Talking APAC
Developing cultural responsiveness

Developing cultural responsiveness

July 5, 2022

How do higher education providers introduce an understanding of cultural responsiveness to psychology students? We're joined by three academics from the University of Western Australia to discuss the issues. Professor Pat Dudgeon is Australia’s first identified Indigenous psychologist. Dr Joanna Alexi is a research associate. And Professor Romola Bucks is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health and Medical Research) and a member of the APAC Board. You can read the Guardian article mentioned in discussion here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/02/australia-needs-to-decolonise-its-mental-health-system-and-empower-more-indigenous-psychologists 

What’s it like to be assessed?

What’s it like to be assessed?

May 24, 2022

What’s it like to have your learning and teaching, your facilities and your curriculum examined, and to have staff and students chat with our assessors? Associate Professor Linda Byrne is deputy head of the School of Psychology at Deakin University, where she was a key participant in the assessment process that APAC carried out there in 2020.

Accreditation: a brief history and why it matters

Accreditation: a brief history and why it matters

March 21, 2022

What’s the reason for accreditation and does it serve a positive purpose? In this episode we discuss the value and validity of the accreditation process itself. Our guest is Michael Carpenter, CEO of APAC and a Board member of the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR), the Australian Institute of Business and the National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia. The paper referred to in the discussion is published by BMC Medical Education and can be found at https://rdcu.be/cIY2k. 

On the outside looking in

On the outside looking in

January 17, 2022

Meet one of our Assessors, who shares her insights into psychology education and into the assessment process that underpins program accreditation. Professor Elizabeth Jones is Head of the Department of Psychology at Monash University Malaysia and a veteran of many site visits. Liz is a member of our Accreditation Assessment Committee.

Inside the engine room: APAC‘s Accreditation Assessment Committee

Inside the engine room: APAC‘s Accreditation Assessment Committee

November 16, 2021

What is APAC's Accreditation Assessment Committee? What does it do, who serves on it and how does it carry out its duties, including site visits? AAC Chair, Professor Alison Garton, takes us through the answers.

Assessments: why, how and when?

Assessments: why, how and when?

October 4, 2021

We launch our podcast series by talking about why APAC accreditation assessments matter and how education providers can get ready to make an assessment a painless process. To do that, we're joined by Nghi Robinson, who is APAC’s Accreditation Manager.

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