Call for papers Keele 2010

The 28th Annual Conference of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology

Keele University, 2nd to 4th July 2010


Teachers and researchers are invited to submit papers for the above conference. The conference is for teachers of psychology in schools and colleges. This year we are introducing symposia for teachers to present on issues around the teaching of psychology. We welcome submissions on all aspects of teaching psychology and in particular on the main conference theme.


We are pleased to offer up to 12 bursaries for presenters who are new to teaching psychology, NQTs or PGCE students. Bursaries may be available for other presenters in special circumstances. Bursaries will take the form of a £75 cash award or £100 off the full conference fees. Bursaries will be provided by sponsors, and presenters will be asked to acknowledge this in their presentation.

Submission details

Your submission should include a brief (one paragraph) description of your presentation. It should also include your name, affiliation (school etc). If you wish to apply for a bursary, please state the basis for your request.

The closing date for submissions is March 15th, 2010.

Presentation formats

Oral research presentation: One or more speakers present the results of an individual or collaborative research project in a 15 minute session.

Oral practice presentation: One or more speakers present on an aspect of professional teaching practice 15 minute session.

Symposium: Focused 60-minute session in which individual speakers present their views on a common issue. The format of a symposium usually contains an introduction of the topic by the chairperson and then the presentation of several individual views / papers on the topic. Participants in a symposium should include a chairperson and at least two other presenters.

Poster Session: 45-minute joint session during which presenters will display results of research activity in the area of the Teaching of Psychology.

Presentation topics

The following list is designed to give an idea of appropriate topics but is not meant to be prescriptive

Student Engagement

Pedagogical Innovations

Active Learning / Classroom Activities


Inclusion and diversity


Writing teaching materials

Using film, music or literature in teaching psychology

More information

For more information please contact the conference organiser: Phil Banyard