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Holliman, Andrew J.; Hulme, Julie; Wilson-Smith, Kevin – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
The Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology (DARTP) hosted a symposium at the British Psychological Society's Annual Conference 2018, at which the concepts of transition and adaptability were explored within the context of higher and pre-tertiary education and in academic organisational contexts. The talks and discussions…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), College Students, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Leadbetter, Peter; Bussu, Anna; Richards, Michael – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
Outdoor learning experiences in Higher Education (HE) provide students with the opportunity for emotional development, cognitive development and learning. Despite this, the literature exploring the impact of emotive outdoor learning experiences on students' development and learning is scarce. The aim of this paper is to present an overview of the…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Emotional Development, Cognitive Development, Historic Sites
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Willard, Eleanor – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
This short report will outline a remote work experience scheme that has successfully been running for three years in the psychology group within the Leeds School of Social Sciences. It is designed to aid transition to university for pre-tertiary students by introducing them to undergraduate literacy skills and making their expectations of…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, Psychology, Undergraduate Study, College Preparation
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Sheriston, Lee; Holliman, Andrew J.; Payne, Alice – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
Adaptability refers to an individual's cognitive, behavioural, and emotional adjustment in the face of novel, changing, or uncertain situations. A growing literature has demonstrated the influence of adaptability on students' academic outcomes at primary, secondary level, and more recently, tertiary levels; however, its influence on students'…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Adjustment, Psychology, Outcomes of Education
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Geiss, Paul Georg – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
Psychological literacy has become a key concept for the teaching and learning of psychology in higher education and is a laudable goal of pre-tertiary psychology education. The widely used definition of McGovern and his colleagues enables a subject-specific contribution to liberal education. Nevertheless, this definition also includes general…
Descriptors: Psychology, Knowledge Level, Higher Education, Secondary Education
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Becker, Sue; Johnson, Darren; Britton, Paul – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
This paper presents a model of the challenges facing undergraduates transitioning to taught postgraduate studies developed from a grounded theory analysis of interviews with current and prospective taught postgraduates from a range of psychology programmes. The model reveals the importance of the visibility of current and recently taught…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Graduate Study, Psychology, Decision Making
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Zammit, Maria; Willard, Eleanor – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
This article outlines the design of a module introducing Developmental Psychology to distance learners undertaking a two-year part-time BPS accredited MSc Psychology (Conversion) degree. The module was redesigned to accommodate increased student numbers. Online learners differ significantly from those in face-to-face learning environments, in…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Foreign Countries
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Curson, Sally; Wilson-Smith, Kevin; Holliman, Andrew J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
The transition from primary to secondary school has long been recognised as one of the most challenging in a child's education. Whilst most children ultimately make this transition successfully, it can nevertheless be an anxious time for the majority of children. For a minority, this may lead to high levels of anxiety that can have long-term…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Student Adjustment, Family Role
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Elbulok-Charcape, Milushka; Grandoit, Evan; Berman, Lorin; Fogel, Joshua; Fink, Lauren; Rabin, Laura – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
Peer tutoring is an effective method of improving undergraduate students' academic performance, especially for those at-risk for poor grades. Peer tutoring has seldom been explored in undergraduate statistics, a difficult but required course for many college majors. The current study investigated the benefits of peer tutoring for 180…
Descriptors: Student Improvement, Undergraduate Students, At Risk Students, Peer Teaching
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Modiano, Yosefa; Bonanome, Marianna – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
Psychology ranks fourth on the list of most common undergraduate majors and is increasing in popularity (McFarland, 2018). The most recent American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines for the undergraduate psychology major list scientific inquiry among its most important goals. In order to demonstrate literacy in psychological science, the…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Majors (Students), Statistics
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Nel, Pieter W.; Nolte, Lizette – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
Training clinical psychologists to be able to work with those who will use their services in ways that are not 'othering' or stigmatising and that facilitate a safe, compassionate and accepting place from where psychological therapy can be undertaken, is an essential task for trainers. Although simulation training is widely used in some healthcare…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Clinical Psychology, Simulation, Foreign Countries
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Stiles-Smith, Benita; Isler, Nadine; Kennedy, Barbara; Beckett, Jenni – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
Internships for psychologists are intended to provide grounding and training for practice in the field. We posit that this, though certainly bringing focused attention to content and competencies, is best completed within collaborative working relationships intentionally nurtured between educational and practice settings on behalf of the intern to…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Psychology, Psychologists, Partnerships in Education
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Sprecher, Eva A. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
This paper has been developed from a practical oral presentation given by the author as a bursary winner at the second annual DART-P Conference which took place at the University of Cardiff in June 2019. Objectives: The aim of this paper is to share practical strategies for teaching techniques, that are common to the school classroom, adapted to…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Taxonomy, College Instruction, Individualized Instruction
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Bebermeier, Sarah; Kerkhoff, Denise – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
The Etherpad is an open source online editor providing the possibility for collaborative writing and discussions in real-time via a shared link. Previous research has shown that the use of technology in higher education can be effective and that online editors can facilitate collaborative learning. This article outlines the use of the Etherpad in…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Collaborative Writing, Editing, Technology Uses in Education
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Mawtus, Bridget; Rodriguez-Cuadrado, Sara; Ludke, Karen M.; Nicolson, Roderick I. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
It is becoming clear that in the 21st century, a focus on skill development in education is necessary to complement the curriculum, particularly with regards to creative problem solving. The emerging Pedagogy of Play seems to provide a framework to facilitate this but is not easily applicable in the mainstream UK due to difficulties in empowering…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Adolescents
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