Make A Pitch: selling sociological sausages

In response to the silent clamour (that only I could hear apparently) for something a little more substantial and pdfeffy, I’ve created a short booklet based around the “Selling Sociological Sausages” Lesson Outline I’ve previously posted. It’s basically a pdf version of the post, although it both clarifies the different versions and changes a few […]

Lend Your Mind To Science

Testable Minds seems to be an off-shoot of Testable – a web site that provides a relatively simple way to create behavioural experiments and surveys (there’s a free option if you want to give it a try. Alternatively, if you’re merely curious about what the site can do there are a few examples to explore, […]

Teaching Timelines

A free, easy-to-use online Timeline creator that allows you to incorporate text, images and video. Back-in-the-day, when I was still classroom teaching, one of the techniques I occasionally used was the Teaching Timeline, something I found particularly useful for Introductory Sociology (back when a “History of Sociological Thought” was mandatory) and, for some reason, Crime […]

Introduction to Psychology: The Noba Collection

The simplest way to describe The Noba Project is that it’s a collection of free Introductory Psychology (Psychology 101) modules designed to fulfil, in the words of its creators, three main aims: 1. To reduce the financial burden on students by providing access to free educational content. 2. To provide instructors with a platform to […]

Free Psychology Textbooks

Following soft on the heels of the open-source Psychology textbook comes a brief selection of additional psychology texts you and your students may or may not find useful. The list includes 4 complete textbooks, either released under a Creative Commons license or as an out-of-print edition a of current textbook. You need to be aware, […]

Psychology Learning Tables | 5

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any Psychology Learning Tables (Knowledge Organisers by any other name) so I thought I’d make a start on the backlog I’ve collected so far (if you want to see the previous Tables you can find them here). If you’re unfamiliar with the format, Learning Tables are used to […]

Issues & Debates in Psychology

Issues & Debates in Psychology with Dr Steve Taylor, University of London & ShortCutstv Issues & Debates is a key topic on both AQA & OCR & it’s also a great ‘transferable skill’. This workshop uses an approach, developed over several years, that helps students’ with understanding, comparing, applying & evaluating Issues & Debates. Clarifies […]

Why Did No-One Help James Bulger?

“We’ll probably never really know what made two 10 year olds, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, abduct, torture and then kill two year old James Bulger on a terrible February day a quarter of a century ago. But there’s another question arising from the James Bulger murder that has implications for all of us. Why […]

Learning Mats

Learning mats – originally laminated sheets containing simple questions, learning prompts and drawing spaces – have been around for some time at the lower (particularly primary) levels of our education system, but with the increasing interest in Knowledge Organisers, which in many respects they resemble, they’re starting to gain some traction at both GCSE and […]

The Memory Clock

Although revision, in all its different forms and guises, is an integral part of any a-level sociology (or psychology) course it’s sometimes difficult to know how to help students revise in the most efficient, effective and productive way – and this is where the Memory Clock comes into play. The Memory Clock is a revision […]