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Jonathan Firth has been teaching at Hutchesons’ Grammar School, Glasgow, since 2001. He gained an MA in Psychology at the University of St.Andrews, and an MSc in Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh.
Jonathan is interested in human memory, and in how an understanding of memory can be applied to education.
Currently he is researching the application of the ‘spacing effect’ to classroom tasks, using video resources. He is also researching individual differences in science education, including how differences in attainment link to issues such as classroom organisation, syllabus, attitudes, social interaction with peers, and cognitive factors.
Jonathan is active in promoting and developing Psychology education. To this end he has attended and spoken at a number of Psychology CPD events including several conferences of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology (Scotland), and authored/co-authored both textbooks and teaching resources. He is currently a member of the British Psychological Society’s working party on pre-tertiary psychology education.
Firth, J. (2015). National 5 & CfE Higher Psychology Course Notes. Glasgow: Leckie & Leckie (forthcoming).
Firth, J. (2011). Higher Psychology: Success Guide. Glasgow: Leckie & Leckie.
Staddon, G., Duffy, A., Cherrie, R., Firth, J. and McDermott, J. (2005). Psychology for Higher. Paisley: Unity Publications.