About

This site is designed to bring together those who teach and do research on teaching and learning, with an emphasis on the Introductory Psychology course.  A non-profit entity, HIPPR was first established with support from an Association for Psychological Science (APS) Teaching Grant.

Are your students learning? Are your teaching innovations making a difference? If you are interested in these questions you are at the right place.  Focusing on what is going on in your classroom, going beyond content delivery to evaluate learning processes, can yield rich dividends. Research on teaching and learning can improve student learning, help instructors become better teachers, and aid departments and universities (Hutchings, Huber, & Ciccone, 2011).

The Hub for Introductory Psychology & Pedagogical Research (HIPPR) provides:

– Literature central for research on Intro Psych and pedagogical research in general,
Collaborators to conduct research,
– A participant pool, faculty willing to open their classes to increase sample sizes, and
Scales for use in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

Something you want to see here? Want notes of updates? Follow me, @ReganARGurung on Twitter or PedagogicalPundit on Facebook.  If you did not find what you wanted let me know (Regan.Gurung@OregonState.edu).

SPECIAL NOTE: I am grateful to the input of numerous individuals who advised me on the first iteration of HIPPR. Special thanks goes to Jane Halonen, Eric Landrum, Missy Beers, Sue Frantz, Bridgette Martin Hard, Steve Chew, Rob McEntarffer, Maureen McCarthy, and David Daniel.

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