PSY-30127 - Psychology in Education
Coordinator: Lucy A James Room: DH0.33 Tel: +44 1782 7 34263
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733736

Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2020/21

Psychology in Education is designed to develop students' understanding of psychological theory, research and practice in education. The sessions will introduce theories and research and then ask students to put this into practice in a variety of ways for a variety of audiences. The module will draw on authentic educational settings and practices to look at the ways in which psychology can be used to improve learning in children and young people.
By the end of the module, students will be able to apply their psychological knowledge in a practical way to enhance educational experiences.

The aim of the module is to introduce students to the application of psychology to education, covering theory, research and practice. The module also invites students to apply knowledge to real world situations which will help them to consider the real world impact of their studies.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

apply psychological theories and findings to real world situations which are provided to them: 1
evaluate theories and techniques to enhance experiences of learning and teaching: 1
design a real world intervention grounded in psychological theories and findings: 1
identify and select appropriate and relevant information from the research literature: 1

Study hours

Classes will involve a 1 hour lecture and 1 hour interactive session to be held once a week. This makes a total of 24 hours
Independent study will involve reading around each lecture and preparing for the essay assessment.
24 hours reading around the lectures.
102 hours preparing for and producing the essay.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 100%
3000-word problem-based essay
The assessment takes the form of a problem-based essay where students will be asked to apply psychology to an educational problem which will be provided in the brief. They will need to justify why it is important to intervene and justify the nature of their intervention using relevant literature. The word count will be 3000 words and they will be supported to develop appropriate skills relate to the assessment in the taught sessions.