...while keeping in mind that I’m not here primarily to teach but to pursue my own education, and that I’m working with limited resources.
Ideally, my students will be able to articulate their thoughts clearly (in spoken and written form) and distinguish between argument and statement of opinion—better yet, they will be able to do this without constant reference to me, but in response to one another. They should be able to comprehend and summarize the ideas put forth in a book/ article/ lecture/ film and use those ideas to answer questions I pose to them or they pose to one another and themselves.
Since it’s an Intro. to Psychology course, I also hope to present the material in such a way that they find it relevant and interesting and want to know more about psychology.