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A PhD in Psychology?

Last week Stephanie Taylor attended the School's conference for PhD students. Academic study implies a trajectory. First you study one module, then another, until eventually you’ve completed a qualification – probably a BA or BSc. At that point, most people have fulfilled their study goals. However it’s possible that you want to obtain a higher… Continue reading A PhD in Psychology?

Psychology, Social Psychology

New book: Creativity and Critique in Online Learning

Our Jean McAvoy has published a new edited book with Jacqueline Baxter and George Callaghan: 'Creativity and Critique in Online Learning: Exploring and Examining Innovations in Online Pedagogy'. The book: Analyses innovation in distance education stimulated by educational technology Examines the challenges faced by online teachers and designers of online materials, and Explores various core themes… Continue reading New book: Creativity and Critique in Online Learning

Psychology, Social Psychology

OU education as a social project

Stephanie Taylor has blogged over on the DD317 Advancing social psychology blog about the ways in which Open University education can be regarded as a vital social project. In these times of uncertainty for the Open University this seems like an even more important topic than ever. Psychologists have always been closely engaged with the study… Continue reading OU education as a social project