Teaching Psychology: Learning Outcomes and Curriculum Development in Psychology.
An Australian project aiming to provide a review of models and methods of teaching, curriculum development and learning outcomes within psychology.
The stated project outcomes are:
- The identification of the disciplinary basis for evaluation through a review of the scientist-practitioner model, its role in training and accreditation, and consideration of current challenges to this position.
- An overview of the teaching of psychology in Australian universities through the compilation of a database of course documents, identification of pathways through undergraduate programs to post-graduate opportunities, analysis of models and learning approaches adopted, and the identification of both formal and informal mechanisms by which curriculum development takes place in psychology.
- An assessment of the degree to which psychology programs meet the interests and needs of students, employers, the profession, and the scientific community.
- A description of innovative practices in the teaching of psychology, particularly in response to challenges from current changes in the higher education sector (e.g., internationalisation, technological developments), and the dissemination of material providing guidance on identified best practices
The main output of the project was the Final Report - www.psy.uq.edu.au/carrick/downloads/Psychology_Final_Report.pdf (2007. 7.7MG)