teaching

Student Evaluation of Teaching questionnaires are now widely used in many countries. In the United States, department chairs and deans use SETs as ‘objective’ information about teaching effectiveness in decisions about tenure and merit increases (Stroebe, 2016). Although this...

My interest in psychology began over 40 years ago when, as a young, naive 18-year-old I elected to take a psychology module as part of my education degree. I had no idea that it would come to play such a significant role in my professional life.

For 30 years, teaching...

Have you heard of Evolution before?
Yeah. Scientists believe that there was a mistake and everything came out of a snap and monkeys became humans. (Jennifer, aged 9)

What does a young child in primary school know about evolution? In fact,...

We are delighted to read Professor Knapper’s letter ‘Who teaches the teachers?’ (July 2015), which highlights the current state of teaching practice in the higher education sector. While the letter implies a paucity of teaching professionalism, which we do not agree with, we...

If I am asked about my career, about what it feels like to be a senior lecturer and practitioner occupational psychologist working in a university, it seems like an easy question. But to do the answer justice, I need to go beyond what I like and dislike about my career: I...

For many academics the most challenging part of the job is the juggling act that is necessary to balance the competing demands of research and teaching, and there are increasing expectations for both. Academics are under pressure to produce and maintain a substantial level of...