The future of pedagogical action research in psychology

Cormack, Sophie and Bourne, Victoria and Deuker, Charmaine and Norton, Lin and O'Siochcru, Cathal and Watling, Rosamond (2014) The future of pedagogical action research in psychology. Psychology Teaching Review, 20 (2). pp. 93-107. ISSN 0965-948X

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Psychology lecturers are well-qualified to carry out action research which would contribute to the theoretical understanding of learning as well as having practical benefits for students. Pedagogical action research demonstrates how knowledge of psychology can be applied to solve practical problems, providing role models of psychological literacy to students, who can also beneficially be involved as participant researchers. Academics are urged to collect evidence to influence policy where higher education is facing new challenges, whether from changing economic conditions, technological developments, globalisation, student diversity, or greater expectations for personalised, engaging, and flexible learning. Five specific areas within the teaching of psychology are identified as offering rich opportunities for action research: study abroad; study skills for transition to university; engaging students with statistics; gamification; and teaching psychology to students from other disciplines. Readers are invited to join the authors in collaborating on future pedagogic action research in these areas

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Additional Information and Comments: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by The British Psychological Society in Psychology Teaching Review on [Winter 2014], available online:"
Keywords: Pedagogy; future of higher education; action research; teaching psychology; study abroad; transition to university; study skills; critical thinking; statistics anxiety; student engagement; gamification; open badges; psychological literacy
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Education Studies
Faculty of Education > Teacher Education
Depositing User: Philippa Williams
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2019 08:51
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 08:51

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