The European Society for Psychology Learning and Teaching
We are an academic organisation whose aim is to advance the learning and teaching of psychology at all educational levels, and to provide a forum to engage researchers and teachers of psychology in communication and exchange.
A milestone of this network came in 2009, with the bid and founding of the European Psychology Learning and Teaching (EuroPLAT) network by the European Commission within the Erasmus program. Each country within the European Union with tertiary Psychology Education was represented in this network with at least one partner (and Turkey). The network was represented for the first time in the same year at an international conference with a EuroPLAT teaching strand at the European Congress of Psychology, Oslo, Norway. In 2010, the 5th Biennial Psychology Learning & Teaching Conference (PLAT2010) was held in in conjunction with EuroPLAT, Edinburgh, UK.
In 2011, another EuroPLAT teaching strand was conducted at the European Congress of Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey. In 2012, the first stand-alone EuroPLAT conference was organized in Vilnius, Lithuania. Unfortunately, the founding of the EuroPLAT network ended in 2013 with a final EuroPLAT teaching strand at the European Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden, and the collaborative Work on enhancing Psychology Education on a European level experienced a caesura.
Finally, an international group of scholars, partly former members of the EuroPLAT network, decided to resurrect the tradition of scholarly exchange on Psychology learning and teaching in 2016. As a consequence, the second EuroPLAT conference was conducted in Salzburg, Austria in 2017 under the auspices of Prof. Dr. Joerg Zumbach. At this conference, the inaugural meeting and founding of the European Society for Psychology Learning and Teaching (ESPLAT) took place with an election of a founding executive committee under the presidency of Dr. Sally Wiggins (University of Linköping, Sweden).
Utrecht, Utrecht 3512 HE Nederland
The conference marks a pivotal moment in the early years of ESPLAT, after two years since the first meeting of delegates at the EuroPLAT conference in Salzburg, where it was officially decided that we would establish a new European Society for Psychology Learning and [...]Meer weten