• Agenda


    A provisional agenda will be posted closer to the date of the workshop. 

    08:30 - 09:00 Welcome coffee and introduction
    09:00 - 10:30 Session 1 - 

    Introduction to the new Psychology curriculum: From Los to Topics, from some unhelpful certainties to exciting journeys.

    Although the workshop is appropriate for teachers with no previous IB psychology involvement it will also briefly address the main similarities and differences between the current and the new curriculum for the benefit of those with at least some IB psychology teaching experience.

    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00 - 12:30 Session 2

    ATL and critical thinking: Going for depth, genuine understanding, enduring intellectual benefit and high grades.

    A brief introduction to ATL will pave the way towards properly addressing the three approaches to the study of psychological phenomena outlined in the Guide.

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 
    13:30 - 15:00 Session 3

    Integrative Teaching: Approaches (ex-LOAs) talk to one another in teachers and students’ minds with exciting outcomes.

    The Biological, Cognitive and Sociocultural Approaches will be addressed in detail with an emphasis on the special demands the integrative/critical approach specified by the new curriculum places on teachers and students. 

    15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
    15:15 - 16:45 Session 4 - 

    The AHL extensions: Further explorations of intriguing themes for the Higher Level student.

    This is a departure with the new curriculum and the logic of its inclusion will be explained along with suggestions with how best to teach the extensions.

    26 MAY, FRIDAY
    09:00 - 10:30

    Session 5 - Continuity and Change in Assessing Papers 1 and 2.

    Specimen Paper 1 and 2 student answers will be marked with the help of relevant markschemes and marks awarded by the workshop participants will be compared with those awarded by the IB.

    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00 - 12:30

    Session 6 - Paper 1 and paper 2 assessment continued.

    Detailed discussion of what examiners expect from the students.

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 
    13:30 - 15:00

    Session 7 - Research Methods: Quantitative and qualitative research methodology at the centre of teaching everybody throughout the course.

    The new curriculum’s requirement that both quantitative and qualitative methodology is taught to all students in ways which are integrated with all content areas will be addressed.

    15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
    15:15 - 16:45 Session 8 - 

    Paper 3 (HL only)

    Paper 3 will be discussed in detail along with marking Specimen Paper 3 student answers.

    09:00 - 10:30

    Session 9 - Session 9 - TOK and EE links

    TOKing psychology and Psychology-inspired CAS.

    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00 - 12:30

    Session 10 - FAQs and the way forward

    Excitement and worry for 2017-2024!

    Throughout the workshop ideas about how best to identify and use the most appropriate resources for teaching the various topics and content areas will be discussed.

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