Teachers helping teachers – the benefits of developing an online network

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As Psychology Subject Officer for WJEC Eduqas, an important part of my role is to support the teachers who are teaching my specifications. I do this in a variety of ways: offering face-to-face CPD; answering emails and phone calls; developing resources for the classroom etc. However, a British Psychological Society (BPS) survey of psychology teachers, […]

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Publishing the whole Kit and Kerboodle (or three things I’ve realised about digital resources)

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Over the last two-and-a-half years, I have been the lead editor for Oxford’s The Complete Companions for AQA Psychology Kerboodle . As we launch the remaining resources for the Year 2 options this month, I thought now would be a fitting time to share three particular things we’ve learned. Trialling with teachers is the way forward Back in the spring of 2014, […]

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Student presentations: why they’re vital and how to build them into your SoW

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Some students relish the opportunity to hold forth to a captive audience, whereas others may be more reticent or suffer from serious performance anxiety. Either way, I think all students should be encouraged to give regular presentations in their A Level lessons. Why? Giving presentations is an essential life skill that our students will need […]

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