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  • 1. AS/A2 Psychology Teacher Courses London and Manchester November 2010 - March 2011 RS HE FI TEAC RST www.teachersfirst.org.uk There’s always something new to learn
  • 2. Welcome to Teachers First Welcome to the Teachers First programme of Psychology courses for 2010/11. We offer a programme of one-day courses and conferences that support the teaching and learning of Psychology using active learning methods through paper-based and technological approaches. The courses are specifically designed for all teachers, experienced as well as NQTs, who wish to develop their subject knowledge through our specialist days and for those looking for new strategies to stimulate and engage their students. These workshops are also suitable for graduates who are completing their training in a school environment under the school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) scheme. PGCE and final year students would also find our courses very helpful. We look forward to meeting you on one of our courses. Kind Regards, Christine Neary Chrisine Neary t Conference Director. AS/A2 Psychology Special Psychology Conference: An Audience with Simon Baron-Cohen and Jay Belsky AQA A AS/A2 Psychology: Teachers new to delivering the Psychology course – taking stock AQA (A) A2 Psychology: Teaching the A2 specification – moving on with Units 3 and 4 AQA (A) AS/A2 Psychology: The lessons from the June 2010 examinations and improving student outcomes. AQA (A) Psychology: OFSTED, New Specification and Effective Learning. OCR A2 Psychology : Preparing to teach Unit G543 the specialist choices Forensic Psychology & Health and Clinical Psychology OCR AS/A2 Psychology: Feedback on recent examination sessions with ideas for teaching aspects of the AS and A2 modules Edexcel AS/A2 Psychology: The lessons from June 2010 and implications for teaching the specification. CALLING ALL new teachers this is the one course you NEED RIGHT NOW!
  • 3. Special Psychology Conference: An Audience with Professor Simon Baron-Cohen and Professor Jay Belsky Guest Speakers Course Features Professor Simon Baron-Cohen (University of Cambridge, ARC) We are delighted to give all Psychology teachers the opportunity to enrich their delivery by attending this Professor Baron-Cohen has been awarded prizes from conference. The course will enable delegates to deepen the American Psychological Association, the British their understanding whilst addressing current aspects of Association for the Advancement of Science and the research taking place in the key areas of all the A level British Psychological Society for his research into autism. specifications. Teachers will have ample opportunity His current research is testing the extreme male brain to ask questions and discuss matters of interest with theory of autism at the neural, endocrine and genetic both speakers. In addition there will be a short session levels. He is an editor-in-chief of the online open access relating the day’s content to teaching. journal Molecular Autism. Professor Jay Belsky (Birkbeck College) Professor Jay Belsky is an internationally renowned Delegates will receive a file and/or CD expert on research related to early childhood and containing detailed notes of the course attachment, and the effects of day care, being a founding researcher on the NICHD Study of Child Care and Youth Development (US) and the National Evaluation of Sure Start (UK). Venue and date London, Thursday 10 March 2011 Tutor: Dr Simon Green Course fee £195 plus VAT Simon is a highly experienced Chief Examiner for a major awarding body and has been involved in the development of the new specification. He is a senior lecturer in Psychology at Birkbeck College, London and has been involved in writing many student textbooks. 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: Introduction to the day Dr Simon Green 10.20am: Developments in the study of Autism - Professor Simon Baron-Cohen 11.15am: Morning coffee 11.30am: An audience with Professor Simon Baron-Cohen 12.10pm: Workshop on including contemporary examples Relating classroom activities to research topics Dr Simon Green 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30pm: Explanations of attachment and applications to day care Professor Jay Belsky 2.30pm: Afternoon tea 2.50pm: An audience with Professor Jay Belsky 3.45pm: Day ends
  • 4. AQA (A) AS/A2 Psychology: Teachers new to delivering the Psychology course – taking stock Course features Tutor: Cara Flanagan This course is aimed at teachers new to AQA A psychology and who are now in the middle of their first year. Most of the day will focus on the demands of the The day will be led by Cara Flanagan. Cara was Reviser specification and the exam but there will also be time to for AQA (A) Psychology and continues to be involved in share good classroom ideas and build confidence. There examining. She has written several major and popular will be an opportunity to discuss strategies and the psychology textbooks, and has extensive experience experience of the delegates during this important time. of working with both teachers and students on small courses and large conferences. She taught for over 15 years in comprehensive schools. Delegates will receive a file and/or CD containing detailed notes of the course Venue and date London, Tuesday 3 February 2011 Course fee £195 plus VAT 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: The AS course Looking at the specific requirements of the six core areas Focus on a few key areas which are challenging to deliver Style of exam questions Some marking exercises AS Resources 11.15am: Morning coffee 11.30am: The A2 course The A2 course in summary Discussion of areas of difficulty Analysis of exam questions A2 Assessment: Marking essays A2 Resources 1.00am: Lunch 2.00pm: Special focus on How science works – research methods Understanding key concepts, such as validity and reliability and inferential statistics Bringing the abstract concepts to life – making them ‘real’ 2.50pm: Improving student performance What skills need to be taught? The list includes: AO1 and AO2 skills, note making, essay structure, précis, discussion Ideas for class work Creating independent, enthusiastic students Assessment for learning, homework and differentiation 3.45pm: Day ends
  • 5. AQA (A) A2 Psychology: Teaching the A2 specification – moving on with Units 3 and 4 Course features Tutor: Cara Flanagan This course will focus on the AQA (A) A2 specification and exam. As this is a new exam, the course will be suitable for all teachers – those who previously taught The day will be led by Cara Flanagan. Cara was Reviser AQA (A), those new to AQA (A) as well as those new to for AQA (A) Psychology and continues to be involved in teaching or new to teaching Psychology. Most of the day examining. She has written several major and popular will focus on the demands of the A2 specification and psychology textbooks, and has extensive experience the new exam but there will also be time to share good of working with both teachers and students on small classroom ideas and strategies. courses and large conferences. She taught for over 15 years in comprehensive schools. Delegates will receive a file and/or CD containing detailed notes of the course Venues and dates London, Thursday 2 December 2010 Manchester, Friday 3 December 2010 Course fee £195 plus VAT 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: The A2 course content: Unit 3 The A2 course in summary A detailed look at the contents of Unit 3- what is really involved in each subsection? Discussion section: Making choices How much do I have to teach? What is involved- AO1, AO2 and AO3 plus synopticity 11.30am: Morning coffee 11.45am: The A2 course content: Unit 4 Making choices-deciding which subsections to teach Research methods: what needs to be covered and ideas for delivery Planning the A2 year 1.00pm: Lunch 2.00pm: A2 assessment Style of exam questions A look at the new mark schemes Marking exercise 3.00pm: Delivering the A2 course What skills need to be taught? The list includes: AO1, AO2skills, synopticity, note making, essay structure, précis Considering assessment for learning, homework and differentiation Sharing ideas for lessons and delivery Resources for A2 and using the web 3.45pm: Day ends
  • 6. AQA (A) AS/A2 Psychology: The lessons from the June 2010 examinations and improving student outcomes Course features Tutor: Simon Green This intensive course is aimed at teachers of A Level Psychology delivering the AQA (A)Specification. The emphasis of the day will be the preparation of Simon is a highly experienced Chief Examiner for a candidates for the 2011 examinations by learning major awarding body and has been involved in the from the experiences and outcomes of the June development of the new specification. He is a senior 2010 examinations. The day will include discussions, lecturer in Psychology at Birkbeck College, London and workshops and group activities. Consequently, delegates has been involved in writing many student textbooks. will have the opportunity to discuss and share ideas about strategies for delivery of the course. Venues and dates London, Thursday 11 November 2010 Delegates will receive a file and/or CD Manchester, Tuesday 3 November 2010 containing detailed notes of the course Course fee £195 plus VAT 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: An overview of the 2010 AS examinations Assessment and general principles Delivering research methods 10.30am: Unit 1 PSYA1 Structure and assessment Topics that were well answered Developing skills for extended writing 11.00am: Morning coffee 11.15am: Unit 2 PSYA2 Topics that were well answered Common misconceptions 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30pm: An overview of the 2010 A2 examinations Unit 3: Topics in Psychology Topics that were well answered Mark schemes and marking exercises 2.30pm: Unit 4: Psychopathology, Psychology in action and Research Methods Areas that were well answered 3.15pm: Integrating HSW and delivering research methods at A2 Stretch and challenge 3.45pm: Day ends
  • 7. AQA (A) Psychology: OFSTED, New Specification and Effective Learning Course features Tutor: Ruth Hooper A-Level Psychology teachers have to get to grips with the new specification requirements, as well as cope with increasing demands from OFSTED to produce Ruth is an experienced psychology teacher and is Chair quality teaching and learning. This course is intended of Examiners for A level Psychology for a major awarding to focus on making sure that learning in your classroom body. She has been involved in the development of the meets the requirements of both AQA specifications and new A level specification and in the development of OFSTED and result in outstanding achievement for your resources to support the teaching of A level Psychology. students. She has worked in FE for 25 years managing the delivery AQA specification requirements AS and A2 OFSTED of Psychology and teacher training courses requirements Clear emphasis upon resources and practical activities for use in the classroom Outline and discussion of activities and materials Venue and date designed to develop London, Thursday 9 December 2010 •the skills of analysis, application, and evaluation required for exceptional performance in the Psychology Course fee £195 plus VAT A level •independent learning, differentiation, individual learning plans, assessment of and for learning, Delegates will receive a file and/or CD containing detailed notes of the course 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: OFSTED requirements- What are inspectors looking for? Good practice and excellence in Psychology teaching and learning Assessment for learning and using AQA enhanced results analysis 11.15am: Morning coffee 11.30am: AQA requirements- What are examiners looking for? AS level and A2 skills and content review. Identifying the topics and skills that students find difficult. Analysis of typical examination questions and sample responses 12.30am: Review of resources for developing skills of analysis and application for AS level 1.00pm: Lunch 2.00pm: Review of resources for developing A2 skills Using Issues and Debates Explanations and evaluation Developing clear lines of argument, encouraging elaboration and effective essay skills 2.45pm: Focus on Process - Delivering ‘outstanding’ lessons Differentiated learning’, student self assessment. and ILPs Practical strategies for teaching discussion skills Effective questioning and providing effective feedback Using IT in the classroom 3.45pm: Day ends
  • 8. OCR A2 Psychology: Preparing to teach Unit G543 the specialist choices Forensic Psychology & Health and Clinical Psychology Course features Tutors: Priya Bradshaw and The course has been specifically designed to look in Jeremy Hopper detail at two of the popular options within G543 as part of the new A2 specification. The day aims to give valuable advice and imaginative ideas for delivery. It will Priya is a highly experienced teacher and former recognise strategies for effective course management Principal Examiner for a major awarding body. She and motivational teaching, as well as preparing students is also Head of Psychology at a successful sixth form for their examination. It is suitable for NQTs and all those college. Jeremy is a highly experienced teacher working teachers planning and resourcing for these topic areas. in the successful Psychology department of a leading sixth form college. Delegates will receive a file and/or CD Venue and date containing detailed notes of the course London, Wednesday 17 November 2010 Course fee £195 plus VAT 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: The new assessment criteria and examination requirements Suggested course outline and teaching guidance 11.00am: Morning coffee 11.15am: Teaching Forensic Psychology Evaluation of psychological theories and evidence Informing understanding Resourcing Learning and teaching strategies 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30pm: Teaching Health and Clinical Psychology Keeping up-to-date with studies and evidence Informing understanding using the AS core studies 2.30pm: Afternoon tea 2.45pm: Revision for G544 Research Methods Teaching ideas and resources 3.45pm: Day ends
  • 9. OCR AS/A2 Psychology: Feedback on recent examination sessions with ideas for teaching aspects of the AS and A2 modules Course features Tutors: Sarah Byrne & Jan Bond This course has been designed to enable teachers to take stock of progress thus far with the new OCR specification. During the day there will be opportunities Sarah headed the Psychology Department of a large to discuss practical activities and strategies to engage comprehensive school in Staffordshire for over ten and motivate students. Time will be spent reviewing years and took the department effectively through the demands of the examination papers to promote three Ofsted inspections. She is a highly experienced effective learning. There will be also be opportunities to examiner, Team Leader and Principal examiner for share ideas for developing good practice and reflect on both GCSE and AS level Psychology and has extensive individual strengths and weaknesses. experience of working with both teachers and students at small and large conferences. Jan is a highly Delegates will receive a file and/or CD experienced teacher and Principal examiner for a major containing detailed notes of the course awarding body. She has extensive experience of working with both students and teachers Venues and dates Manchester, Tuesday 9 November 2010 London, Wednesday 10 November 2010 Course fee £195 plus VAT 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: A review of recent AS examination sessions 11.00am: Morning coffee 11.15am: Ideas for teaching aspects of the AS modules: Psychological Investigations The Core Studies Approaches and Perspectives 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30pm: A review of recent A2 examination sessions 2.30pm: Afternoon break 2.45pm: Ideas for teaching aspects of the A2 modules: Approaches and Perspectives Research Methods The Option Choices 3.45pm: Plenary 4.00pm: Day ends
  • 10. Edexcel AS/A2 Psychology: Lessons from June 2010 and implications for teaching the specification Course features Tutor: Peter Goodyer This course has been specifically designed for those teaching the specification for the first time as well as those currently delivering the Edexcel specification. Peter is currently Head of Department in a highly Emphasis will be placed on preparing students for the successful Psychology Department, which year on 2011 examinations by learning from the experiences and year produces significant results. He is an experienced outcomes of the first series of AS and A2 examinations. examiner for a major awarding body. He has a passion The aim is to provide an opportunity to share good for the subject; this enthusiasm is demonstrated in practice by focusing on practical classroom ideas and his buoyant teaching style. He has a particular interest skills. in Clinical Psychology and has practical experience of Much of the specification remains the same but there working in a Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. are some alterations, additions and omissions which need to be understood by teachers. The most significant transformation concerns the manner in which it will be examined; this will have a significant impact on teaching Venue and date strategies London, Tuesday 16 November 2010 Delegates will receive a file and/or CD Course fee £195 plus VAT containing detailed notes of the course 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: AS Specification: Troubleshooting Issues learnt from the first year Changes to assessment, achieving success using bands/levels in marking The structure of the AS year – how to introduce the course and order of delivery 11.00am: Morning coffee 11.15am: The new AS exam: New skills What changes to the AS exam papers have come about with the specification change? The impact of HSW .Study sample papers and mark schemes. The Key Issue and Short Practical. 12.30pm: Lunch 2.00pm: The new A2 specification: Understanding the course requirements Deconstructing the specification; identifying the implications of specification changes to our grassroots teaching. We will look closely at the skills and topics being taught with the implications for lesson planning and schemes of work. The A2 exam: New skills What changes to the exam papers have come about with the specification change? Study sample papers and mark schemes. Question setting exercise based on the new specification and what should constitute a model answer. 3.45pm: Day ends
  • 11. CALLING ALL new teachers this is the one course you NEED RIGHT NOW! Course features Tutor: Karl Turner •To explore the essential “do’s and don’ts” of effective classroom and behaviour management •To ensure you know how to have a successful and Karl Turner has taught for 28 years in state secondary positive Induction Year schools. He is now an Educational Consultant delivering •To describe how to create an excellent climate for high quality conferences and INSET focusing primarily learning in your lessons on supporting colleagues in developing effective •To explain the characteristics of highly effective lessons teaching strategies for teachers and successful learning in any subject opportunities for children. He has written for the TES •To discuss OFSTED’s / ESTYN’s, parents’ and students’ and other professional journals and has written, directed views on effective teachers and schools and performed in commercially produced teacher •To offer strategies for integrating assessment for training videos. Karl has lectured to PGCE students and learning into lessons has been a senior school mentor to more than 70 NQTs over the past 6 years. All have passed their Induction period. Delegates will receive a file and/or CD containing detailed notes of the course Venues and dates Course fee £195 plus VAT London, Thursday 11 November 2010 Manchester, Thursday 4 November 2010 9.45am: Registration and coffee 10.00am: How to ensure your Induction Year is successful and positive Roles, responsibilities and rights of everyone involved with Induction Ensuring lesson observations show you in your best light Preparing for review and assessment meetings Proving that you are meeting the Induction Standards 11.00am: Morning coffee 11.15am: Session 2 – ‘Getting the buggers to behave!’ Why do pupils behave badly? How your behaviours affect the students’ behaviour How to manage your voice and your body language to improve interactions with students’. 25 classic behaviour modification strategies that will work Analysis of video clips of effective and ineffective teacher behaviour when trying to deal with some of the common confrontations teachers experience How to avoid / deal with some common behavioural issues Practical tips and hints that are proven to work 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30pm: Session 3 – Creating an excellent climate for learning How do I achieve invisible classroom management? How to make your lessons more effective, in any subject How do I …? Strategies for dealing with some common classroom management problems 2.30pm: OFSTED’s, parents’ and students’ views about good lessons and good schools Integrating assessment for learning into your classroom practices Identifying effective teaching – video analysis of 2 experienced practitioners in action in the classroom What you can do differently tomorrow to make a difference 3.45pm: Day ends
  • 12. Teacher Day Booking Form )0844 800 5292 20844 800 5295 8bookings@teachersfirst.org.uk Or return the booking form to us at the address given below. We will then confirm your booking and issue an invoice. Payment is required 2 weeks before the date of the workshop. Course details will be sent out to you about 10 days before the course, after the receipt of payment. Please telephone us if you have not received them by this time. Further information on this and other events can be found on our website www.teachersfirst.org.uk Teacher Courses Venue Date Course fee per Number of head (plus VAT) places required Special Psychology Conference: An Audience with London 10/03/11 £195 Professor Simon Baron-Cohen and Professor Jay Belsky AQA A AS/A2 Psychology: Teachers new to delivering London 03/02/11 £195 the Psychology course – taking stock London 02/12/10 £195 AQA (A) A2 Psychology: Teaching the A2 specification – moving on with Units 3 and 4 Manchester 03/12/10 £195 London 11/11/10 £195 AQA (A) AS/A2 Psychology: The lessons from the June 2010 examinations and improving student outcomes Manchester 03/11/10 £195 AQA (A) Psychology: OFSTED, New Specification and London 09/12/10 £195 Effective Learning. OCR A2 Psychology: Preparing to teach Unit G543 the specialist choices Forensic Psychology & Health and London 17/11/10 £195 Clinical Psychology OCR AS/A2 Psychology: Feedback on recent London 10/11/10 £195 examination sessions with ideas for teaching aspects of the AS and A2 modules Manchester 09/11/10 £195 Edexcel AS/A2 Psychology: The lessons from June London 16/11/10 £195 2010 and implications for teaching the specification London 11/11/10 £195 CALLING ALL new teachers this is the one course you NEED RIGHT NOW! Manchester 04/11/10 £195 Delegate School / College Address & Postcode RS Telephone Mobile HE FI TEAC Office e-mail address RST Delegate e-mail address Please return to: There’s always something Teachers First LLP, PO Box 659, Stockport, SK2 7WF. new to learn Teachers First reserves the right to amend the programme where circumstances dictate.