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EFPTA /EFPA research report now published in PLAT journal!
Teachers of psychology - and indeed most teachers across subjects and levels - have been obliged to adopt online teaching methods during much of 2020-21, because of widespread school closures in many countries due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This has involved very unusual and profound changes in the way we work, and psychology teachers' experiences of adapting to virtual teaching and learning processes have been studied collaboratively by EFPTA and the EFPA Board of Educational Affairs.
This important research, led by Lenka Sokolová, has now been published in the peer-reviewed journal Psychology Learning and Teaching (PLAT), under the title "Distance Teaching of Psychology in Europe: Challenges, Lessons Learned, and Practice Examples During the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic". You will find it here.
The research findings have also been disseminated in other ways: at a webinar in June 2020, entitled "Psychology Education and Psychology of Education in Post-COVID-19 times", Lenka Sokolová (EFPTA) and Ioulia Papageorgi (EFPA BEA) presented the interim findings. See their presentation at the link below, and the full webinar recording is here.
In addition, the research was reported in ATP Today (September 2020), the magazine of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology (UK) - find it here. It is also featured on the website of the European Society for Psychology Learning and Teaching (ESPLAT)
With its six authors from EFPA BEA and EFPTA, this project is an excellent example of psychologists and psychology teachers across Europe collaborating to produce research findings of great value to the development of psychology education.
An infographic poster is also available - please download and display it! See link below.
Documents and Resources
Online teaching of psychology during the COVID-19 pandemic - webinar presentation
Teaching psychology during covid-19 - infographic poster