Skills II: Observing Others and Yourself
Skills II focusses on both study skills and research skills. In Skills I students get a mentor assigned who will supervise the meetings of Skills II The mentor and the group will have four meetings during Skills II. The focus of the first meeting in period 1 will be on study skills like reading, summarizing and mind and/or concept mapping. Also in this meeting students practice answering mc questions After the first meeting, students will write an abstract for a scientific article. The mentor will provide feedback on the abstract. During period 3, students will work in small groups on their first observational research. These research projects are methodologically supported by the courses Methods and Techniques and Statistics for Psychologists I. The projects are substantively related to the course Discover Psychology which runs in parallel to the observational study in period 3. The mentor and the group will meet three times to discuss the progress of this research. Additionally, students will present their research results individually and write a research report. Finally, the students will complete the practicals Data Processing via SPSS, Observing behaviour, and Systematic Literature Review. Furthermore, students will create portfolios to document their progress of the programme during ‘Skills II’. There will also be individual meetings on study progress with the mentor during the first, third and fifth period. The portfolio with study results will form the basis of these meetings.
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Knowledge about: Study skills: summaries, multiple choice questions, learning strategies, writing an abstract. Research skills: observing, observational research, research design, research report, writing, presenting. Self-Reflection: portfolio, study behaviour, communication skills.
The literature will be available through EleUM and is in part incorporated in the manual.