Presentation on theme: "Dr Julie Hulme Discipline Lead for Psychology Psychological literacy for employability."— Presentation transcript:
Dr Julie Hulme Discipline Lead for Psychology Psychological literacy for employability
Skills and knowledge for life Skills and knowledge for work 2 Psychological literacy and employability
15-20% of UK Psychology graduates enter professional Psychology (QAA, 2010); DLHE data – high proportion of UK Psychology graduates not employed in graduate level jobs 6 months after graduation (relative to other disciplines). What do your Psychology students want to do when they graduate? What do you do to prepare them? 3 Issues in employability in Psychology
Analysis of scientific reports in the media (UEL, Sussex); Research methodology and related skills (Stirling); Independent learning and final year projects (everyone!); Psychology in the workplace (GCU, Huddersfield); Internationalisation (Liverpool); Ethics and professional values (everyone!); 4 Skills: how and where?
Research Methods and Statistics + Project Social Psychology Cognitive Psychology Biological Psychology Developmental Psychology Individual Differences CHIP + Applied and specialist areas – health, clinical, educational, sport, organisational etc, usually as options. 5 Knowledge – the UK curriculum
Consideration of first year curriculum; Depth, breadth and progression; Not independently and separately assessed core areas; Increased flexibility and opportunities for integration of areas and space for extra activities such as placements, study abroad, etc. 6 Opportunities from the new BPS accreditation criteria
Thinking about one area of Psychology in which you specialise and teach most: What are the possible employability benefits for students of knowing about your area of Psychology? What skills do students develop when learning about this area? Would integrating with other areas be useful? Can you use assessment to measure employability and/or psychological literacy? 7 To what extent can psychological literacy underpin your employability work?