Department of Education
Posted on 15 November 2013
All five members of the Department's Psychology in Education Research Centre presented papers at the conference. Professor Rob Klassen opened the conference with a keynote address entitled “The role of psychology in enhancing teacher effectiveness”. Dr Kathryn Asbury presented a paper entitled “What can identical twins tell us about links between school experiences and achievement at age 16 and beyond?”. Dr Claudine Bowyer-Crane gave a paper entitled “A cross-cultural comparison of mindset among trainee teachers”. Professor Chris Kyriacou gave a paper entitled “Can social pedagogy reduce bullying in schools?”. Dr Poppy Nash gave a paper entitled “Working with schools to enhance understanding of disruptive behaviour”. In addition, Professor Bette Chambers from the Institute for Effective Education gave a paper entitled “Effects of technology-enhanced formative assessment on learning and teaching”.
Three of the Department’s PhD students gave a paper. Angel Urbina gave a paper entitled “Preschool teachers’ transition practices and children´s problems in transition to first grade”. Winfred Mak gave a paper entitled “The positive psychology of Chinese students in learning English as a second language at UK universities”. Nora McIntyre gave a paper entitled “What is the role of teacher gaze patterns in teaching and learning?”.
Two of the Department’s PhD students presented a poster. The poster by Khalid Al Tayyar was entitled “Job satisfaction and motivation amongst teachers in Saudi Arabia”. The poster by Afrah Bagazi was entitled “The effectiveness of a training programme in improving self-regulation skills, and its impact on the self-concept of students with learning disabilities in Saudi Arabia”. Khalid Altayyar’s poster was awarded the best poster prize by the BPS North East Branch: the attached photo shows Khalid (left) with Dr Anne Sheppard, who made the award.
Nine of our PhD students also attended a pre-conference workshop for PhD students.