Research is one of the core functions of the Psychological Service.
Research is a process of inquiry and development which aims to answer a specific question or questions to support evidence based developments, knowledge and skills within the authority.
Evaluation of specific initiatives
Supporting the effective development of initiatives and approaches to learning and teaching e.g. Visible Learning (John Hattie), Metacognition and Feedback, mindset
Implementation and evaluation of evidenced based professional learning to schools e.g. Restorative Approaches, De-escalation, Universal Nurturing Approaches etc. within the context of North Ayrshire which link directly with the authority’s planning processes. (Schools can access a range of professional learning through our Professional Learning Menu.
Research work undertaken by the Psychology Service operates within British Psychological Society (BPS) Ethical Code of Conduct
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