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The psychology curriculum: how can it help young people thrive in a changing world? A networking event for everyone interested in supporting psychology education in Scotland’s schools & colleges

14 December 2018 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
This event is free and open to BPS members and the general public. Registration is required. See Pricing tab for more information.
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In this event the British Psychological Society aims to bring together organisations and individuals from a range of backgrounds and perspectives, who share an interest in supporting psychology education at pre-university level in Scotland.

This will be a rare opportunity for school teachers, college lecturers, students, university academics, and representatives of national education organisations to connect with each other and consider current issues and future developments.

Psychology is a popular subject in high demand not just in Scotland but in Europe, and globally. It offers young people the chance to develop valuable transferable skills and knowledge, including psychological literacy.

Dialogue amongst stakeholders, practitioners, researchers and experts is essential in the endeavour to ensure high quality curriculum, pedagogy and assessment in psychology, especially at this time of major change in Scottish education.

Technology & Innovation Centre
University of Strathclyde
99 George St
G1 1RD

Registration, Tea and coffee
Welcome & introduction to the event
Dr Beth Hannah, BPS Scotland Chair 
Keynote 1 - “Why study psychology at pre-university level?” 
Lenka Sokolová, Comenius University, Bratislava
Short talks and updates
A series of short talks on current issues facing pre-tertiary Psychology education.
Chair: Jason Bohan 
Refreshments and breakouts
Small groups discussion: the new National 5 & Higher (with discussion paper) Groups will then share plenary feedback.
Chair: Jonathan Firth 
Keynote 2 - “What can psychology bring to the school curriculum?” 
Nicky Hayes, psychology educator, author and BPS journal editor.
Concluding messages and next steps
Morag Williamson 
Close of event


The keynote speakers will be Dr Nicky Hayes, an experienced psychology educator, author and former BPS journal editor based in the northwest Highlands, and Mgr Lenka Sokolová, a psychology teacher, researcher and teacher educator from Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia. A number of contributors will also give short talks on topic areas related to the title theme.

Registration information

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Alternatively telephone during office hours on +44 (0) 116 252 9515 stating the name and date of the event.    


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