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Teaching Psychology in Scottish Schools and Colleges: the Future

01 June 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
This event is free and open to both BPS members and to the general public. Registration is required.
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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. 

For further information please see the programme tab.

Royal Over-Seas League,
100 Princes Street,

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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. And rightly so, as it is an inherently interesting subject for study which offers young people a valuable set of skills and knowledge, and 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.


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