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Presentation
Beyond the Boulder model: realigning our sights on the undergraduate psychology years
28th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) (2014)
  • Clive M Jones, Dr, Bond University
Abstract
It is time for a reassessment of our undergraduate psychology programs and their relation to the scientist-practitioner model and a need to consider more seriously the outcomes for our undergraduate students. The effective training of any professional is an important responsibility that universities undoubtedly must uphold. Due to the extensive range of professionals trained through the university sector and the potential impact that all graduates can have in people’s lives, university students must be equipped in the best possible way to ensure professional expertise is encouraged across all domains. This chapter highlights the important role of long term practical experience in the development of professional expertise within the university student and provides a template to demonstrate how practical experience can be incorporated incrementally within university degrees from first year through to graduation as a way to ensure the sound development of professional acumen.
Keywords
  • Undergraduate,
  • Higher Education,
  • Psychology,
  • Teaching,
  • Practice Placements,
  • Scientist-practitioner
Publication Date
Summer July, 2014
Citation Information
Clive M Jones. "Beyond the Boulder model: realigning our sights on the undergraduate psychology years" 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/clivemjones/4/