Take a deep dive into the Psychology of Movement with the Movement in Practice Academy by enrolling on this 8 week tutorial programme. Working at Level 7 (that’s Master’s level) we’ll look at what happens to us socially, cognitively, emotionally and physically when we move.
When you move, you improve
The Psychology of Movement Tutorial Programme with Psychologist, Dr Peter Lovatt & Occupational Therapist, Lindsey Lovatt.
The aim of the tutorial programme is for you to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a Movement in Practice Implementation Plan that can be applied in your own professional setting to enhance human experiences. For example, you might apply it in a business setting to enhance teamwork or creativity, or in an education setting to improve focus and problem-solving, or in a healthcare setting to improve physical or emotional well-being. We will focus on three core skills: 1. The evidence-base which underlies the Psychology of Movement. 2. Practical Techniques for engaging people with the Psychology of Movement 3. The development of your Movement in Practice Implementation Plan. The perfect combination of evidence, technique and implementation.
The perfect combination of evidence, technique and implementation.
We will focus on three core skills: 1. The evidence-base which underlies the Psychology of Movement. 2. Practical Techniques for engaging people with the Psychology of Movement 3. The development of your Movement in Practice Implementation Plan The perfect combination of evidence, technique and implementation.
What’s in the Course?
The Psychology of Movement is concerned with understanding the relationship between human movement and its affect on a range of psychological characteristics. The psychological characteristics examined in this course are: Social, Cognitive, Emotional and Physical. This course is focused around four key questions:
To what extent can movement enhance aspects of social interaction?
To what extent can movement change the way the people think and solve problems?
To what extent can movement change the way people feel?
To what extent can movement change our physical state?
Theory and Application
Each session will be focused around a particular research or theory paper. Students will have read the paper prior to the session and the paper will be presented and discussed by the group. The aim of this element of the course is to foster an understanding of current theoretical and methodological approaches to the psychology of movement and of how these affect the way the knowledge base is interpreted.
During each session we will move from theory to application by discussing how the theoretical concepts and research findings can be applied in business, education, health and or social care settings. The aim of this element of the course is to develop a deep and systematic understanding within this specialised field of study and its interrelationship with other relevant disciplines.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the learning format?
The Psychology of Movement Tutorial Programme is based on the model of small group supervision, where we discuss, present and think about the application of theory and research in business, education, health and social care settings. The settings we discuss will be based on the specific interests of tutees.
How many teaching and learning sessions are included?
There will be eight 2-hour tutorial sessions plus each tutee will have the opportunity to engage in two one-to-one sessions with the teaching team.
Where will the learning take place?
The tutorials and one-to-one sessions will take place over Zoom.
How many students will attend each tutorial?
The tutorial sessions are limited to a maximum of 10 tutees
How frequently will tutorials take place?
Tutorials take place on a weekly basis.
What day and time will tutorials take place?
For the September 2022 cohort – you can choose to attend either a morning or afternoon session. Tutorials will be between 10am-noon, and between 3pm-5pm (UK time). Tutorials will take place on Thursdays.
Please note: you are only required to attend one tutorial per week, either in the morning or the afternoon.
What are the Tutorial Programme term dates?
For the September 2022 cohort the Tutorial dates are: September 22, 29, October 6, 13 and November 3, 10, 17, 24. Please note: there will be no tutorials on October 20 and 27.
What will happen in the “Theory” sessions?
Theory sessions will be led by Dr Peter Lovatt and will focus on the critical analysis and evaluation of key research and/or theory papers in the psychology of movement. These sessions will take a problem-solving approach and the endpoint of each session will be focused on how the psychology of movement can be applied in the real world.
What will happen in the “Application” sessions?
Applied sessions will be led by Lindsey Lovatt and will focus on how to develop movement based programmes. Sessions will include applied practical techniques, groupwork skills, focus on over-coming barriers to development and support in planning a movement based programme.
Successful completion of the course requires attendance at, and engagement with, 6 out of 8 tutorial sessions and the submission of a Movement in Practice Implementation Plan. At the end of the course students will receive a Movement in Practice Certificate of Completion.
Movement in Practice Facilitator Status
Once you have completed the Psychology of Movement Tutorial Programme you are eligible to apply for Movement in Practice Facilitator Status. Further information on this next step wil be made available during the Tutorial Programme.
Movement in Practice Facilitator Status is awarded following the implementation of a Movement in Practice Implementation Plan and its documentation.