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Implementing ‘How Science Works’ into psychology

Published in 2009 by LSIS , this report describes an action research project performed at Longley Park College. Psychology is now officially recognised as a Science GCE subject with the QCA, this has meant that according to the 2008 specifications psychology will incorporate ‘How Science Works’ principles.

This move towards a science based approach is not widely known out of the subject area and in particular with learners. Research included a ‘pilot’ practical session with AS psychology learners that would enable them to experience psychology in a lab setting. By doing this it would challenge students' perceptions of psychology and increase their understanding of brain structure.

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