Teaching Apprenticeship

Bored in class?  Think you could do a better job teaching?  Come find out!  Advanced undergraduates who wish to enhance their understanding of effective pedagogy and gain teaching experience can enroll as a teaching apprentice for a semester.  Apprentices are typically invited to participate by faculty mentors (i.e., you cannot simply sign up online).  willingham-bookTeaching apprentices engage in a variety of activities including developing a syllabus, creating course lectures and demonstrations, holding office hours, exploring advanced readings in pedagogy, writing test questions, and supporting students in a core psychology course.  If you want to learn more before enrolling, check out Dan Willingham’s book about why students don’t like school – incredible insights about teaching driven by the science of the mind.  You might also peruse Make It Stick – a book about enhancing memory.

Sample Syllabus