Curriculum Review – School of Psychology

The next Student Success seminar “Undergraduate Curriculum Review – School of Psychology” will give an overview of the main findings of the review which sort to modernise and streamline the Undergraduate curriculum in the School of Psychology.

This seminar, delivered by Dr Libby Drury, will look at how Psychology aim to align with the School’s strategic vision and the overall mission of the University Plan 2015-20, to adapt to increasing UG student numbers and to make best use of the revised British Psychological Society’s accreditation system. Please circulate this invitation to colleagues.

This seminar will take place on:

  • Wednesday 11 April 2018, Canterbury Campus, Keynes College, Seminar Room 15, 13.00-14.00
  • Friday 13 April 2018, Medway Campus, Pilkington Building, Room 104, 13.00-14.00

31 members of the school took part in nine focus groups designed to elicit students’ and staff’s opinions of how to improve the curriculum. Qualitative data from the focus groups was analysed and the most frequently mentioned issues were grouped into eight themes, including 1) increased consistency 2) large, varied cohort teaching 3) core skills, 4) curriculum flow, 5) teaching delivery, 6) avoiding duplication, 7) meeting expectations and improving transferable skills, and 8) student engagement.  Data within each theme is presented in three sections; what works well, systematic issues and suggestions for improvement.

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A recording of the BTEC seminar and Prof Karen Cox’s Inspirational Speaker Talk can be found on the staff only section of the SSP website.