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Innovative Teaching

Forget boring. Our faculty bring something extra when it comes to the classroom — virtual or not.

From social media assignments in psychology to DIY crime scenes in forensic science, our faculty constantly find unique methods to engage, excite and educate the students in the College of Humanities and Sciences. Learn more about some of the ways our faculty do just that below.

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A VCU class on contemplative practices offers important lessons on how to be present
“Sociology of Contemplative Practices” draws on techniques from across the globe, and helps students calm their minds.
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Sociology jumps off the page
Four faculty members in the Department of Sociology share creative ways their students engage with their course material.
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Getting students to love psychology
Shawn Jones, Ph.D., brings a lighthearted approach paired with pop culture knowledge and an open communication style to his Psych 101 classes.
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Going virtual: Crime scene reconstruction and lab techniques
How do you transform labs meant for in-person instruction into successful virtual experiences? With lots of creativity and a heavy dose of technology.
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Connection and inclusion in the (virtual) classroom
Music, coffee hours and a variety of learning activities are a few of Ching-Yu Huang’s strategies for success in the digital space.
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