This summer school aims to provide participants with an opportunity to learn about how theory and research in psychology can be applied to improving our understanding of education across the lifespan. This will involve interactive sessions discussing interesting research and the opportunity to design and conduct a small piece of research. Students will learn about the work of the department of Psychology and Human Development and will receive information around the degree and advice around the application process and future career pathways.
Participants will be introduced to the field of psychology as a science, through exploring how different behaviours can be measured and discussing the validity and reliability of these measures. Participants will take part in real experiments and explore the strengths and weaknesses of the measures used. Participants will also be taken to museums and/or exhibitions to gain a better understanding of the history of psychology and its applications.
The summer school aims to give students an experience of studying at university in terms of building independence and the ability to critically evaluate theory and research. At the end of the summer school, students will have a clear understanding of what psychology is, the key areas of study in the Psychology with Education undergraduate degree, knowledge of some of the skills required to pursue a career in psychology and education and the confidence to challenge the outcomes of research.
20 July 2020 - 24 July 2020
23 PROGRAMME PLACES
A Levels / Scottish Advanced Highers: ABB (no specific subjects)
IB Diploma: 34 points overall. A score of 16 in three higher level subjects with no score lower than 5.