Extends the students’ understanding of the relationship between psychological theory and practice through a combination of invited professional speakers, self-directed research and collaborative sharing of knowledge. Students will gain further understanding of ethical principles involved in research practice through structured participation in research being conducted within the School of Psychology.
This unit will involve a number of educational experiences designed to meet its aims and objectives:
Guest speakers from professional practice:
A series of guest speakers will present to the students, and be available for Q&A sessions relating to their professional activities. 'Debriefing' sessions will allow students and staff to discuss issues raised by consideration of this material.
Psychology career project:
Students will develop their knowledge of particular psychological careers through a project in which they research the formal and informal requirements for participation in some specified career, describe the employment opportunities available, and discuss the relationship between that career and the scientific basis of psychology.
Students will share the information developed in the career project with the rest of the group through an electronic conference. Each student will prepare a single-slide PowerPoint poster which will be displayed in an electronic poster session within Blackboard. Students will give a brief (2 minute) oral presentation regarding their material.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Describe a variety of contexts in which professional psychology is conducted||Lifelong learning|
|2||present information orally, as would be required in either professional practice or academic meetings||Communication and social skills|
|3||present information in poster format, as would be required in professional practice or academic meetings||Communication and social skills|
|4||frame their own career aspirations in a global citizenship context||Cultural competence|
|5||gain rudimentary knowledge of ethical considerations in the conduct of psychological research||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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