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In keeping with the precedent established all of two days ago with the Sociology Lesson Elements and Delivery Guides, I thought it might be useful to add a range of Delivery Guides to complement to rather large number of Psychology Lesson Elements previously posted (and if you’ve kept up with all of that, you’re a better person than I).

A bit like a workscheme…

So what, you might be thinking (I know I would be) is the difference between a “Lesson Element” and a “Delivery Guide”? Well, the simple answer is:

  • Guides resemble Schemes of Work in that they break-down a general Specification component, such as Criminal psychology, into “Topics” (“What Makes a Criminal?”) and then suggest a range of tasks and activities to help you teach that topic.
  • Elements, on the other hand, are specific tasks, activities and the like designed to illustrate a concept, theory or whatever.

While it doesn’t take much imagination to see that the latter may be incorporated into the former, the Delivery Guides are, as you might expect, a little more structured in terms of what they offer:

1. Curriculum content: an introductory overview of what’s covered in the Module.

2. Thinking conceptually identifies some of the key concepts involved in the Module in greater or lesser detail.

3. Thinking contextually offers a series of teaching activities designed to get students thinking about the content being studied in terms of the various topics involved. The pdf document includes two types of Resource Link: external to stuff like YouTube and internal to Learner Resources for completing tasks / activities (the latter are included at the end of the document).

While this is all geared towards a specific Exam Board, teachers of other Specs. will doubtless find a lot of what’s provided relevant, even though it might take to little looking around for…

Delivery Guides

Psychological themes through core studies: covers a lot of well-known psychological studies – Loftus and Palmer, Milgram. Freud…

The historical context of mental health

Alternatives to the medical model

Criminal psychology

Environmental psychology

Psychological themes through core studies editable worksheets: Word versions of student resource documents.

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