This student workbook is designed to go with the unit plan and powerpoint for Chapter 1 in IB Psychology: A Student's Guide.

Student Workbook (First Draft): Introduction to Psychology Unit

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I began for the first time last year trialing and creating student workbooks for each of my units. The feedback from students was positive, so I’m in the process of making workbooks that accompany all my units available for teachers.

What I like about hard copy workbooks for students is that all their notes and key information is in the one place. They can still tear it up into individual worksheets and pages later on as they organize their folders if they want to. The students I’ve found that benefit the most are those that struggle to keep themselves organized.

Here I’ve attached my workbook that I will give my students for our first introductory unit (which starts Monday). This workbook accompanies the content in Chapter One ofย IB Psychology: A Student’s Guide.ย 

You can download the workbook HERE!!!

Note: this is the pre-designed version. Kim (our amazing graphic designer) is in the process of making this look far more professional and engaging for students. I will post that edition as soon as it’s finished; I just wanted to release this asap for teachers who are starting already.

If you make your own workbook versions, you can send them to me and I can post them on the blog for others to see and use (giving you credit of course), and/or you can post them to our facebook group. I’m sure other teachers would be really grateful.

As always, I value feedback. If you see any errors and/or if you see ways this could be improved, please leave a comment. Similarly, if this is a helpful resource it’s good for me know (as that keeps me motivated to keep making them ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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      Thanks Aradhana – I wanted to publish it as a word doc’ to make it easy for people to adapt to their own preferences and contexts, so I’m pleased that you can see how you can do this ๐Ÿ™‚

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      At Themantic Education one of our primary mission is to reduce teacher (and student) stress, Sue, so it’s nice to hear that this will help ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. I am just looking again at your workbook and was thinking about the ‘by the end of this unit guiding questions’
    I think what I might do is make 2 identical copies of the guiding questions (one as you have placed it) and get the students to use the traffic light system and highlight each one as we complete it with green (fully understand), orange (some areas still unsure of), red (only very basic understanding ). Then have the second copy at the end of the workbook and get the students to colour code them again after end of topic/chapter to see whether their understanding has increased as they start to link it all together. I did something similar in my A Level teaching and did find that for most students their rating had changed for the better.

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  2. I cannot thank you enough! Just today I got your Student’s Guide and I was going through Chapter 1 and thinking how to effectively share it with students (with a little panic in my mind) and now I am looking at this post (and Jeopardy) and I feel relieved. I am looking forward to use all these materials and ideas in action.
    As a first time teacher I may not be giving you so much constructive feedback (yet…), but I just want to say – thank you, please don’t stop ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Thanks, Marian. I’ll keep going ๐Ÿ™‚

      Are you a member of our teachers facebook group? I plan on posting unit plans to that facebook group. Just today I will try to post the unit plan for the introduction to that group. It might be of some help, too.

      1. I look forward. I am a member of teachers Facebook group – Marian Vanek is my real name, but I have a cover name on Facebook – Mauritius (my old nickname) Van Egg (Vanek and also “from egg” – which actually all of us are from egg…). Hope you don’t mind my sense of humour ๐Ÿ™‚

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          I love it! There are a number of people who use aliases on facebook, which makes sense. It’s just hard for me to keep up with who’s who sometimes, but I’ll try ๐Ÿ™‚

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      We’re open to the idea of an e-book possibility, but at this stage there are no definite plans to make the book an e-book. However, we will soon start releasing digital products for teachers and students.

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  6. Travis, its like godsend your resources!

    Just last couple of days before the school reopening, I was contemplating to myself how the new syllabus is going to work out, and there are loads of resource available which one is more focused and student friendly and so on..

    Thanks for your guidance and knowledge

    Regards
    Shanmuga Vadivu

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