ES6004: Psychology for Practice

ES6004: Psychology for Practice

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Psychology for Practice
Module Code ES6004
Module Tutor Adeela Shafi
School School of Education and Humanities
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module provides an opportunity for students to develop deeper knowledge and understanding of current research in the field of Psychology that is applicable to educational and caring contexts.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will cover the following topics:


creation and development of self, identity and self worth; 

attachment theory;

research on the brain and how it develops, plateaus and then degenerates; emotional development, temperament, emotional literacy and resilience;

notions of intelligence and links to the brain and expectations of practitioners;

holistic views of human development;

methods of intervention, cognitive behaviour therapy, behaviour modification, solutions focus therapy.

Learning Outcomes

 A student passing this module should be able to:


1. Critically evaluate themes, concepts and theories relating to Psychology that have interest and relevance to contexts of education and care;

2. Critically evaluate the application of these ideas within a context;

3. Demonstrate an understanding of common interventions utilised in education and care contexts;

4. Describe and discuss the interrelatedness of development and the need for individuals to be considered holistically;

5. Critically evaluate research evidence and synthesise information found.


Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 24
Independent Learning Hours: 126
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 40% Portfolio: 1500 Words.
002: 60% Assignment: Individual: 2500 Words.
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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