As with its sociological counterpart – except more-so, this set of resources from the OCR Exam Board is designed to support teaching and learning for their A-Level Specification and while some of the resources may fall outside the scope of other Specifications there will probably be plenty here that doesn’t.
In other words, you can easily fill-your-boots with these Lesson Elements, whether or not you happen to teach OCR Psychology.
And by “lesson elements” we basically mean small(ish) group and individual tasks, relatively simple classroom activities and worksheets.
Lots of worksheets (although if you want to lighten the load a little I’ve added links to our Psychology films that I think might fit well with the worksheet. These are available to either rent or buy).
A little oddly some of these are provided as “blank” activity sheets (i.e. questions are asked and the space for student answers is left empty) while others consist of instructions for teachers with sample answers (i.e. they contain suggested student answers). There’s probably a way around this problem, but’s its probably one that should have been easily avoided.
But what the heck, this stuff’s free and we maybe shouldn’t quibble too much about what’s on offer, particularly when there’s so much of it (around 3 times more than what’s been provided for sociologists, by my calculations) distributed across three broad categories:
1. Research methods
Introduction to hypotheses and the development of hypothesis writing skills: this is a zipped (compressed) file containing a worksheet and teacher guide.
Methods and techniques: this is a zipped (compressed) file containing “separate teaching and learning resources”.
Peer review: this zipped (compressed) file contains “separate teaching and learning resources”.
2. Psychological themes through core studies
3. Applied psychology