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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Introduces the students to 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 a better understanding of their own values and strengths in the context of career planning and will develop insights and strategies for career and self-management. Social and emotional competencies are introduced.

Unit content

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 as well as of themselves 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.

E-Conference:

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.

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1describe a variety of contexts in which professional psychology is conductedLifelong learning
2present information orally, as would be required in either professional practice or academic meetingsCommunication and social skills
3present information in poster format, as would be required in professional practice or academic meetingsCommunication and social skills
4frame their own career aspirations in a global citizenship contextCultural competence
5demonstrate insight into the impact of social and emotional competencies to achieve career success.Communication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe a variety of contexts in which professional psychology is conducted
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. present information orally, as would be required in either professional practice or academic meetings
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. present information in poster format, as would be required in professional practice or academic meetings
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. frame their own career aspirations in a global citizenship context
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. demonstrate insight into the impact of social and emotional competencies to achieve career success.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 90 minutes (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
ReportSR
PosterSR
Reflective writingSR

Teaching method
Lecture online 90 minutes (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
ReportSR
PosterSR
Reflective writingSR

Teaching method
Lecture online 90 minutes (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
ReportSR
PosterSR
Reflective writingSR
Notice

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