Essential Tools and Techniques Based on Psychological Science. This new book has just been released by the American Psychological Association (APA) Committee on Associate and Baccalaureate Education (CABE).
This guide offers a complete and practical compilation of the ways in which psychological science can be used to promote learning, specifically in higher education. We identify 21 ways instructors can implement concepts from psychological science to promote learning in higher education settings. Among the issues covered are the ways in which students process information, the social contexts of learning, classroom management, and even food insecurity and homelessness.
Dr. Altman and Dr. Megan Sumeracki of Rhode Island College co-chaired the CABE task force that researched and produced this book. Its members are a diverse group of psychology instructors and researchers who teach in a range of higher education settings from community colleges to university settings. The group also comes from a diverse range of sub-disciplines within psychology, with deep roots in studying and working in such areas as cognition and the science of learning, the impacts of diversity and intersectionality on teaching and learning, human development, service learning, and experiential learning.