This course is designed for all teachers of the new AS and A’ level AQA Psychology specifications who are looking for guidance on effective strategies to deliver mini-practicals to cover all topics of both specifications. Led by an enthusiastic, highly experienced and knowledgeable practitioner, Jean-Marc is a firm advocate of giving students practical experience of research methods, as the foundation for their learning. Raise your students’ performance in exams by getting the most out of mini-practicals. You will take part in a mock practical to experience the whole procedure from planning to reporting, with handy materials to take away. All aspects of research method requirements will be covered.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • There will be thorough coverage of the research methods aspects of all topics areas of the new linear specification
  • Take-away materials to help in preparing the delivery of practical sessions will be provided
  • A simplified procedure for guiding students through mini-practicals without vast amounts of preparation will be explained
  • Delegates will take part in a mock practical to experience the whole procedure from planning to reporting
  • All types of research studies will be covered: experiments, correlational studies, case studies, self-reports and observational studies
  • Delegates will develop an understanding of how to incorporate statistical testing to practical work where appropriate
  • How to get the best out of mini-practicals to raise students grades in the exams

 

COURSE DATE London, Monday 12 June 2017
WHO FOR?  Heads of Psychology
All teachers of AQA A level psychology
COURSE CODE 6800
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
INCLUDED
Detailed notes On-line materials
Powerpoint presentations CPD Certificate
 High quality training facilities Sit-down buffet lunch

 

1

10.00 – 10.30am: Mini-practicals: Why you should be doing them

  • Introduction to research methods requirements in the new linear AS and A’ level specifications
  • Exploration of how mini-practicals can be used to meet these requirements
  • Development of ideas of how to incorporate mini-practicals into your teaching
2

10.30 – 11.00am: A simplified procedure for guiding students through mini-practicals

  • Inspection of a standard range of materials that can be utilised in delivery and write up of mini practicals
  • How to implement these materials with students in the classroom
  • Take-away examples to be used with your own students back in the classroom
3

11.00 – 11.15am: Break

4

11.15 – 12.30pm: Hands on experience of incorporating Mini-practicals for AS and year 1 A’ level

  • Interactive look at how mini-practicals can be delivered for the first year content
  • Take part in a mock practical to experience the whole procedure from planning to reporting
  • Break down of the whole process with a detailed look at each stage
5

12.30 – 1.30pm: Lunch

6

1.30 – 2.45pm: Interactive look at how mini-practicals can cover all topic areas of the second year A’ level content

  • Explore all study types: Experiments, correlational studies, case studies, self-report and observational studies
  • Take away all materials used on the day
7

2.45 – 2.55pm: Break

8

2.55 – 3.45pm: Opportunities for further development and final top tips

  • Develop an understanding of how to incorporate statistical testing to practical work where appropriate
  • How to add consolidation exercises and exam type assessments to the process
  • An opportunity to ask any questions you may have

Jean-Marc Lawton

Jean-Marc Lawton is an experienced Senior A Level examiner and has over 20 years experience of teaching A Level psychology. He has also worked as a Head of Psychology in a large Sixth Form College in south west England. He is a prolific author of text books and revision guides for A Level Psychology and makes regular contributions to Psychology Review.