INSET 9th July 2011

Association for the Teaching of Psychology Annual Conference 2011
by the teacher, for the teacher

CPD day event: Saturday 9th July, 2011

This year we are presenting two one-day CPD events in parallel with the conference. This offers another route for teachers to benefit from the many events that occur at the conference.

The Saturday programme gives an unrivalled opportunity to hear the most esteemed female academic in psychology. Professor Elizabeth Loftus has made an exceptional contribution to psychological knowledge and also to the teaching of psychology. She is an excellent speaker and this is an event not to miss. Also on this programme are a selection of events from the general conference including INSET sessions from the Awarding Bodies and other sessions that will speak to theme of ‘teaching psychology and inspiring students’ (more details on the workshops page).

Learning outcomes

Teachers will have the opportunity to

  • develop their materials and techniques for teaching research methods
  • explore ways to make their teaching more active and interactive
  • attend sessions organised and presented by their Awarding Body
  • share good practice with other teachers
  • view the latest publications and resources
  • choose from a selection of specialised updating sessions


Saturday July 9th, 2011

Teaching psychology and inspiring students

10.00    Arrival and registration

10.15    Session one:
EITHER: KEYNOTE: to be announced
OR: Active learning

11.15    Morning refreshments

11.45    Session two:
Choice from
(a) Awarding Body event (AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC),
(b) New Teachers in Psychology: a survivor’s guide
(c) Mind & brain in the 21st Century

12.45    Lunch and access to Exhibition: publishers and educational suppliers from around the UK

1.45    Session three:
KEYNOTE: Elizabeth Loftus

3.00    Session four:
Choice from
(a) Awarding Body event (AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC),
(b) Critical thinking
(c) Seminar on issues raised by Elizabeth Loftus.

4.00    Refreshments

4.30    BONUS Optional session five: Electronic resources jamboree with Psychexchange


includes lunch, refreshments, bespoke programme of events, entrance to all workshops, lectures and exhibitions, and access to online materials before and after the conference

  • Early booking (before 22nd April 2011), £140.00
  • Regular fee, £150.00
  • Late booking (after 4th June 2010), £170.00

The conference is priced for members of the ATP. If you are not a member of the ATP and would like to join, then please visit our website at Alternatively you may choose to pay a non-members supplement of £20.00.

More details

Mind & Brain In The 21st Century
Guy Sutton, MBI consultants
The session will look at advances in neurogenetics, neuroplasticity and neuroimaging with a quick look at neurobionics at the end. The full multi-media presentation will introduce material that has been successfully used with teachers and students at numerous previous events.

New Teachers in Psychology: a survivor’s guide
Karen Duffy & Psychology PGCE students, Manchester Metroploitan University
Trainee teachers from MMU Psychology PGCE will be delivering a session on fun ways of delivering aspects of psychology specifications concentrating on how to survive the first couple of years as a teacher.

Developing Higher Order Thinking Skills in Psychology:
Emma Shakespeare, The McAuley Catholic High School
This workshop will focus on innovative ways to teach students those tricky skills of evaluation and analysis which make the difference between a C and an A*.

Critical Thinking
Roy van den Brink-Budgen, if…then Consultancy
Roy van den Brink-Budgen has been working in Critical Thinking for twenty-two years. In this time, he has played a central role in the growth of the subject in schools and colleges (including having been Chief Examiner for most of the time that the subject has been assessed). His resources for teachers and students (including books, CD-Rom, online course, and Critical Thinking card game) are widely used not only in this country but also in others, including the US, Australia, and the Netherlands. He runs the education consultancy if…then which provides services to both students and teachers.