Chapter 9. Onwards and Upwards

Teaching Postgraduate Students

  1. Dominic Upton Head Chair Fellow specialist and
  2. Annie Trapp Director founding member
  1. Jacqui Akhurst PhD principal lecturer senior lecturer

Published Online: 29 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320732.ch9

Teaching Psychology in Higher Education

Teaching Psychology in Higher Education

How to Cite

Akhurst, J. (2009) Onwards and Upwards, in Teaching Psychology in Higher Education (eds D. Upton and A. Trapp), BPS Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320732.ch9

Editor Information

  1. University of Worcester, UK

Author Information

  1. York St John University, in York, England, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405195508

Online ISBN: 9781444320732



  • onwards and upwards - teaching postgraduate students;
  • changing postgraduate psychology landscape in the UK and its impacts;
  • cognitive and skill development of postgraduate psychology students;
  • competence-based training - as basis for postgraduate psychology programme development;
  • supervision and mentoring - important contributors to postgraduate students' learning;
  • research consultation role - for graduates of research master's and PhD programmes;
  • principles characterising adult learning - of great relevance to postgraduates;
  • competence-based training and assessment;
  • supervision and mentoring forms - personal support role for trainees;
  • roles and functions of supervision


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cognitive Development Considerations

  • Competence-Based Training and Assessment

  • Supervision and Mentoring

  • Work-Based Experience and Collaboration

  • Service-User Involvement

  • Problem-Based Learning

  • Virtual Learning Environments

  • Postgraduates Who Teach Psychology

  • Conclusion

  • References