Cognition and development is (and has always been) one of my favourite areas of the A Level Spec. In this post I will share with you how I used pictures to teach, revise and assess learning of the theories of Piaget and Vygotsky. Using pictures to prompt recall and check understanding: I was recently teaching… Read More Piaget and Vygotsky in Pictures
Although there is no shortage of resources available for the teaching of many of the so-called “classics” in Social Psychology, such as Milgram’s obedience studies, I thought it was still worth blogging about an article In August 2015’s The Psychologist magazine entitled “Rhetoric and Resistance”. Stephen Gibson (Department of Psychology and Sport, York St John… Read More Milgram: Beyond the numbers…
There is no doubt that vexing vocab = struggling students. Many theories in Psychology appear riddled with new and complex terminology for often very abstract concepts. This can be hard for many students to cope with, particularly if they have struggled to decode language throughout their education. Bowlby’s Attachment Theory (AQA) is a good example of a… Read More Demystifying the Language of Bowlby (and other theories)
A revision stimulus for AS Attachments (Unit 1) A couple of days ago (at time of writing) @TimesEducation tweeted a post that would make a great stimulus for some broad revision of the AS (AQA spec A) topic of Attachment. @TimesEducation: “End of the road for childhood” as nurseries open all hours”. After Easter I… Read More Attachment: Timely topical revision
A classic Teacher’s Toolkit activity Quick on the draw is from, the now classic, (The) Teacher’s Toolkit (written by Paul Ginnis; Crown House Publishing, 2002). It is basically an activity where students are given questions, one at a time, to answer from a piece of text. Once they have answered the first question they must… Read More Can’t believe I’ve only just discovered Quick on the Draw!
ATP Today reviews apps for Psychology learning and teaching This post was inspired by an article in ATP Today (the Association of Teacher’s of Psychology members magazine; February 2013), written by Emma Weaver, which covered a top ten of iPad apps for the A Level Psychology classroom. The (free) app that caught my eye particularly was Voicethread,… Read More An iPad app for A Level Psychology
Joining the BPS Previously I have blogged about BPS resources, postings and publications and the benefit of joining the society for A Level students, especially those considering further study of Psychology. Recently, however, I discovered what I assume is a recent change to the membership eligibility criteria. A Level students cannot join as “Student Members”, as I… Read More BPS membership for A Level students: a correction and a starter