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Psychology Teaching Review Vol 18 No 2 Autumn 2012

Psychology Teaching Review Vol 18 No 2 Autumn 2012

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Psychology Teaching Review encourages research on teaching and learning in psychology, to serve as a vehicle for the sharing of good practice, and to improve the teaching of psychology at all levels. It carries articles on any aspects of teaching and learning in psychology, particularly those with a strong theoretical underpinning.

This edition is a Special Issue on the HEA STEM Conference.




Jacqui Taylor

HEA STEM Conference

The science of enhanced student engagement and employability: Introducing the psychology stream of the inaugural HEA STEM Conference
Julie Hulme, Jacqui Taylor, Mark N.O. Davies & Peter Banister

Animal behaviour fieldwork: Introducing psychology students to the process of science
Thomas E. Dickins & Peter Donovan

A comparative analysis of students' satisfaction with teaching on STEM vs. non-STEM programmes
Chris Pawson

Stress, positive psychology and the National Student Survey
Chris Gibbons

Reframing perceptions of the lecture from challenges to opportunities: Embedding active learning and formative assessment into the teaching of large classes
Naomi Winstone & Lynne Millward

Helping students succeed through using reflective practice to enhance metacognition and create realistic predictions
Carolyn Mair

The benefits of volunteering for psychology students
Rachel Bromnick, Ava Horowitz & Daniel Shepherd

The assessment of critical evaluation, leadership and reflection skills through participation in online discussions
Jacqui Taylor

The value of peers and support from scaffolding: Applying constructivist principles to the teaching of psychology
Naomi Winstone & Lynne Millward

Peer-assisted learning in research methods and statistics
Anna Stone, Claire Meade & Rosamond Watling

Individual Papers

Encouraging good writing practice in first-year psychology students: An intervention using Turnitin
Lucy R. Betts, Stephen J. Bostock, Tracey J. Elder & Mark Trueman

Developing a psychology undergraduate research community in a new university
Patricia Roberts, Candan Ertubey, Isabella McMurray & Ian Robertson

Evaluating psychology students' library skills and experiences
Steve Jones & Julie Allen

Do students who get low grades only in research methods need the same help as students who get low grades in all topics in psychology?
John A. Barry

An innovative approach to encouraging spiral learning for third-year undergraduates
Anne Emerson & Gareth J. Williams

Book Reviews
Liz Winter

Recent papers on teaching, learning, writing and assessment
James Hartley


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