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British Journal of Education

The role of competence beliefs in teaching and learning

The 2015 British Psychological Society, Psychology of Education Section, Annual Conference is being jointly hosted in 2015 with the British Journal of Educational Psychology.

Friday 23rd October - Saturday 24th October 2015 at Jury’s Inn, Liverpool

The 2015 British Psychological Society, Psychology of Education Section, Annual Conference is being jointly hosted in 2015 with the British Journal of Educational Psychology. The conference theme is focusing on the role of competence beliefs in teaching and learning. We are delighted to announce four international keynote speakers for this event who are acknowledged experts in this field: Professor Mimi Bong (Korea University), Professor Reinhard Pekrun (Munich University), Professor Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia (Michigan State University) and Professor Andrew Martin (University of New South Wales), who will present the 35th Vernon-Wall Lecture.

Our conference will be of interest to scholars and academics working in the related field of Psychology and Education, Educational and School Psychologists, and colleagues working in initial teacher education.

Conference Programme

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Psychology in the Pub

For delegates who are staying on the Thursday evening we are pleased to host a Psychology in the Pub event jointly with the British Psychological Society North West of England Branch. The event will be facilitated by Professor Chris Kyriacou, University of York, on the topic of Cyberbullying. He will lead a discussion on how to combat the growing scourge of cyberbulling in schools where both pupils and teachers are becoming victims at an alarming rate. This event is free of charge.

Please click here to download the flyer.

Student Bursaries

The British Psychological Society, Psychology of Education Section, will offer a number of bursaries for students (undergraduate or postgraduate) who have had a poster or paper accepted for presentation at our annual conference.

Applicants must be members of the British Psychological Society, members of the Psychology of Education Section and be registered as a student at a Higher Education Institution. You need to have already joined the Society and Section before submitting the bursary application, so it is advisable to check your membership status.

Details on how to join the Society can be found here.

To download a Section application form, please click here.

Bursaries will offer a 50% reduction in the conference fee for which ever delegate package you choose.
Delegate packages are offered at different rates according to your membership status with the British Psychological Society.

In order to select the delegate package at the student rate, you must hold student membership with the British Psychological Society. This is normally reserved for students following accredited undergraduate or master’s courses in Psychology. If you do not hold student membership with the British Psychological Society, you cannot select the delegate package at the student rate even if you are registered as a student for an undergraduate or postgraduate course with a Higher Education Institution.

Please send a letter of application along with confirmation of your student status, preferably by email to escusr@p.r.kdebraybsogu with ‘PES bursary application’ in the subject line. You will need to supply with your application the six-figure membership number provided by the British Psychological Society and a letter from your supervisor on Headed paper to confirm that you are registered as a full- or part-time Doctoral student. Applications can also be sent via post to the Society’s offices in Leicester for the attention of the Education Section. The deadline for applications was Friday 31st July 2015, however applications may still be considered.

Early Career Bursaries

The British Psychological Society, North West of England Branch, have now awarded a limited number of early career researchers bursaries.
The deadline for applications was Friday 31st July 2015.

Submissions

Please note, we are no longer accepting submissions for thie event. The deadline for submissions was Tuesday 30th June 2015.

Registration fees can be found on the booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507.

Agenda

Thursday 22nd October 2015

For delegates who are staying on the Thursday evening we are pleased to host a Psychology in the Pub event. This event is free of charge.

19:30Psychology in the Pub event open
21:30Psychology in the Pub event close

Friday 23rd October 2015

09:00Registration
09:30Opening Keynote: Professor Reinhard Pekrun
10:30Break
11:00Parallel Paper Session 1
12:30Lunch
13:30Parallel Paper Session 2
15:00Break
15:30Vernon-Wall Lecture: Professor Andrew Martin
17:00Parallel Paper Session 3
18:30Psychology of Education Section AGM
19:00Poster Session and wine reception
19:30Conference Dinner

Saturday 24th October 2015

08:30Registration
09:00Keynote Lecture: Professor Mimi Bong
10:00Break
10:30Parallel Paper Session 4
12:00Lunch
13:00Parallel Paper Session 5
14:30Break
15:00Closing Keynote: Professor Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia
16:00Event Close

Speakers and Facilitators

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Chris Kyriacou

Facilitator
Professor Chris Kyriacou, University of York will lead a discussion on Thursday evening on how to combat the growing scourge of cyberbulling in schools where both pupils and teachers are becoming victims at an alarming rate.
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Andrew Martin

Speaker
Andrew Martin, BA (Hons), MEd (Hons), PhD, is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of New South Wales (Australia) specializing in motivation, engagement, achievement, and quantitative research methods. He is also Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford, Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, and President of the International Association of Applied Psychology’s Division 5 Educational, Instructional, and School Psychology. He is also a Registered Psychologist (Psychology Board of Australia). Andrew has written over 250 peer reviewed journal articles, chapters, and papers in published conference proceedings, and written 3 books for parents and teachers (published in 5 languages). He is Associate Editor of British Journal of Educational Psychology, immediate-past Associate Editor of Journal of Educational Psychology, and on Editorial Boards of 4 journals, including 2 international journals (Journal of Educational Psychology; Contemporary Educational Psychology).
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Reinhard Pekrun

Speaker
Reinhard holds the Research Chair for Personality and Educational Psychology at the University of Munich, Germany. His research areas include achievement emotion and motivation, personality development, and educational assessment and evaluation. He is a pioneer in research on emotions in education and the originator of the Control-Value Theory of Achievement Emotions. Pekrun has authored/co-authored 21 monographs and edited volumes and is senior editor of the International Handbook of Emotions in Education (Routledge, 2014). He contributed more than 200 journal articles and chapters, including numerous articles in top journals such as Journal of Educational Psychology, Educational Psychologist, Learning and Instruction, Child Development, Emotion, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and Psychological Science. Pekrun is a Fellow of the International Academy of Education and of the American Educational Research Association. He is a member of the editorial boards of journals such as Journal of Educational Psychology and Contemporary Educational Psychology. He also served as President of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, as senior editor of Anxiety, Stress and Coping and of the German Journal of Developmental and Educational Psychology. As a member of expert groups and consortia in programs for educational evaluation, such as the OECD-Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Pekrun is active in policy development and implementation in education.
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Mimi Bong

Speaker
Mimi Bong is Professor of Educational Psychology and the Associate Director of the Brain and Motivation Research Institute, bMRI (http://bmri.korea.ac.kr), at Korea University. She received a B.A. from Ewha Womans University, an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. Bong has been studying adolescent motivation in classroom contexts with particular emphasis on self-efficacy beliefs and achievement goal orientations. Her recent research interests concern the interaction between students’ stable personality attributes, characteristics of the learning environment, and students’ context-specific motivational beliefs on diverse aspects of learning and self-regulation. Her work has appeared in journals such as Journal of Educational Psychology, Educational Psychologist, Educational Psychology Review, and Contemporary Educational Psychology. In 2006, she received the Richard E. Snow Award for Early Contributions in Educational Psychology from the American Psychological Association, Division 15. She is Associate Editor of American Educational Research Journal for the Teaching, Learning, and Human Development section and serves on the editorial boards of AERA Open, Contemporary Educational Psychology, Educational Psychologist, and Journal of Educational Psychology.
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Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia

Speaker
Dr. Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia is an associate professor of Educational Psychology in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at Michigan State University. She received her Ph.D. in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Linnenbrink-Garcia’s research focuses on the development of achievement motivation in school settings and the interplay among motivation, emotions, and learning, especially in science and mathematics. Her recent work has sought to understand how motivation and emotions function in school settings, with a particular focus on implications for educational policy. Dr. Linnenbrink-Garcia’s research appears in top journals such as Journal of Educational Psychology, Educational Psychologist, Contemporary Educational Psychology, and Cognition & Instruction. She recently co-edited the International Handbook of Emotions in Education (2014) and is a long-standing member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Educational Psychology, Learning & Instruction, and Contemporary Educational Psychology. In recognition of her work, she was awarded both the Paul R. Pintrich Dissertation Award and the Richard E. Snow Award for Early Contributions in Educational Psychology from the American Psychological Association, Division 15.

Venue

Jurys Inn Liverpool

31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool, L3 4FN •  Website•  Directions

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