Investigating psychology 2

Job Title: Investigating psychology 2
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: United Kingdom
Reference: DE200
Job Published: April 12, 2021 10:47

Job Description

Investigating psychology 2 DE200

Presentation pattern October to June

Module description

As a core component of The Open University BPS accredited degrees, the subdisciplines that will be explicitly covered in this module are ‘social’, ‘cognitive’, ‘biological’ and ‘developmental’ psychology.

The module takes an integrative approach to address a range of everyday questions that psychology can answer such as: Why do good people do bad things? Why don’t we like one another? Why do I feel this way? How does my brain work? What is the point of childhood? Can people really change? A key priority of this module is to develop the knowledge and skills that students will have acquired at level 1, from the prerequisite DE100, and progress the students towards successful completion of their independent research projects at level 3. This will be achieved by maintaining a clear focus on the BPS core domains alongside a highly structured ‘methods’ spine. The module will make extensive use of the VLE as the foundation for the provision of teaching and skills development. Investigating psychology 2 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 must have: Essential criteria:

  •  a good honours degree in psychology and a higher qualification in psychology
  •  experience of teaching the BPS core areas of psychology
  • experience in the use of SPSS
  • knowledge of diverse research methods
  • of data collection including experiments, questionnaires and interviews
  • of data analysis including ANOVA, linear regression and thematic analysis
  • experience of, or a demonstrable keen interest in, teaching using a virtual learning environment (VLE) and online tutorials. Desirable criteria:
  • Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (previously known as Graduate Basis for Registration, GBR) or eligibility thereof
  • experience of teaching at a distance.

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: 6

Method of submission for assignments: 2

 Level of ICT requirements: 2

Number of students likely to be in a standard group: 15

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.