Teaching and Learning

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.
The Society's popular Psychology4Students event takes place today at the Mercure Hotel in Sheffield.
The internet has changed the way we do many things. Tasks that little over a decade ago would have involved dozens of phone calls or a trip to the library, can now be completed in a heartbeat.
What happens to us as we accrue knowledge and experience, as we become experts in a field? Competence follows. Effortlessness follows. But certain downsides can follow too.
‘It’s an important time for serious research on play’, said Dr David Whitebread, launching the Play in Education Development and Learning Centre at the University of Cambridge.
An investigation into how to train teachers to tackle poor pupil behaviour is to be expanded to cover the use of mobile phones.
How to prevent gender stereotyping of school subjects is one of the topics being discussed at the Opening Doors conference being held in London today (20 October).
The Society's popular Psychology4Students event takes place today at Kensington Town Hall in London. Young people attending the event will have the opportunity to attend lectures by professors from some of the UK's top universities, all of whom have been selected to appeal to the next generation of psychologists. 
Psychology remains the fourth most popular A-level subject in England as exam candidates increased by 2000 (4 per cent) this year from 54,818 to 57,014 students.   
Sexist behaviour is a way some men use to signal they are "one of the lads", mistakenly assuming that the lads are more sexist than they really are.
Children and adults with dyslexia have a specific learning difficulty that mainly affects the development of their literacy and language-related skills.
There is probably nothing more fun than making a baby or toddler laugh. And now there's news that it could even help with learning – the toddlers' not the adults'.
Closing the Gap - Educational Psychologists as Agents of Change
As tens of thousands of children and teenagers flooded into Birmingham’s NEC for the Big Bang science fair, the BPS and representatives from several universities were on hand to inspire an interest in psychology.
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