Morag Williamson is a long-standing ATP committee member, and represents ATP Scotland at the European Federation of Psychology Teachers’ Associations (EFPTA), where she is also Secretary of the Board.
Having taught psychology in schools and colleges in Scotland and England for more years than she cares to remember, she is passionate about promoting psychology education as part of the core curriculum for all young people.
The ATPS is the Scottish branch of the UK Association for the Teaching of Psychology (ATP). Scotland has a long and illustrious history of the study of human behaviour and experience, including most notably David Hume's "Treatise of Human Nature" in the 1730s. Following the introduction of Psychology courses, the ATPS was established in 2001 as a branch of its parent association, the ATP (UK).
In Scotland we have approximately 30 members, who are school teachers and college lecturers from as far afield as the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland, the south-west and Borders, as well as from the main centres of population - Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.
ATPS holds a one-day CPD event every year, usually in September. It is organised by the ATPS team which has a representative on the ATP (UK) committee.
ATP Scotland annual CPD day Saturday 21st September 2019, Perth – Postponed - further details to follow
Soon after the start of the 2019-20 session, ATPS members will once again get together to share experiences, information and ideas in psychology teaching . How did the first year of the new Higher work out for you and your students? do you think the new(ish)National 5 is well bedded in now?
The programme for the day will be practitioner-led, and will include a keynote speaker, updates and workshops, with plenty of opportunities for discussion. Delegate feedback year on year tells us that this annual event provides excellent subject-specific CPD. Programme details will be available soon.
We’ll be at the A.K. Bell library in Perth again. The delegate fee has been increased slightly due to rising costs, however it is still very good value at £50, including buffet lunch and refreshments. There is a reduced fee of £15 for students / student teachers (contact Morag at email@example.com for details – don’t use the Paypal button below).
Why not book your place now! Also, share the info with your colleagues – there are still some psychology teachers out there who don’t know about the ATP/ATPS and the support and CPD opportunities we offer! You need to be an ATP / ATPS member to take part. If you're not already a member, join here.