Psychology of Teaching and Learning

The Psychology team has expertise in a number of areas linked to education and work closely with our colleagues across the university to understand the relationships between psychological processes, teaching and learning.

The psychology of teaching and learning group is a highly integrative cross-disciplinary research area and collaborations with academic colleagues within our wider Institute and the University. This reflects the application of a range of methodological expertise to a number of areas linked to the pedagogy of teaching and learning.

The evaluation of the University Life Design initiative explored key psychosocial outcomes through employing an intervention evaluation methodology, while Dr Charlotte Greenway’s research into additional learning needs in the classroom explores knowledge and attitudes towards attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in teaching staff, and more recently considers the impact of home schooling on Welsh parents of children with ADHD.  There has also been significant engagement with collaborative partners in institutions across the globe in this research group, with collaboration on research examining student coping strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staff working in this area:

Research Group Current Projects:

  • Evaluating the Life Design Student Personal Development Programme
  • Use of Social Stories to Reduce Disruptive Classroom Behaviours
  • Late diagnoses of Specific Learning Differences: Managing identity and engagement
  • Blended learning
  • Student confidence in research learning

Outputs from previous projects: