Teaching and Learning

The British Psychological Society 2016 Annual Conference takes place in Nottingham over the next three days (26 - 28 April). 
If you've got some revision to do, get yourself a sketch pad and start drawing out the words or concepts that you want to remember.
When we're asked how much we understand the workings of everyday things like vacuum cleaners or computer printers, most of us massively overestimate our knowledge.
The fifth PsychCrunch podcast from the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest explores whether psychology can help us learn a new language.
The current round of the BPS Research Board's Postdoctoral Conference Bursary Scheme to support the work of psychology postdoctoral researchers and lecturers will close on Friday 1 April 2016.
Babies' first motor skills – how early they learn to reach for things and explore them – are related to their later abilities, both motor skills (such as crawling and walking) and skills in other domains, such as their vocabulary.
A free one-day event for postgraduate students and early career researchers hosted by the BPS and Senate House Library takes place today in London.
Dr Amanda Wood, a Chartered Psychologist, has been awarded funding to visit the USA to research the provision of psychological support for military families, both serving and beyond, and in particular children.
A free BPS public seminar discussing psychology and the quest for a science of religion in the late 19th and early 20th centuries will be held on Monday (29 February 2016) in London from 6 - 7:30pm.
Only a few weeks remain to apply for the BPS 2016 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Scheme.
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has published a revised version of its framework for research ethics. The framework sets out what it considers to be good practice in social science research.
A new paper discussed on our Research Digest blog has reviewed all the published evidence on how personality varies with students' choice of acad
The keynote speakers for the 2016 BPS Supervision Conference being held on the 27 April in Nottingham have been announced.
A free BPS public seminar exploring the relationship between kinaesthesia - the sensation by which bodily position, weight, muscle tension, and movement are perceived - and avant garde artists will be held tonight (1 February 2016) in London from 6-7:30pm.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 BPS Presidents' Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge.
Psychologists are coming to realise that it's not just people's abilities that are important in life but their beliefs about their abilities.
The BPS Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) is holding its Annual Conference in London from 6-8 January under the title ‘Towards an inclus
A study of over 2000 intermediate school students in New Zealand has revealed surprising differences in their levels of self-belief and goal setting, depending on their cultural background.
A new monograph published by the British Journal of Educational Psychology (BJEP) published today brings together evidence from psychological research to consider the nature and practice of learning beyond the classroom.
This week has continued to be fantastic.
A government Green Paper on teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice met with a fairly negative reaction from the academic community on its release last month.
A new report released by the Institute of Physics, supported by the Government Equalities Office, offers guidance to schools that want to improve the accessibility of heavily gendered subjects for all students.
Today marks the launch of the British Psychological Society's 2016 Professional Development Directory.
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