STP Best Practices in Teaching Conference

This year's conference, Oct. 12-13, 2012, in Atlanta, Ga., focuses on teaching statistics and research methods

This year’s conference, Best Practices: Teaching Statistics and Research Methods, will be held on Friday & Saturday, Oct. 12-13, 2012, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter NW, 6345 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30339 (Tel: (770) 955-1700).

Early bird registration deadline: Aug. 25, 2012

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP, Division 2 of APA) is excited to announce the 11th conference in the popular "Best Practices in Teaching Psychology" series, which began in 2002. The 2012 conference will focus on teaching and learning in statistics and research methods, which represents a return to a topic of the Best Practices Conference nearly a decade ago. Modeled after the format of the previous conferences, the conference will include keynote speakers, concurrent symposia and workshops, and a poster session.

Arthur Aron, “Making Stats Students’ Favorite Course—and for the Right Reasons”; Scott Bates, “The Three Faces of a Methods/Stats Instructor: Salesperson, Lawyer, and Comic”; and Gary Lewandowski & Natalie Cicarocco, “It All Starts with a Question: A New Perspective on Teaching Methodology” are the three keynote addresses.