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Mathematics and Science Learning Centre

Mr Matt Jarvis

Matt Jarvis

B.Sc, PGCE, MA, C.Psychol, AFBPsS, FSET, MAPS, AHEA

Matt Jarvis currently holds a portfolio of professional roles. At Southampton University he co-ordinates and delivers the programme of Continuing Professional Development for Teachers of Psychology. Matt also inputs to the PGCE in Psychology at Sussex University. In addition Matt is the e-Learning Manager and Course Lead for Health & Social Care at Totton College and Editor of Psychology Review Magazine.

Matt has over 20 years teaching experience, predominantly at post-16 level, and has held a range of management positions. He has been heavily involved in Psychology Curriculum Development, having co-written two A-level specifications and the British Psychological Society’s last two reports on the future of Psychology at pre-degree level. Matt is perhaps best known as an author of over 20 successful textbooks for A-level, undergraduate and post-graduate level. His current texts on the teaching of psychology and classroom ICT are regarded as the industry standards. Matt has also authored and co-authored a number of academic papers and writes a regular column for the journal Psychology Teaching Review.

 

Responsibilities

• Course Lead for CPD for Psychology Teachers

Consultancies

• Former member of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology’s steering committee

• Former member of the British Psychological Society’s Psychology Education Board and Standing Committee on Pre-Tertiary Psychology

External activities & associations

• Editor and Online Materials Developer, Psychology Review, Hodder Publishers

• Psychology Consultant, National Science Learning Centre

• Visiting Tutor, Sussex University

• Columnist, Psychology Teaching Review

• e-Learning Manager & Course Lead for Health & Social Care, Totton College

Publications

Editorial & Review

2000-2004 Series Editor for the Angles on Psychology series, Nelson Thornes

2009-2011 Series Consultant for the Psychology for the Classroom series, Routledge

2011- Reviewer for Psychology Teaching Review (British Psychological Society)

2011- Reviewer for Teaching & Teacher Education (Elsevier)

2011- Grant reviewer for ESRC

Recent peer-reviewed journal articles

Jarvis, M. (2007) Who nurtures the nurturer? CPD and the psychology teacher. The Psychologist 20, 614-6.

Jarvis, M. (2010) Informing the research agenda in psychology teaching: who is doing what in related professions? E-Journal of Psychology Teaching 1, 2-7.

Jarvis, M. (2011) Defending the honour of psychology A-level. The Psychologist 24, 674-5.

Jarvis M, Collins, H. & Gauntlett, L. (2011) Are mash-ups the future for on-line learning platforms? Psychology A-level students' judgements about VLE and MUPPLE interfaces. Psychology Teaching Review 17, 83-90.

Recent conference papers

Jarvis, M. (2006) Learning strategies and AS-level achievement: an exploratory study. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the European Learning Styles Information Network 11. June 2006, University of Oslo.

Jarvis, M. (2006) Moments of transition and the exercise of vital powers: crisis and opportunity in the future of psychology teaching. Paper presented at the ‘It may be psychology but not as we know it’ conference. September 2006, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Jarvis, M. (2008) Imaginative use of the Internet. Paper delivered at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology, Lincoln University, July 2008.

Jarvis, M. (2010) Informing the research agenda in psychology teaching: who is doing what in related professions? Paper delivered at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology, Keele University July 2010.

Jarvis, M. (2011) Imaginative use of ICT in the psychology classroom. Paper delivered at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology, Hertfortshire University July 2011.

Jarvis, M. (2012) Student perceptions of practical work in the era of strategic learning. Paper to be delivered at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society, London Connaught Rooms, April 2012.

Jarvis, M. (2012) From Big Bang to Zombie Apocalypse: Popular culture in the teaching of psychology. Paper delivered at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology, Aston University, July 2012.

Jarvis, M. (2013) Is Psychology A-level fit for purpose? Findings from mixed teacher and academic focus groups. Paper delivered at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society, Harrogate International Centre, April 2013.

Jarvis, M. (2014) The self-actualised Virtual Learning Environment. Paper delivered at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology, Loughborough University, July 2014.

Jarvis, M. (2016) Embedded learning. Paper delivered at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology. Sussex University, July 2016.

Books (professional)

Jarvis, M. (2005) The psychology of effective learning and teaching. Cheltenham, Nelson Thornes.

Jarvis, M. (2006) Teaching post-16 psychology. Cheltenham, Nelson Thornes.

Jarvis, M. (2011) Teaching 14-19 psychology: issues & techniques. London, Routledge.

Jarvis, M. (2014) Brilliant classroom ICT. London, Routledge.

Duffy, K.J. & Jarvis, M. (Eds) (in prep) Handbook of psychology teaching. London, Routledge.

Books (student)

Jarvis, M. (1999) Sport psychology. London, Routledge

Jarvis, M. (2000) Theoretical perspectives in psychology. London, Routledge

Jarvis, M., Russell, J., Flanagan, C. & Dolan, L. (2000) Angles on psychology. Cheltenham, Nelson Thornes

Jarvis, M. (2001) Angles on child psychology. Cheltenham, Nelson Thornes.

Russell, J. & Jarvis, M. (2002) Key ideas in psychology. Cheltenham, Nelson Thornes.

Jarvis, M., Putwain, D. & Dwyer, D. (2002) Angles on atypical psychology. Cheltenham, Nelson Thornes.

Russell, J. & Jarvis, M. (2003) (Eds) Angles on applied psychology. Cheltenham, Nelson Thornes.

Jarvis, M. (2004) Psychodynamic psychology: classical theory and contemporary research. London, Thomson Learning.

Jarvis, M., Russell, J & Gorman P (2004) Angles on psychology 2nd ed. Cheltenham, Nelson Thornes.

Jarvis, M. (2006) Sport psychology: a student handbook. London, Routledge.

Jarvis, M. (2007) Psychology for WJEC AS-level. London, Hodder & Stoughton.

Jarvis, M., Russell, J. & Lawton, J.M. (2008) Exploring psychology for AS-level. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Jarvis, M. & Russell, J. (2008) Angles on psychology for AS-level 3rd ed. Haddenham, Folens.

Jarvis, M., Russell, J. & Lawton, J.M. (2009) Exploring psychology for A2-level. Haddenham, Folens.

Jarvis, M. & Russell, J. (2009) Angles on psychology for A2-level 2nd ed. Haddenham, Folens.

Russell, J. & Jarvis, M. (2011) Psychology for WJEC AS-level 2nd ed. London, Hodder & Stoughton.

Jarvis, M., Russell, J., Gauntlett, L. & Crooke, P. (2012) Psychology for OCR AS-level. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Jarvis, M., Russell, J., Gauntlett, L. & Lintern, F. (2015) Psychology for OCR AS-level 2nd ed. Oxford, Oxford University Press

Jarvis, M., Russell, J., Gauntlett, L. & Lintern, F. (2016) Psychology for OCR A-level 2nd ed. Oxford, Oxford University Press

Flanagan, C., Berry, D., Jarvis, M. & Liddle, R. (2015) Psychology for AQA A-level. Cheltenham, Illuminate.

Flanagan, C., Berry, D., Jarvis, M. & Liddle, R. (2016) Psychology for AQA A-level (Year 2). Cheltenham, Illuminate.

Reports

Banyard, P., Jarvis, M., Brunswick, V. & Duffy, K.J. (2013) The Chicheley Report: Recommendations for future developments in Psychology A-level. Leicester, British Psychological Society.

 





 

 

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