Welcome to the Psychology of Education Section of the BPS,
one of the first sections to be established in the Society and also currently one of the largest.
The BPS Psychology of Education Section Annual Conference 2014
Date: 7-9 November 2014.
Venue: Kents Hill Park Conference Centre, Milton Keynes
Theme: "Learning and Teaching in a Changing Educational Context"
Keynotes speakers: Profs. Clare Wood, John Hattie and Hilary Tenenbaum.
The deadline for submitting paper and poster presentations is 30 June 2014.
Submissions for symposia, papers and posters are invited for the next Annual Conference of the BPS Psychology of Education Section
Please send your abstract: 250 words or less, Times New Roman, 12 point size, double-spaced to: firstname.lastname@example.org
. All contributions (papers, posters, Workshops or seminars
) that cover aspects of psychological enquiry relating to education will be considered
Bursaries: A limited number of bursaries are available for full-time students. Enquiries about bursaries can be addressed to: Dave Putwain (Dave.Putwain@edgehill.ac.uk)
The section promotes psychology in education and the interests of psychologists engaged in schools, further and higher education, child guidance and the wider community. Its aims are:
· To promote the study and discussion of psychology in education.
· To stimulate research into matters related to the psychological aspects of education.
· To provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas among those interested in the psychological aspects of education.
· To offer advice to the Society on matters related to psychological aspects of education and the training of teachers.
It achieves these aims in three ways:
· Communication of research findings;
· Lively discussion of contemporary issues both scientific and professional.
· Development of policy on key issues affecting psychology and psychologists in education.
Through its committee, the section organises an annual conference and produces the Psychology of Education Review, a bi-annual peer reviewed journal and newsletter. It also organises and publishes an annual Vernon-Wall lecture, which is normally presented at the annual conference. Other section activities include one-day conferences on specific issues, a number of ad hoc policy groups, and responses to a variety of government and other documents.
Members of the section are invited to join an email list, which is used to circulate information about conferences and other events and to invite members to contribute to ad hoc policy groups and other activities.