easter_bunny
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Hi all,

Is anyone here thinking of a career in Educational Psychology?

I'm revising for finals at the moment and took 'psychology in education' as a last minute module choice due to another module's cancellation. What I didn't realise is that it was available to education students as well, so 75% of the course is explaining what statistical significance is and who Piaget is, etc etc. I am tearing my hair out with the sheer lack of stuff there is to learn as have no idea how to even write an essay on any of this.

So, if there are any potential educational psychologists out there, what is it that attracts you to educational psychology as a career? What do you think educational psychology achieves? This isn't meant to be slating educational psychology (I was considering it as a career at one point) but more of a debate, I'm just really interested in what role educational psychology has within Psychology as a discipline.

Give me your opinions!
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I'm interested in it. I did a module on 'disorders of language and cognition' at uni and volunteered
in a dyslexia unit at a local primary school and found it really interesting. Basically I really find all the sen stuff interesting and also like working with children, plus it would be an excellent way to use my degree practically and possibly do some research
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Purely interest, as well. I don't think it pays very well unless you have alot of experience or are very specialist in a certain area. There are so many overlaps in my course "psychology and education", particularly with the development aspect. I love it!!
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Once you qualify, you can get quite a lot of money

http://www.bps.org.uk/careers/what-d...tional.cfm#pay
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