Professional training in applied psychology : towards a signature pedagogy for forensic psychology training

Day, Andrew and Tytler, Russell 2012, Professional training in applied psychology : towards a signature pedagogy for forensic psychology training, Australian psychologist, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 183-189, doi: 10.1111/j.1742-9544.2011.00044.x.

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Title Professional training in applied psychology : towards a signature pedagogy for forensic psychology training
Author(s) Day, Andrew
Tytler, RussellORCID iD for Tytler, Russell
Journal name Australian psychologist
Volume number 47
Issue number 3
Start page 183
End page 189
Total pages 7
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2012-09
ISSN 0005-0067
Keyword(s) forensic psychology
professional training
Summary Forensic Psychology is a recognised and important sub-specialty of the Psychology discipline. However, after an expansion in the number of training places that were offered when programmes were first developed, recent years have seen these diminish in response to changes in university policies, resulting from reformulated Federal government funding models. In this article, we argue that it is important for the future of specialist areas of professional psychology to not only articulate the core skills and competencies that are associated with specialist practice but also to develop unique and distinctive approaches to teaching and learning signature pedagogies. Based on the premise that forensic psychological practice is, indeed, a distinctive activity that requires different skills and, importantly, different ways of thinking about the work from other areas of professional psychology, it is suggested that professional training in this area should aim to develop a signature pedagogy which combines methods of teaching and learning that have been developed in legal training programmes with principles of problem-based learning.
Notes Article first published online 8th September 2011
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1742-9544.2011.00044.x
Field of Research 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, The Australian Psychological Society
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