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Williams, Gareth J.; Emerson, Anne; Larkin, Rebecca F.; Norman, Christine – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
Teaching academic writing skills in a way that engages students in deep learning is difficult and there is a risk of encouraging surface learning approaches. Moreover, linking the experience of the research process to understanding the provenance of research studies is difficult for students as they tend to experience research, referencing,…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Research Skills, Learning Activities, Writing Skills
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Standing, Lionel G.; Grenier, Manuel; Lane, Erica A.; Roberts, Meigan S.; Sykes, Sarah J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
It is suggested that replication projects may be valuable in teaching research methods, and also address the current need in psychology for more independent verification of published studies. Their use in an undergraduate methods course is described, involving student teams who performed direct replications of four well-known experiments, yielding…
Descriptors: Replication (Evaluation), Research Methodology, Methods Courses, Psychology
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Watt, Sal; Wakefield, Caroline – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
Photo elicitation theoretically located under Creative Analytic Practice was set as an assessment on a taught postgraduate programme. In groups of three to four, 30 students acted as both researcher and participant. Group topics were self-selected, each member took five photographs that group members reflected on. Topics chosen were varied and…
Descriptors: Psychology, Visual Aids, Teaching Methods, Graduate Students
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Reddy, Peter; Hammond, Jennifer; Lewandowska, Anna; Trapp, Annie; Marques, J. Frederico – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
To investigate innovation in psychology teaching in European Union (EU) higher education, Europlat partners were surveyed and 43 replies were received from 30 countries. Estimated use of e-learning and other technologies including e-books and journals, virtual learning environments, lecture recording, plagiarism detection, laboratory simulation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Psychology, Technology Uses in Education
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Bereznicki, Hannah; Sutherland-Smith, Wendy; Horwood, Sharon – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
Much of the burden of undergraduate teaching in Australian higher education institutions falls to sessional staff and postgraduate students. These members of staff assume high teaching loads and administrative management responsibilities. This paper explores the perspectives of two female academics in the unique position of being the subject…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Professional Identity
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Rahman, Reece O.; Zeglin, Robert J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
Many undergraduate psychology students eventually choose a career providing clinical mental health services. A background in abnormal psychology (psychopathology) is helpful and requisite in these graduate academic and future professional venues. The creativity needed to adequately teach the complex material covered in most abnormal psychology…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Instructional Materials
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Jackson, Emma J.; Davies, Emma. L. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
Following the success of last year's teaching and career development workshop, this year's DART-P sponsored workshop at the Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG) Annual Conference held at Lancaster University focused on postgraduate's experiences of teaching research methods. This article provides a review of the invited speakers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Withey, Lisa; Fox, Claire L.; Hartley, James – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
This research sought to explore undergraduates' experiences of non-completion and re-uptake, with a particular focus on coping strategies. Five undergraduate students who had left the university system and then re-entered it took part in semi-structured interviews about their feelings and experiences in this context, and these were then analysed…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Withdrawal (Education), Transfer Students, Reentry Students
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Davies, Emma L.; Jackson, Emma J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
Gaining teaching experience is an important aspect of being a psychology postgraduate. We undertook an online survey of 140 postgraduates from 50 UK institutions to explore their experiences of teaching with a focus on research methods in order to inform training and workshop provision. Of the sample, 91 per cent were involved in some type of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Psychology, Teaching Methods
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Norton, Lin – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
It is just over 12 years since "Psychology Teaching Review"'s first Special Issue on action research psychology. In the guest editorial for that issue Lin Norton suggested that pedagogical action research can be controversial, and that for some academic psychologists it appears to be more than curriculum development rather than…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Needs, Psychology, Relevance (Education)
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Cormack, Sophie; Bourne, Victoria; Deuker, Charmaine; Norton, Lin; O'Siochcru, Cathal; Watling, Rosamond – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
Psychology lecturers are well-qualified to carry out action research which would contribute to the theoretical understanding of learning as well as having practical benefits for students. Pedagogical action research demonstrates how knowledge of psychology can be applied to solve practical problems, providing role models of psychological literacy…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Research, Action Research, Psychology
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Hartley, James – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
This short paper describes the author's experiences of publishing with undergraduates for more than 40 years: it discusses the advantages and disadvantages for staff and students.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Writing for Publication, Psychology, Student Research
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Lintern, Fiona; Davies, Jamie; McGinty, Andrew; Fisher, Jeannine – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
The first cohort of a new MSc programme is due to complete the course in August 2014. During the three-year online course students conduct several pieces of action research in their classrooms. There is little research specifically related to classroom practice in the pre-tertiary psychology classroom. The following describes the rationale and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Psychology, Teaching Methods, Masters Programs
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Banyard, Philip; Duffy, Karen – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
Psychology is a popular choice for UK students in their secondary school curriculum. Policy makers and elite universities, however, express concern about the subject. The British Psychological Society (2013) commissioned a detailed study of the provision of school curricula in psychology and as part of this work a survey of students was conducted.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychology, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
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Rosenkranz, Patrick; Fielden, Amy; Tzemou, Effy – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
Research methods teaching in psychology is pivotal in preparing students for the transition from student as learner to independent practitioner. We took an action research approach to re-design, implement and evaluate a module guiding students through a programmatic and pragmatic research cycle. These revisions allow students to experience how…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Psychology, Research Methodology, Action Research
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