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Teaching Scotland’s Children; the Role of Educational Psychology

Friday 12th September 2014 at Heriot-Watt University

ASPEP/SDEP Annual Conference

Who is the course intended for?

Educational Psychologists in Scotland

The themes for the 2014 Annual Conference for Educational Psychologists in Scotland (SDEP/ASPEP) are;

  • Supporting professional development; how we meet the needs of a changing profession & evaluate the impact for children & young people
  • Using the research function of Educational Psychology Services in the context of raising attainment & achievement; how we use research to inform practice which leads to better outcomes for children & young people
  • Validated self-evaluation (VSE); Education Scotland will share information about the development of a VSE approach to educational psychology

Workshop Information

You can now view the workshop summaries and room allocations on the following links;
Workshop Summaries
Workshop Room Allocations

We will send you the final version of these documents 1 week before the conference.

Registration Fees

If you wish to attend the conference, please complete the online booking form. Cost to attend;
Society Members - £65.00+VAT
Non Members - £95.00+VAT

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507.

Click to download the presentations delivered on the day:


Bryan Kirkaldy
Ken Muir
Laura-Ann Currie
Edinburgh City - Autism

Agenda

Friday 12th September 2014

09:30Registration
10:00Welcome, Alan Jones (SDEP)
10:10Keynote: Laura-Ann Currie (Education Scotland), Validated Self-Evaluation
10:40Keynote: Ken Muir (GTCS), Career Long Professional Learning
11:40Refreshment Break
12:00Workshop 1 - Supporting Professional Development
13:00Lunch
13:50Introduction, Carolyn Brown (ASPEP)
14:00Reflections, Brian Kirkaldy (Fife Council)
14:20Workshop 2 - Using the research function of Educational Psychology Services in the context of raising attainment & achievement
15:30Keynote: Craig Parkinson, Visible Learning
16:30Probationers Network / SDEP AGM with Wine & Cheese

Speakers and Facilitators

Keynote: Laura-Ann Currie (Education Scotland)

Speaker
Validated Self Evaluation
Education Scotland will share information about the development of a validated self-evaluation approach to Educational Psychology. Delivering a workshop on one of the themes below is an opportunity for services to engage the wider profession in self-evaluation activity and evidence gathering.

Keynote: Ken Muir (GTC Scotland)

Speaker
Supporting Professional Development
Professional Update launches in August 2014 and places a significant emphasis on teacher professional learning. Building capacity has been a feature of Educational Services for many years. This theme is an opportunity for services to share best practice and demonstrate how we meet the needs of a changing profession and evaluate the impact of our role in supporting professional development on children and young people. Workshops should consider how services are supporting key aspects of professional learning as highlighted by GTC Scotland: professional values and personal commitment; professional knowledge and understanding; professional skills and abilities

Keynote: Craig Parkinson (Visible Learning)

Speaker
Using the research function of Educational Psychology Services in the context of raising attainment and achievement

"The research function of educational Psychology services could contribute more to improving outcomes for children and young people. This applies in particular to the priorities selected for research and the use that is made of the results of research to inform policy and practice." (Aspect Report, 2006-2010)

Workshops should consider how Educational Psychologists have used research to inform practice which has led to better outcomes for children and young people, with a particular focus on raising attainment and achievement.

Workshops should focus on the following: research carried out by Educational Psychologists or how Educational Psychology Services have used research to inform policy and development.

Venue

Heriot-Watt University

Edinburgh Conference Centre , Heriot-Watt University , Riccarton , Edinburgh , EH14 4AS