DE200 Course overview day
This day gives an overview of the module "DE200 - Investigating psychology 2". The material presented covers the entire course and attending these sessions gives students the advantage of understanding the framework of the course and being mindful of what to concentrate on for the TMAs in the module.
The day is aimed at students about to start the module but is also beneficial for those not currently studying it who are thinking of registering for future presentations.
Students say that these days are inspirational and packed with content, making them excellent value in terms of time and money. As there will be other courses running at the venue for the day, you can also take the opportunity to meet other students and tutors from these courses.
Registration will take place from 9.30am. Lectures will start at 10.00 am. The day will finish at approximately 4.30pm. The timetable for the event can be found here LOUPS 2018 DE200 timetable.
Tutors and programmes
DE200 Investigating psychology 2
This level two module is a compulsory one for all the Open University accredited psychology degrees and one of the few modules which still have an exam. In addition to covering the four core areas of biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, DE200 focuses on a variety of psychological research methods and emphasises the need to examine topics from different perspectives. The module is a demanding one and the exam questions require integration of material from across the module. Having an overview of the module contents is very important therefore in providing a framework for both making the module material easier to understand and as a basis for integration of the material from different areas of study.
The overview day is tutored by a very popular associate lecturer, Dr Alan Pechey, whose Cambridge PhD examined modality effects in human memory and how to best present information for effective recall. Alan has been teaching OU psychology courses for over 25 years. In addition to providing a summary of key material, he will give expert advice on how to tackle the assessments and how to start preparing for the exam from the start of the module.
The day involves the following four sessions:
- · From social to cognitive psychology: an overview of Book 1.
- · From cognitive to biological psychology: an overview of Book 2.
- · From biological to developmental psychology: an overview of Book 3.
- · Assessments and how to cope with them.
Please note that we will have available places on the day but all tickets will be £40 (no member discount). We therefore recommend that you book in advance to benefit from our members discount (if applicable).
Please note that this is a paperless event.
To be more environmentally friendly and to help manage our prices we will make electronic copies of any relevant handouts available to all registered attendees, either in advance so that those who need printed versions have plenty of time to organise these, or shortly after the event if the tutor has decided that this is more appropriate for their lecture. These are for attendees' personal use and may not be shared.
We'd like to thank our tutors for working to ensure that their presentations do not contain material to which they do not have copyright and for making them available in this way. And in advance, we'd like to thank all of you who support us in actively contributing toward a paperless environment and saving a few trees along the way !
|Our overview day will be held at the Amnesty International HRAC, 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA.|
Are located on the Lower Ground Floor (-3) and can be accessed via lift or the stairs. Baby changing facilities are available in the disabled/gender neutral toilet.
There are water dispensers just outside the Auditorium entrance, in the Conference Room, and in the Atrium. Action Room 2 has a kitchenette and the tap water can be used for drinking water. Please ask the events team for jugs and cups if required.
The HRAC is fully wheelchair accessible – the entrance is on street level; there is a wheelchair accessible passenger lift to all levels; and all corridors and circulation areas are wheelchair accessible.
There is a unisex accessible toilet on the lower ground floor for visitors, which is fitted with an emergency alarm.
There is a chair lift fitted for access to the stage in the auditorium for speakers and a ramp for the lower platform.
There is an infrared hearing system fitted in the auditorium, portable induction loop on the reception desk and a further portable induction loop for use in other areas.
In the event of an emergency all floors are equipped with evac-chairs and refuge areas. Event organisers should consult visitors requiring assistance on their preference.
All service dogs are welcome.
Travel and directions
The Human Rights Action Centre has excellent public transport links.
The nearest tube and rail stations are within 10 minutes walk:
- Old Street (Northern line)
- Liverpool Street (National Rail, and Central, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City underground lines)
- Shoreditch High Street station (Overground)
The HRAC is on a main road with bus services from each of these stations and many other parts of London.