Embedding open and reproducible science into teaching: A bank of lesson plans and resources

Madeleine Pownall*, Flavio Azevedo, Alaa Aldoh, Mahmood Elsherif, Martin Vasilev, Charlotte Rebecca Pennington, Olly Robertson, Myrthe Vel Tromp, Meng Liu, Matthew C. Makel, Natasha Tongue, David Moreau, Ruth Horry, John Shaw, Loukia Tzavella, Ronan McGarrigle, Catherine Talbot, , Sam Parsons

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Recently, there has been a growing emphasis on embedding open and reproducible approaches into research. One essential step in accomplishing this larger goal is to embed such practices into undergraduate and postgraduate research training. However, this often requires substantial time and resources to implement. Also, while many pedagogical resources are regularly developed for this purpose, they are not often openly and actively shared with the wider community. The creation and public sharing of open educational resources is useful for educators who wish to embed open scholarship and reproducibility into their teaching and learning. In this article, we describe and openly share a bank of teaching resources and lesson plans on the broad topics of open scholarship, open science, replication, and reproducibility that can be integrated into taught courses, to support educators and instructors. These resources were created as part of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS) hackathon at the 2021 Annual Conference, and we detail this collaborative process in the article. By sharing these open pedagogical resources, we aim to reduce the labour required to develop and implement open scholarship content to further the open scholarship and open educational materials movement.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology
Early online date4 Jan 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Jan 2022

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© 2021, American Psychological Association. This paper is not the copy of record and may not exactly replicate the final, authoritative version of the article. Please do not copy or cite without authors' permission. The final article will be available, upon publication, via its DOI: 10.1037/stl0000307


  • open educational resources
  • open science
  • open scholarship
  • pedagogy
  • reproducibility


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