The Psychology of Successful Learning - PSYC3141

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Canterbury
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 4 6 (3) Lydia Kearney checkmark-circle

Overview

This module will provide you with the fundamental skills needed to succeed in degree-level psychology. As well as explicit training in the mechanics of academic writing, referencing, and critical thinking, it will give you a thorough grounding in the psychology of effective learning, considering key topics from cognitive psychology (e.g. memory, attention) in terms of how they relate to successful study strategies.

Details

Contact hours

Contact hours: 26
Private study: 34
Total: 60

Availability

Compulsory to the following courses:
• BSc in Psychology
• BSc in Psychology with Clinical Psychology
• BSc in Psychology with Forensic Psychology
• BSc in Psychology with a Placement Year
• BSc in Psychology with Clinical Psychology and a Placement Year
• BSc in Psychology with a Year Abroad
• BSc in Social Psychology
• BSc Business Psychology
• BSc Business Psychology with a Placement Year

Method of assessment

Portfolio 60%
Essay (1500 words) 40%

Reassessment methods
100% coursework

Indicative reading

The most up to date reading list for each module can be found on the university's reading list pages (https://kent.rl.talis.com/index.html).

• McGee, S. (2010). Key Research & Study Skills in Psychology. Los Angeles: Sage.
• Penn, P. (2019). The Psychology of Effective Studying: How to Succeed in your Degree. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Learning outcomes

Subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module you will be able to:
1. write in an appropriately academic style
2. be able to effectively read and critique published research
3. understand and apply subject-specific referencing styles

Generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module you will be able to:
1. demonstrate independent learning
2. understand what is required of degree-level work
3. understand and engage in self-reflection

Notes

  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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