DE300 Course overview day
This day gives an overview of the module "DE300 - Investigating psychology 3". 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 downloaded here LOUPS 2018 DE300 timetable.
Tutors and programmes
DE300 and Study Skills Overview Day
We have two experienced tutors providing overviews of the key approaches covered by this Level 3 course.
Professor Frédéric Vallée-Tourangeau obtained his PhD from McGill University in 1993. He has taught in the UK for the past 25 years, first at the University of Hertfordshire, and at Kingston University since 2003. He joined the OU as an associate lecturer in 2006, teaching on DD303 Cognitive Psychology for 10 years. He currently teaches on DE200 and DE300 and this since their inception. His research has explored causal and Bayesian reasoning, problem solving and creativity. He recently edited a book on insight problem solving (Insight: On the Origins of New Ideas) for Routledge.
- Session 1: Memory, experimental designs and analysis of variance.
- Session 2: Creativity, surveys, and multiple regression.
Dr Alison Davies has been involved with the OU since 1999, first as a psychology undergraduate student and then as a post-graduate student. She completed her PhD at the OU in 2014, regularly works as an academic consultant for the OU and has contributed materials for several current undergraduate and post-graduate modules. Alison co-authored one of the discourse chapters for the module DE300, which draws on some of the data from her thesis, and as an associate lecturer with the OU currently teaches on DE300, DD317, DD310 and D240. She has also taught psychology modules at the University of West London and English for Academic Purposes to international students at the University of Hertfordshire, and is a qualified, practising therapist, with a background in psychodynamic and person-centred methods.
- Session 1: Qualitative methodologies: focusing on experience and discourse
The main focus of the session will be on the two text-based approaches taught on DE300; phenomenology and discourse. We will look at the different types of knowledge captured by each approach and some key analytic concepts. The session will conclude by contrasting the two approaches and discussing their relative strengths and limitations.
- Session 2: Searching and synthesising
The focus of this session is on literature searching and synthesing findings into a coherent account or argument. These are important skills for all Level 3 assignments, but are of particular relevance to writing a good research proposal and research report.
Please note that no advice on specific TMAs will be given.
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.