June 30, 2016

Secrets of Skill-Based Learning in Psychology with Dr. Tanya Martini

Episode 3, Part 1

Skills-based learning is an important part of what is being fostered during your Psychology degree, but for many undergraduates it is not "front and center." Instead, students tend to focus their attention on the subject matter when they take courses; that is, they're much more concerned with course content (what's written in the textbook, or presented in lecture) than they are with transferable job-related skills. Tune in to find out how your skills in Psychology translate to the job market!

Guest Biography: Tanya Martini obtained her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Toronto and is a Professor of Psychology at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. In addition to introductory psychology, she also teaches research methods and a capstone course designed to facilitate graduating students’ understanding of career-related skills. She was awarded the Brock University Distinguished Teaching Award and currently holds the Chancellor’s Chair for Teaching Excellence.

Dr. Martini’s research explores skill-based learning outcomes in post-secondary education, and her most recent work has investigated students’ views concerning skill-based learning across their degree program. She has a particular interest in students’ ability to articulate the competencies that underlie skills such as critical thinking and collaboration, and their ability to recognize how university assignments foster transferable skills that are of interest to employers.


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