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  1. Nelson Psychology VCE Units 1 & 2

  2. Structure of workshop • Welcome and introductions • What’s in? What’s out? What’s new? • How to approach Unit 1 Area of Study 1: Getting through the first term. • Nelson resources to assist you • Nelson Psychology VCE Units 1 & 2 textbook • Nelson Psychology VCE Units 1 & 2 Student Activity Manual • Nelson Psychology VCE Units 1 & 2 Teacher Resource CD • The Psych Book series • A+ resources • Questions

  3. Implementation of Study Design • Units 1 & 2 implemented in 2010 and to run til 2014 • Units 3 & 4 implemented in 2011 and to run til 2014

  4. Units 3 & 4 for implementation in 2011 • Unit 3 The Conscious Self • Area of Study 1: Mind, brain, body • Area of Study 2: Memory • Unit 4 Brain, behaviour and experience • Area of Study 1: Learning • Area of Study 2: Mental Health

  5. Overall major changes to Units 1 & 2 • Key Skills apply to all 4 units • Research Methodologies are integrated into all 4 units • Two Areas of Study per unit instead of three • Equal amounts of time given to each AOS – equal assessment rating • Teachers are to teach all topics from four perspectives • Biological • Behavioural • Cognitive • Socio-cultural

  6. Unit 1 Area of Study 1Introduction to Psychology • Key Differences • No researchers have been specified in the Study Design so teachers are free to approach the content from a number of different directions • Visual Perception is now in Unit 1 (currently in Unit 3). This allows teachers to explore this topic from different angles depending on student interest without having to worry about exams.

  7. Unit 1 Area of Study 2Lifespan psychology • Key Differences • Investigating the whole lifespan from birth to death • Researchers are specified so you need to investigate all and complete an investigation into one stage of the lifespan • Mental illness across the lifespan • Paul Baltes specified as a researcher to study • You need to study one stage of the lifespan in depth from the four different perspectives • Biological • Behavioural • Cognitive • Socio-cultural

  8. Unit 2 Area of Study 1Interpersonal and group behaviour • Neurons and the nervous system have been removed • Current Unit 1 AOS 2 and Unit 2 AOS 3 have been combined to form this AOS • Tri-component model of attitudes is studied in depth • Cognitive • Affective • Behavioural

  9. Unit 2 Area of Study 2Personality and intelligence • Intelligence and personality now make up this AOS and are compulsory (previously optional) • Approaches to intelligence are specified • Intelligence and personality tests are specified • Limitations and strengths to intelligence and personality testing • Emotional intelligence is now specified • Vocational testing e.g Myers-Brigg Type Indicator

  10. Changes to Assessment • ERA no longer compulsory for each AOS • There is an expanded list of Assessment Tasks, new ones are: • Annotated folio of practical activities • Media response • Debate • Visual presentation • Oral presentation

  11. An approach to Unit 1 AOS 1“Surviving the first few week” • You have approximately 7 weeks to cover AOS 1 (taking all the interruptions into account) • First DP (make it activity based rather than theoretical) • Organise speakers/careers counsellor to talk about the different fields of psychology • Get the students to carry out job searches in newspapers and online (e.g. seek.com)

  12. An approach to Unit 1 AOS 1Second dot point

  13. Major Perspectives

  14. An approach to Unit 1 AOS 1

  15. An approach to Unit 1 AOS 1Research methods • Get the students to run an ERA e.g. size constancy Make sure that they take the scientific method and ethics into consideration

  16. Nelson resources • Nelson Psychology VCE Units 1 & 2 textbook • Nelson Psychology VCE Units 1 & 2 Student Activity Manual • Nelson Psychology VCE Units 1 & 2 Teacher Resource CD • The Psych Book series • A+ resources

  17. Nelson Psychology VCE Units 1 & 2 • Components of the series • Student Books • Student Activity Manuals • Teacher Resource CDs • Features

  18. Nelson Psychology VCE Units 1 & 2 Textbook

  19. Each chapter opening page contains a list of Key Skills and Key Knowledge contained within that chapter

  20. Each chapter begins with a chapter map to guide the students through the content covered within the chapter.

  21. Key terms within the chapter are highlighted and a glossary section is found at the end of every double page

  22. Check your understanding boxes occur throughout the chapter

  23. A Closer Look boxes provides extra information to aid understanding. Information in these boxes is not examinable.

  24. Focus on research provides extra examples of research. Questions assist in the development of understanding and Key Skills.

  25. Try it yourself boxes provide short activities give the students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills. Activities can be completed in class or at home.

  26. Video links are provided throughout the text. These link to the Cengage website and then out to videos on the internet, mainly YouTube. It is advisable that teachers download the videos to their school intranet and students view them from there. Instructions on how to do this are on the Cengage website.

  27. Each chapter ends with an interactive wordcheck game and a set of 20 interactive and self correcting multiple choice questions.

  28. A dot point chapter summary is provided at the end of each chapter. This will assist students with making links between topics and revision for tests and exams.

  29. Apply your knowledge and skills section appears at the end of every chapter. Section A consists of 15 multiple choice questions with the answers in the Back of the Book.

  30. Section B consists of 10 short answer questions with extended answers found on the Teacher Resource CD.

  31. Section C consists of an Assessment Task selected from the VCAA Study Design list.

  32. Nelson Psychology VCE Units 1 & 2 Student Activity Manual

  33. Features • Key Skills and Key Knowledge listed for each activity • Activities assist in reinforcing Key Knowledge and developing and reinforcing Key Skills • Activities include: • Reinforcing research method skills • Analysing and interpreting data • Application of knowledge • Evaluating the validity and reliability of research investigations • Revision in the form of crosswords, bingo games, pass the parcel • Using visual organizers such as fishbone maps, concept maps, flow charts

  34. Nelson Psychology VCE Units 1 & 2 Teacher Resource CD ROM

  35. Contents of Teacher Resource CD ROM • Key Knowledge mapping • Key Skill mapping • Unit 1 & 2 Teaching timeline • Video worksheets • Extra ideas for assessment tasks • A powerpoint containing illustrations from the book for projection onto the whiteboard

  36. Teacher Resource CD cont. • Answers to textbook questions • Answers to student activity manual questions • Area of study tests (Word and PDF) • Answers to Area of study tests (Word and PDF)

  37. The Psych Book series

  38. The Psych Book VCE Units 1 & 2 • New for 2010 • Has the same popular features of The Psych Book Units 3 & 4 • Can be used with any textbook • Write in format • All answers, teaching advice, timelines etc are available in The Psych Book VCE Units 1 & 2 Teacher Manual

  39. A+ Psychology Notes and Practice Exams VCE Units 1–4

  40. A+ Practice Exams Psychology Exam VCE Units 1 & 2 First edition • Written by Kristy Kendall for the 2010–2014 Study Design • Graduated difficulty with solutions • No teacher preparation is required • 12 Practice Examinations • Two bonus detachable practice exams included – one for Unit 1 and one for Unit 2 • Complements the Unit 3 and Unit 4 A+ Psychology Exam books also by Kendall NEW!

  41. A+ Psychology Practice Exams Psychology Exam 1 VCE Unit 3 and Psychology Exam 2 VCE Unit 4 • Written by Kristy Kendall for the 2005–2010 Study Design • Graduated difficulty with solutions • No teacher preparation is required • 12 Practice Examinations • Two bonus detachable practice exams included – one for Unit 3 and one for Unit 4

  42. A+ Psych Notes Psych Notes VCE Unit 3 (2 ed) and Psych Notes VCE Unit 4 (2 ed) • Written by Peter Milesi for the 2005–2010 Study Design • Comprehensive summary notes • Graduated multiple choice and short answer questions • Detailed solutions • Examination advice

  43. Questions?

  44. More information? • Julie Durkin julie.durkin@cengage.com Phone: 0419 374 569 • Danuta Edgley danuta.edgley@cengage.com Phone: 0418 584 951 • Christine Vasiljevic Phone: 9685 4180 christine.vasiljevic@cengage.com