Research, introduction

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‚Äôs 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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