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Meet our new CEO, David Ensor

David Ensor joined APAC some six months ago and has been consulting widely with our stakeholders.

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Efforts to decolonise psychology education

This symposium was held at the Ausplat conference in September 2023. The symposium comprised four presentations that outlined work undertaken by AIPEP Community of Practice members.

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Explaining research competencies

Professional competency 3.17 of APAC’s Accreditation Standards states that psychology graduates need to “Investigate a substantive individual research question relevant to the discipline of psychology”. But what does that mean in practice?

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Overcoming the challenges of disability

Ryan Armer, a legally blind fourth-year Psychology student, Darlene McLennan, manager of the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training, and Associate Professor Melissa Davis, a member of APAC’s Accreditation Assessment Committee, discuss the challenges facing students with disabilities.

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Teachers discussing psychology in schools

Secondary school teachers of psychology played an important part in the recent AusPLAT 2023 conference in nipaluna/Hobart.

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Voices from AusPLAT 2023

APAC attended AusPLAT 2023 in nipaluna/Hobart. Our Communications Advisor chatted to attendees during the breaks. Here are their voices.

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ChatGPT and the challenge of artificial intelligence

In this episode we talk about artificial intelligence and what it means for learning and teaching with Dr Guy Curtis.

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Inter-professional learning: an introduction

What is inter-professional learning? Why is it useful and how can psychology academics integrate it into their courses with confidence?

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Using the Evidence Guide

How can psychology higher education providers know if they’re meeting the Accreditation Standards?

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Benchmarking explained

What is benchmarking and how can higher education providers make it work well for them?

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Developing cultural responsiveness

How do higher education providers introduce an understanding of cultural responsiveness to psychology students?

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What’s it like to be assessed?

What’s it like to have your learning and teaching, your facilities and your curriculum examined, and to have staff and students chat with our assessors?

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Accreditation: a brief history and why it matters

What’s the reason for accreditation and does it serve a positive purpose?

In this episode we discuss the value and validity of the accreditation process itself. Our guest is Michael Carpenter, CEO of APAC.

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On the outside looking in

Meet one of our Assessors, who shares her insights into psychology education and into the assessment process that underpins program accreditation.

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Inside the engine room: APAC’s Accreditation Assessment Committee

What is APAC’s Accreditation Assessment Committee? In this podcast, AAC Chair, Professor Alison Garton, takes us through the answers.

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Assessments: why, how and when?

Listen to our podcast on why accreditation assessments matter and how education providers can get ready to make an assessment a painless process.

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