New Specification: Sperry’s Split Brain Research

Now that the A Level Psychology specifications for September 2015 are approved and published, I thought I’d focus my blogging attention on the near future. Prize winning research The brand new AQA specification features a number of new areas including hemispheric lateralisation and split brain research (AQA A Level; 4.2.2 Biopsychology). This week on Twitter I… Read More New Specification: Sperry’s Split Brain Research

Demystifying the Language of Bowlby (and other theories)

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)

Can’t believe I’ve only just discovered Quick on the Draw!

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!