Improving student learning in psychology at Madison College

Description: An internship at Madison College offers experience in a teaching-focused, diverse institution that can directly translate to your future career goals. Areas of interest for this professor’s psychology courses include: Connecting the content with real-world experiences, integrating active learning, case studies, technology, effective writing assignments, peer-led study groups, inquiry-based activities, and community-based or service learning. Improving the course climate for diverse students is another potential area of interest.

Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Institution: Madison College
Department(s): Psychology
Intern background needed: Psychology or related social science
Fall 2020 plan if instruction cannot be face-to-face:
Course will continue with synchronous and asynchronous components.
Course: Spring 2019: Cognitive Psychology. Others might include: Intro Psych, Abnormal Psych, Human Sexuality, Developmental Psych (online only)
Course info: All are 200-level transfer courses
Course time/day: Spring 2019 Cognitive psychology T/Th 10-11:15

Challenges a project might address include:
Potential Guest Teaching Topics/Units: Instructor is open to
structuring the course so that the topic falls within the desired timeframe of weeks 6-10 and matches the intern’s interests. Ideas might include: Autism, Suicide, Schizophrenia, Diagnosis/Assessment (for Abnormal Psych), Sexual Abuse, Sexual Orientation, or Gender (for Human Sexuality), Language (for Cognitive), Human Development, Research Methods, or Personality Psych (for Intro).

Teaching strategy of interest:
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Please Contact: Jenna Behm-Lawton <>