Advancing social psychology DD317

Job Title: Advancing social psychology DD317
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: Salary band: 7
Reference: DD317
Job Published: April 09, 2021 09:56

Job Description

Advancing social psychology DD317

Presentation pattern October to June

 Module description

Social psychologists study people as social beings, looking at their relationships and shared experiences in context.

DD317 Advancing Social Psychology focuses on contemporary UK society and life as a 21st century person in a changing world.

Moving beyond core BPS coverage of social psychology (as presented in DE200, for example), the module explores social psychology’s contributions to our understanding of current issues, including gender, multiculturalism, immigration, global conflicts and work. It also adopts a critical perspective towards psychology itself. Students will learn about recent research findings, different social psychological theories and approaches, and interdisciplinary research relevant to contemporary social psychology. As preparation for future study, work and life activities, students will develop the academic and communication skills they need to study independently and follow their own interests. Person specification

The person specification for this module should be read in conjunction with the generic person specification for an associate lecturer at The Open University. As well as meeting all the requirements set out in the generic person specification, you should have:

  • A good honours degree in psychology
  • Experience of teaching, ideally through distance learning, and familiarity with teaching using a virtual learning environment (VLE) and online tutorials or forums
  • Good knowledge of social psychology and/or cognate disciplines It would be an advantage to have: Experience in social psychological research
  • Knowledge of critical approaches in social psychology

Module related details - a full explanation can be found on the website

Credits awarded to the student for the successful completion of a module: 60

Number of assignments submitted by the student: 5

Method of submission for assignments: 2

Level of ICT requirements: 2

Number of students likely to be in a standard group: 20

Salary band: 7

Estimated number of hours per teaching week: 6

As an associate lecturer, you should have

  • a degree or equivalent, or a professional or vocational qualification in the subject area you wish to teach
  • an appreciation of how adults learn and an appreciation of study skills
  • the ability and willingness to promote the learning of adults through correspondence tuition, telephone and face-to-face tuition and, where appropriate, online tuition
  • the ability to use information and communication technology in teaching and supporting students and communicating with other areas of the OU
  • the ability to work with students from diverse educational, cultural and work backgrounds
  • the ability to work with students with disabilities
  • a commitment to student-centred learning
  • an understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities policies and practices
  • an organised and systematic approach to work
  • the potential to work successfully in a team and the potential to work independently
  • good written and oral communication skills
  • a commitment to personal staff development
  • availability and accessibility to students
  • ability to travel to designated tutorial centres.

All teaching is in English and your proficiency in the English language should be adequate to meet the requirements of the role.