Eating behaviour New AQA

 Eating behaviour New AQA
Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 04:17 PM
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Hi

I am starting to plan the eating behaviour option unit for A2. Are there any uploaded PowerPoints to suit the new spec and Pink haired book? I am starting from scratch on the evolutionary explanation.

Thank you

Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 08:02 AM
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Don't do eating behaviour, but can help with Schizophrenia if you fancy teaching that instead!

Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 03:48 PM
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Thank you, I daftly, let my class vote and that was their choice. I have never studied it before, schizophrenia is more my specialism. Silly me!

Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 10:43 AM
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Hi

I taught Eating Behvaiour last year and will be doing so this year - there are a lot of theories, but students enjoyed it. My resources are still very much in the design and improve stage, so I don't have anything decent to offer.

However, one thing I found was that, once teaching of the topic had finished, a question on biological explanations for obesity confused them - they included material from biological explanations of control of eating behaviour; the problem seemed to be that they interpreted the findings from research on damage to the hypothalamus resulting in obesity in unique cases or in experimental research with animals (fat rats) as being an explanation for obesity, generally. This year I will be emphasizing that explaining control of eating and explaining obesity are different.

Best of luck in your teaching!

Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 11:51 AM
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Good choice! I've taught this for years on old spec, and on this one not that much different apart form Obesity.
Deb has great resources on Schizo though!

But every time I do Schizophrenia my students love it to begin with, and then we get bogged down in DSM, with just an overload on Bio causes and Psych causes, and then treatments both ways... so that they get, as they say 'Schizoded out!'
Eating behaviour is actually alot ore fun and has real life application for them.

Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 11:53 AM
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yes also thanks for the tip Markaduke, it is really important that students understand that the spec is very much focused on specific areas, and they do not overlap at all much .