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Psychology, Technology and the digital teacher/researcher

Wednesday 29th November 2017 at BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

This workshop will discuss best practice & approaches to using technology and social media to enhance the learning and research environments. Technology provides new and innovative ways of engaging with students and research. Across the country there are fantastic examples of innovated teaching practice. This workshop will allow step out of their silos and start working together to spread best practice.

Psychology Educators and Researchers are consistently faced with an ever changing technological landscape which has the potential to both challenge and innovate their respective fields of practice. Technology, including social media platforms are currently used by Psychology Lecturers, Teachers and Researchers to both enhance the learning environment and as a method for research data collection, analysis and dissemination. The aim of this CPD workshop is to showcase the applications of technology to the field of Psychology and share innovation and best practice amongst our members. During the day there will be a combination of talks by innovators, a PechaKucha session and interactive seminars. The workshop will facilitate networking with colleagues from different levels of education about techniques and activities you have developed. We hope everyone will leave the workshop with some great new ideas to help you to deliver exceptional lectures and classes and to explore new ways of engaging in research for both staff and students alike.

The workshop is aimed at anyone who is involved with or likely to be involved with teaching or research within the field of Psychology.

Learning outcomes and objectives:

  1. Awareness of innovative teaching practices using technology and online social media
  2. Increased understanding of the ethical challenges of the use of technology and social media specifically in relation to research data collection and analysis
  3. Creation of opportunities for the exchange of excellent practice in the field
  4. Explore the application of contemporary pedagogy techniques enhanced by technology
  5. Provide inspiration for further innovation in teaching and research

Please note, this event is credit/debit card payment only at the time of booking. If you need an invoice, please submit your booking form and contact us.

Registration fees can be found on the booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224506.


Wednesday 29th November 2017

Please note this is a draft agenda and subject to change

10:00Registration and refreshments
10:30Welcome and introduction - Dr Kevin Wilson-Smith
10:45Keynote 1: Ethical Issues in Internet Mediated Research – Dr Claire Hewson (BPS)
11:30Workshop 1: Top technological tips from a Psych Techs perspective - Laura Scurlock-Evans (University of Worcester)
12:15Lunch and networking, combined with DART-P AGM
13:30Keynote 2: Practical Design principles for developing online Psychology learning environments - (E-learning Technologists)
14:10Workshop 2: From irritating to Innovating: Incorporating mobile phones into the modern psychology classroom – Dr Paul Wilson (Queens University, Belfast)
14:40Keynote 3: 'From files to widgets: How to pimp a Psychology NGDLE - and why you should want to!' – Matt Jarvis
15:30Closing remarks and discussion – Dr Kevin Wilson-Smith
15:50Conference close
16:00DART-P Committee Meeting
16:45DART-P Committee Meeting Close


BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

The British Psychological Society, 30 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4UE

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