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Teaching Psychology in Scottish Schools and Colleges - The Future
Thu 1 June 2017, 13:00 – 16:30 BST
What is the aim of this event and who is it for?
The British Psychological Society has planned this event to bring together organisations and individuals from a range of backgrounds and perspectives, who are interested in Psychology education in Scotland. It will be a unique opportunity for all interested parties – teachers, students, university academics, representatives of national education organisations - to connect with each other and consider current issues and future developments.
Why is this event being held, and why now?
In schools and colleges across Scotland and other countries, Psychology is a popular subject in high demand. Rightly so, as it is an inherently interesting subject for study which offers young people a valuable set of skills and knowledge. It is a subject which embodies the principles of Curriculum for Excellence. Major changes in Scottish education are currently influencing the development of Psychology, so now is a good time to discuss its future.
The event programme
- keynote presentation by Joe Walker, Senior Education Officer, Education Scotland
- short talks by practitioners and experts in Psychology education, from organisations including the Scottish Qualifications Authority, the Association for the Teaching of Psychology Scotland, and Strathclyde University School of Education
- roundtable discussion of key issues such as curriculum, teacher education and CPD, transition to HE
This programme is designed to be inclusive and participative, engaging all delegates in discussion and debate. A further aim is that, from this event, a broad network or coalition of interested parties may emerge, that will collaboratively support psychology education into the future.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The Royal Over-seas League is conveniently located on Edinburgh's Princes Street. This is a short 5-10 minute walk away from Edinburgh Waverley train station and also accessible by several Lothian bus routes.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?