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Presentation
From Novice to Expert: Building the foundations of a practice based schema in undergraduate psychology students
Australian Psychological Society's 46th Annual Conference (2011)
  • Clive M Jones, Dr, Bond University
Abstract
Research into the development of professional expertise highlights the need for psychology programs to offer a long term path of practice based experiences to accompany the depth and breadth of declarative and procedural knowledge a student must attain. This paper highlights the important role of practice based experiences for undergraduate psychology students and its place in the longer term path required to develop practice expertise. Specifically, through applying a cognitive model of information processing, this paper clarifies how practice based experiences (either real or simulated) in the undergraduate years can build a crucial foundation from which the developing practitioner can cultivate their capacity to process and respond insightfully to the complex and highly nuanced environment faced within the real world of practice.
Keywords
  • Higher Education,
  • Psychology Training,
  • Clinical Education,
  • Mental Health
Publication Date
Spring October, 2011
Citation Information
Clive M Jones. "From Novice to Expert: Building the foundations of a practice based schema in undergraduate psychology students" Australian Psychological Society's 46th Annual Conference (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/clivemjones/7/