In the dynamic field of psychology education, continuous professional growth is essential for teachers to provide the best learning experiences for their students. The New Zealand Association of Psychology Teachers (NZAPT) recognizes this need and is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated conference 24th and 25th November 2023. This event presents a remarkable opportunity for educators to expand their knowledge, build networks, and gain access to valuable resources. Whether you are an experienced psychology teacher or just starting your teaching journey, attending the NZAPT Conference is a must.
1. You Don't Know What You Don't Know:
Attending the NZAPT Conference will expose you to a wide range of contexts, teaching methodologies, and research findings that you may not be aware of. As a psychology teacher, it is crucial to stay informed about the latest theories, techniques, and practices in the field. Sometimes we get stuck in the ‘this is how we’ve always done it’ and this has a negative effect on the engaging nature of our programmes. If we stay current and our students can relate to our contexts we have a better opportunity to inspire and engage. The conference will feature esteemed speakers, enlightening workshops, and engaging sessions that will broaden your understanding and introduce you to fresh ideas and perspectives.
2. Free Stuff:
Who doesn't love freebies? The NZAPT Conference appreciates the value of rewarding its attendees. There is always a goodie bag but along with the pens, lanyards and lunch you can expect exclusive perks. Being in a roomful of like minded individuals means there are always takeaways that can be adapted to create a big impact. From useful teaching resources to books, software licences, and professional development opportunities, attending the conference could provide you with tangible extras that enhance your teaching repertoire. These freebies not only add value to your experience but also serve as a reminder of the knowledge gained and connections made at the event.
3. Networking Opportunities:
Networking is an invaluable aspect of any professional conference, and the NZAPT Conference offers an exceptional platform to connect with fellow psychology educators. You'll have the opportunity to engage in conversations, exchange teaching strategies, share experiences, and collaborate with peers who share your passion for teaching psychology. The conference is also created as a way of providing a supportive community to enhance your professional journey.
4. Tangible Extras:
Beyond the wealth of knowledge and networking opportunities, the NZAPT Conference offers additional tangible extras that make attending truly worthwhile. In the past this has taken shape in the form of Starter activities like the ‘stress boats’, lolly neurons and even a lego activity. But there are also tips and tricks or common mistakes that are discussed which provide insight into why moderation or grades might not be quite hitting the mark. The conference organisers are committed to providing attendees with added value that extends beyond the event, fostering ongoing growth in your teaching practice.
Attending the NZAPT Conference at the end of 2023 is an unmissable opportunity for psychology teachers in New Zealand and beyond. The conference offers a wealth of knowledge, with expert speakers and workshops covering the latest advancements in psychology education. By participating in this event, you'll deepen your knowledge, establish valuable connections, and equip yourself with the tools necessary to amplify your teaching impact. Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity to embark on a transformative teaching journey. Register for the NZAPT Conference today and unlock the boundless potential that awaits you and your students.