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The Psychology Teacher’s Handbook

Edited by Karen Duffy, Matt Jarvis

Routledge – 2014 – 176 pages

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Description

The Psychology Teacher’s Handbook is an indispensable introduction and source of ongoing support for all psychology teachers in the secondary school, both specialists and non-specialists alike.

Written by experts involved in the teaching, training and examination of psychology, it takes a straight forward, friendly approach as it guides you through all aspects of teaching psychology at GCSE and A Level, as part of the science curriculum, the IB and health and social care courses. Illustrated with case studies it is packed with practical information about where to find and how to choose the best resources for teaching, and links to helpful associations and websites that will support your delivery of psychology. Key topics covered include:

  • Understanding the curriculum
  • Promoting and defending your subject
  • Basic principles of effective teaching and learning
  • Using ICT to teach psychology
  • Differentiation and personalization
  • Practical suggestions for starters and plenaries
  • Teaching psychology beyond the classroom
  • Being inspected
  • Running a successful department r
  • Taking your career further - guidance for individual teachers planning personal CPD.

The Psychology Teacher’s Handbook is an essential guide that will help ensure all teachers are confident they can deliver the curriculum expertly.

Contents

Part 1 Philosophy & Purpose

1. Why students should study psychology - Matt Jarvis, Keele University

2. Psychology teaching: a perspective from Higher Education - Peter Banister, Manchester Met University

Part 2 The Psychology Curriculum

3. Choosing the right specification for you - Matt Jarvis, Keele University

4. Psychology in the Science Key Stage 3 curriculum Helen Bell, Hellsby High School

5. Psychology in Health & Social Care Karen Duffy & Louise Quinn, Manchester Met University

6. The International Baccalaureate Liz Winnard Keele University

7. The EP Matt Jarvis Keele University

Part 3: Pedagogy: Theory and practice

8. What makes effective teaching & learning? - Matt Jarvis, Keele University

9. Using ICT to teach psychology - Matt Jarvis, Keele University

10. Differentiation and personalisation - Matt Jarvis, Keele University

11. Starters & plenaries - Mike Griffin, Arthur Terry School

12. Enrichment activities - Craig Roberts, Edexcel

13. Role of the BPS - Kelly Auty BPS, Chief Education Advisor

14. Role of the ATP - Deb Gajic, ATP President

15. Being inspected as a psychology teacher - Janet Palmer, Ofsted

Part 4 Career & life-management

16. Initial teacher training for psychology teachers - Karen Duffy Manchester Met University

17. The induction process - Matt Jarvis, Keele University

18. A teacher's perspective on the NQT year - George Banister, Ashton Under Lyme 6th Form College

19. CPD for psychology teachers - Julie Hulme, Staffordshire University

20. Running a successful department - Priya Bradshaw, Thomas Aquinas College

21. Mentoring - Nick Stevens, Baccup & Rawtenstall Grammar

22. Stress management for psychology teachers - Matt Jarvis + Karen Duffy

Author Bio

Karen Duffy is Senior Lecturer in Education at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Matt Jarvis leads PGCE Psychology at Keele University and is a Senior A-Level Examiner.

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Description: Edited by Karen Duffy, Matt Jarvis. The Psychology Teacher’s Handbook is an indispensable introduction and source of ongoing support for all psychology teachers in the secondary school, both specialists and non-specialists alike. Written by experts involved in the teaching,...
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