1st July 2003

 

CONFERENCE FORUM FOR PSYCHOLOGY TEACHERS

 

Nearly 50 psychology teachers from around the region are spending two days at a conference at the University of Lincoln.

 

Members of the Trent and Yorkshire Forum for Teachers of Psychology are exchanging ideas and hearing about the latest developments in psychology teaching.

 

The two-day event, which is being staged today and tomorrow (Wednesday) at the university’s Brayford Pool campus, has attracted 48 teachers, including some from as far afield as Keighley, Peterborough and Halifax.

 

Among the subjects under discussions are:

 

·        representation of emotion in children’s drawings

·        children’s perceptions of dangerous substances

·        web-based and electronic resources for teachers

·        how to enjoy your OFSTED inspection

·        unravelling autism

 

Event organiser Brian Swallow will also tell delegates about the latest developments in the University of Lincoln’s Department of Psychology.

 

“We stage this annual event to encourage interaction between psychology teachers and to share best practice,” said Mr Swallow.

 

“But we are also keen to encourage sixth-formers to consider studying for a Psychology degree and we do take the opportunity to let local teachers know what’s happening at the University of Lincoln.”

 

The event is due to finish at 4.30pm tomorrow (Wednesday).

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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