publication . Article . 2015

Effects of a six-session introductory psychology programme on Year 9 pupils' interest in psychology and approaches to learning

Norris, E; Chaves, TDA; Dunsmuir, S;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: British Psychological Society
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Psychology is a popular UK A-level, despite many pupils having no previous taught experience of it. Prior introduction to psychology teaching could help pupils make more informed choices to study it. This study evaluates a six-session introduction to psychology programme for 20 Year 9 pupils called ‘Myth-Busting the Brain’. A pre-/post-programme questionnaire investigated pupil interest towards future psychology study, interest in the programme and approaches to learning. There was no significant difference between timepoints in interest in psychology, nor the programme itself between pre-and post-programme assessment. Overall interest in psychology was signific...
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free text keywords: Widening participation; pre-university teaching; attitudes to psychology study., widening participation, pre-university teaching, attitudes to psychology study
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