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GCSE Psychology: Research Methods - Sampling

GCSE Psychology: Research Methods - Sampling

Lesson objective: To understand the different sampling methods. To understand the advantages & limitations of sampling methods. A lesson on sampling with an engaging activity to explore the different sampling methods. The exam question worksheet is scenario based, with the answers on the powerpoint.
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GCSE Psychology: Research Methods - Natural & Experimental

GCSE Psychology: Research Methods - Natural & Experimental

A lovely part of the lesson to help students understand the difference between ecological validity and objectivity. My students kept asking me to explain the difference between natural and field experiements so i designed part of a lesson to help them get it. Designed using the AQA Nelson Thornes GCSE Psychology textbook. There is also a challenge tasks with the answers included on the last slide. Lesson objective: To understand the main difference between ecological validity objectivity.
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GCSE Psychology: Research Methods - Experimental Design

GCSE Psychology: Research Methods - Experimental Design

I have searched high & low for an actual lesson to teach Year 11 on research methods, that is engaging & challenging too! So i made one!!! This lesson was designed from the AQA Nelson Thornes, GCSE textbook (legacy) - but will still be useful for new specification. (Just set a different exam question at the end). There are challenge activities for students who able to complete the main tasks quite promptly. I have included answers to support non-specialist teaching!!!! yay!!! For the card sort task you will need to print of the slides (with the answers) and create them into packs. Lesson objective: To re-cap procedures in the experimental method & design. To re-cap the strengths & weaknesses of experiments. To understand the different sampling methods & their strengths & weaknesses. To apply your knowledge of experiments to an exam question.
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Humanism - Maslow's hierarchy of needs

Humanism - Maslow's hierarchy of needs

This pack includes an A3 printable resource - which are great laminated! Can be used with dry erase pens or the tiles included . The image is a final resource, the tiles can be used as they are in the file, added to or changed as you see fit. The A4 worksheet is great for individual work - to be filled in with either Maslow's hierarchy for later revision purposes in students notes/files, or used as a task for the student to think about what their own hierarchy would be. This promotes thought about the concept of Humanism. (A powerpoint lesson to accompany this will be up in the next few days and available separately or as part of a pack). This task allows students to think about Maslow's ideas of what the hierarchy looks like and what their own would look like, and how the impact of simple things such as food and shelter do have an impact on our goals and what we can achieve. When used alongside a scenario as in the powerpoint this can be a powerful tool to promote discussion and deeper thought about the topic of humanism. This download also includes a Humanism handout giving an overview of the approach with evaluation points. The printable section has the tiles which you can add to or remove from, and includes some blank squares which are great to use if students want to add their own ideas in there to. Which can be added as an extension task. You can also add the tiles with the layer names on as an extension and discuss whether these might move if they re-arranged the tiles for themselves. Its a nice task, to look at how Maslow suggests it should look and then getting students to re-arrange it for what they think it might look like for them. *I do not own the copyright to the image of Maslow, this was sourced via creative commons on a search engine.
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EXAM ANSWER STRUCTURING PACK

EXAM ANSWER STRUCTURING PACK

This pack contains 6 word download files that are aimed at helping students work on how to break down questions in order to answer them efficiently for the most marks. There is a 4 square sheet ideal for exam question structuring and a great tool for AFL to check students have grasped the topic and how to use their knowledge to answer a question. There is also a dual sided worksheet which is aimed at questions that focus on studies, this enables students to break down what the study is about on one half, then be able to use that information and focus it on the question. Sometimes, students find it hard to use their knowledge in the correct way, this sheet helps and comes with an instruction download to give you some ideas on how to use it. There is also a study breakdown worksheet useful for revision and a STEM worksheet which helps students to identify the psychology in the question and link it to the examples in the stem. These resources are unlocked and so you can type on them, alter them or just print them as they are and come with 5 PNG image files that you can print out any size you prefer. If anyone is interested in these individually they will be added in the next few days as well as other resources aimed at helping students tackle exam questions, and guide them in how to structure answers in order to gain better results.
Piercy76
Psychology Wordsearch Mind Thought Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Psychology Wordsearch Mind Thought Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Psychology'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
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