Psychology - Careers, education and training Psychology is one of the most popular subjects to study because it has a big impact on all areas of life, from education and health, to the economy and crime. Psychologists apply scientific methodology to explain human behaviour. They formulate theories, test hypotheses through observation and experiment, and analyse their reports with statistical techniques that help them identify important findings. If you are interested in finding out why people behave the way they do or how the brain works then psychology could be for you. Whether you are at school, studying at university or have already started your career, our resources will help you make the most of your potential. Careers in Psychology Our Careers Portal contains information on how to become a psychologist, studying, work experience tips and changing your career. Accredited courses and training programmes Search for accredited courses and how to get a course accredited. Learning Centre and CPD Psychological testing Society qualifications
CIC Skills Site Safe - Site Specific Safety Planning - pre-start document A Site Specific Safety Plan is a communication tool between subcontractors and main contractors. When used correctly, it ensures that relevant site information is regularly updated and safety is monitored. A Site Specific Safety Plan should be completed prior to commencement of work onsite. A comprehensive plan has been developed and can be downloaded for easy use. We've also provided an example of a Task Analysis worksheet - an easy to complete tool that you can incorporate into your daily hazard management routine. To create a management plan to suit your individual needs Site Safe members can receive consultancy advice from one of our regional Safety, Health & Environmental Advisors. Another option is by booking a seat on the Advanced Passport Course. Contact Site Safe's Communications Manager Lauren Prestney at email@example.com if you have any queries, ideas or comments in regards to improvements to be made to the the SSSP master document.
Careers using foreign languages A knowledge of one or more foreign languages can be useful in a wide range of careers. For some jobs, such as translating, interpreting and language teaching, language skills are one of the main requirements. For other jobs a combination of languages and other qualifications, knowledge or skills may be needed. For example, people with languages plus IT, law, finance or sales skills are much sought-after. Specialist language occupations These include working as a translator, interpreter, language teacher or linguist. Though the terms interpreting/interpretation and translating/translation are often used interchangeably, these professions are different. Translation Translators translate written material from one language to another. To be a translator you need the ability to write and express yourself very well in the target language, usually your native tongue, and a good knowledge of the source language(s), usually foreign languages. Interpreting Language teaching and training Linguistics
TL Forum 1999: Davis - integrating problem based learning into undergraduate teaching Teaching and Learning Forum 99 [ Contents ] Peter R. Davis, Senior Lecturer Department of Construction Management School of Architecture Construction and PlanningCurtin University of Technology The theory of Problem Based Learning (PBL) is discussed and applied to a final year unit of teaching in the BAppSc (Construction Management and Economics) Course. Outline The Department of Construction Management offers a course that includes a Problem Based Learning (PBL) unit. The unit, which is in the final year, contains small group case studies and presentations (Curtin University of Technology, 1997). Develop lateral thinking in problem solving Develop and require group interaction and communication skills Provide real life experiences in the built environment Question The core idea of PBL in education is to use problems as the focus of student involvement. Secondary issues are concerned with: Context Problem based learning Table 1: Typical features of the PBL approach (Boud & Feletti, 1997)
Nursing NHS Careers > Explore by career > Nursing If you want to work in an environment that's interesting, rewarding and challenging, a career in nursing has plenty to offer. Nurses form the largest group of staff in the NHS and are a crucial part of the healthcare team. So, if you're caring, compassionate and have a commitment to helping people, you'll find a role that suits you. Education and training To work as a nurse in the NHS, you must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which means you'll need a degree in nursing. It is possible to work your way up from a healthcare assistant and progress to apply for a place on a degree course. You'll also find lots of information on the Nursing Careers website. Roles available Depending on experience and training there are plenty of opportunities for you to rise up the ranks to manage teams, run wards and even reach consultant level, if desired.There are many different roles available in nursing. Adult nurses Mental health nurses
Engineering Council - recognising professional excellence - Engineering Council Home Learning Curve – the lecturer and the students As New Zealand begins one of the biggest rebuilding projects in its history, the demand for skilled and qualified tradespeople will increase substantially. In this second part of our education feature, we talk to a lecturer and two students at Unitec, in Auckland. The lecturer Douw Van Zyl, Architectural Technology Lecturer Douw Van Zyl has spent over a decade teaching architecture in New Zealand and South Africa. What do you teach? What are the key skills students learn in the qualification you teach? What existing skills should students have when considering studying the qualification you teach to get the most out of their studies? What do you think education in the field you teach offers students, compared to learning ‘on the job’? What advice do you give graduating students? The students Emily Morrison completed a Bachelor of Construction in 2010 at Unitec’s Mt Albert Campus. What did you study and why did it appeal to you? How did you choose a course from those available?