Explore the hottest ideas in Pedagogy!!

The Graduate Student Teaching Association presents the 7th Annual Pedagogy Day Conference on Friday, October 28th at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Pedagogy day is an annual conference dedicated to providing doctoral students with the knowledge, skills, and resources to teach effectively in undergraduate classrooms.

This year’s conference theme is Student Centered Teaching.


Our keynote Professor Janie Wilson will discuss integrating statistics and research methods into one course.

Workshops will focus on:

  • How to bring authentic research into the classroom (led by Dr. Rebecca Weiss, Dr. Daryl Wout, Kim Schanz from John Jay College, CUNY)
  • How to use blogs to enhance student engagement (led by Julie Hecht and Dr. Philip Kreniske from The Graduate Center)
  • Techniques for developing students’ critical thinking skills (led by Dr. Paige Fisher, Dr. Janine Buckner, Dr. Amy Hunter, and Dr. Susan Nolan from Seton Hall University).


Last but not least, the Teaching Activity Blitz showcases graduate students’ creative activities!


Register HERE and JOIN US!!


Food and refreshments will be served throughout the day!


This year’s Pedagogy Day is going to be fabulous and we hope to see you there!


Volunteers and interested students are encouraged to join the Pedagogy Day committee and assist with communications/outreach, registration, and set-up of venue on the day of the event!

All the questions, comments, and other forms of communication should be addressed to Pedagogy Day2016 co-chairs, Rita Obeid and Anna Schwartz, at gsta.cuny@gmail.com




Conference Vision Statement

The vision of Pedagogy Day was inspired by three main goals. The first is to provide doctoral students in Psychology with the knowledge, skills, and resources to teach effectively in City University of New York undergraduate classrooms. The conference aims to deepen one’s thinking about pedagogy as an essential component of doctoral training and professional training. With the majority of CUNY doctoral students employed as course instructors during their graduate studies, it is necessary to create a strong foundation in student-centered pedagogy. This conference adds to the momentum created by the Graduate Student Teaching Association (GSTA), which strives to stimulate discussions around innovative ways to improve pedagogical practices.

Our second goal is to improve the teaching of psychology in the diverse CUNY undergraduate classroom by exposing doctoral students to evidence-based teaching strategies and techniques, while also engaging faculty to think about mentorship and about their own classroom teaching practices. With an incredibly diverse student body dispersed throughout all of New York City, it is essential that graduate students and faculty commit to working together to nurture and enhance the experiences of the undergraduates in their classes.

A third goal of Pedagogy Day is to encourage collaboration across psychology and related disciplines by building a comprehensive network of doctoral students and faculty currently employed as instructors in various academic departments throughout CUNY who can collectively support each other in the classroom. As an annual conference in its sixth consecutive year, Pedagogy Day aims to provide a forum for students of psychology and related fields to come together, bridging their respective academic disciplines, to collectively think about how they teach and how students learn.


Organized by the Graduate Student Teaching Association (GSTA) & The Graduate Center, CUNY

The Graduate Student Teaching Association is the student affiliate organization of APA Division 2: Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP). It provides psychology graduate student teachers and teaching assistants with an array of services to hone their teaching skills.

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