Teaching Psychology in a Global World

A Stream on “Teaching Psychology in a Global World”
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Psychology
27-30 May 2019, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences

The Psychology Unit and the Education Unit of ATINER are organising a Stream on “Teaching Psychology in a Global World”, 27-30 May 2019, Athens, Greece as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Psychology sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences.

Institutions of higher education (IHE) have incorporated high-impact practices (HIPs) in liberal arts curricula so that students can systematically analyze the conditions that lead to racial and economic disparities in the community. HIPs are pedagogical methods that increase student engagement and retention (Kuh, 2008). HIPs range from first-year seminars and service-learning to diversity/global learning and internships (2008). HIPs also include common intellectual experiences, learning communities, writing-intensive courses, undergraduate research, collaborative projects, and capstone courses (2008). Educational research suggests that students should participate in at least two HIPs over the course of their undergraduate studies to prepare them to be productive citizens in a global society (National Survey of Student Engagement [NSSE], 2017). The purpose of this stream is two-fold: (1). Provide faculty who use HIPs an opportunity to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of using a specific practice in their undergraduate psychology courses; and (2). Provide faculty who have assessed HIP impacts on student learning to discuss and explain student learning outcomes. Faculty will reflect on lessons learned from using HIPs and whether or not HIPs are effective for preparing students for work in a global world. This stream fits with the mission of the Athens Institute for Education and Research in several ways: (1). It provides faculty from different disciplines an opportunity to discuss teaching methods and pedagogical scholarship; (2). It will provide faculty with an opportunity to possibly develop collaborations on teaching and research; and (3). It provides professional develop by engaging faculty and other academic members in discussions about teaching and research. You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on www.atiner.gr/2019fees.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Myceanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit a 300-word abstract via email only (atiner@atiner.gr) by 28 January 2019 to: Dr. Lori Simons, Professor of Psychology & Practicum/Internship Coordinator, Psychology Department, Social Science Division, Widener University, USA. Abstracts should include: Title of Paper, Family Name (s), First Name (s), Institutional Affiliation, Current Position, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of the submission. Please use the abstract submitting form. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (gregory.papanikos@stir.ac.uk).

The association was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into seven Divisions, 37 Units and five Centers.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: info@atiner.gr.