I-Chant Chiang

Director, CID

Curriculum and Instruction Division

I-Chant Chiang

Director, CID

Curriculum and Instruction Division

Biography

Dysgu dw’i. When I learned Welsh, I discovered this sentence means both “I teach” and “I learn”.  Because of my background in psycholinguistics, I am inspired by this unwillingness of the Welsh language to separate the twinned concepts of teaching and learning.  My fascination with language started during my undergraduate career at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I earned a BA in English and a BS in Psychology.  After completing my PhD in psychology at Stanford University, I became a professor of psychology and taught in a variety of classroom settings at Aberystwyth University and Quest University Canada, adjusting my pedagogy to meet the demands and opportunities of large lectures, the block system, face-to-face, online, undergraduate or graduate students.  I taught classes not only in psychology but also statistics, political science, rhetoric, and Asian-American studies; I learn every time I teach.  In my capacity as director of the Curriculum and Instruction Division at CEE, I lead the team that supports the pedagogical development across the university.  My recent research in self-determination theory explores the impact of grades on motivation in university students, which combines some of my scholarly and pedagogical interests with what we do at CEE.  I am excited to hear your stories of how you dysgu.

Yasué, M., Chiang, I.A., Chamberlin, K. (2019). A priming experiment on the effects of letter grades and autonomy-support on motivationThe Asian Conference on Education 2019: Official Conference Proceedings.

Chamberlin, K., Yasué, M., Chiang, I.A. (2018). The impact of grades on student motivationActive learning in higher education.

Chiang, I.A. (2017). Innovation through risk takingIndependent School.

Krosnick, J.A., Chiang, I.A., Stark, T.H. (Eds.). (2016). Political psychology: New explorations. London: Psychology Press.

Price, P.C., Jhangiani, R.S., & Chiang, I.A. (2015). Research methods in psychology (2nd Canadian ed.). Vancouver, BC: Author.