A growing body of literature demonstrates the benefits to students when they are involved in active, engaged classes. This volume contains suggestions for implementing activities in biopsychology or neuroscience courses with the goals of engaging students and improving their learning. This ebook contains 15 instructor-vetted activities, organized by sections related to neuroanatomy, the neuron, reproductive behavior and neuroendocrinology, nervous system phenomena and skill development (including oral presentations, literature review and experimental methods in a neuroscience context). Each activity is described in detail and includes alignment with APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Major. The activities include an introduction from the author, learning objectives and assessment, and step-by-step instructions. Many activities also include handouts and worksheets that can be used or adapted.
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We suggest that the overall text be referenced in this fashion:
Birkett, M. (2015). Teaching Neuroscience: Practical activities for an engaged classroom. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/teachingneuroscience
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Walsh, L. (2015). The brain game and neuroanatomy notes. In M. Birkett (Ed.). Teaching Neuroscience: Practical activities for an engaged classroom. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/teachingneuroscience