Joanne Rose

Joanne Rose


"I want students and Practice Teachers to be able to critically analyse, identify, value and own their unique selves witin the systems around them scaffolded by a firm foundation in knowledge, theory, skills and values. If they know who they are they will be better equipped to support, advocate and protect the most vulnerable in society while being strong enough to safeguard against those what would seek to harm others."

Teaching interests


Practice Teaching

Describe your teaching philosophy


My teaching philosophy is that I want students and Practice Teachers to be able to critically analyse, identify, value and own their unique selves witin the systems around them scaffolded by a firm foundation in knowledge, theory, skills and values. If they know who they are they will be better equipped to support, advocate and protect the most vulnerable in society while being strong enough to safeguard against those what would seek to harm others. Digital technology assists in developing my teaching material to reach further than the physical space I inhabit. It also promotes creativity which makes the task of preparation and delivery a lot more exciting. I want to also promote a positive image of the professionalism of social work and as the link between college and practice I have an opportunity to share new digital skills and these also enable me to evidence teaching and learning as required by our professional body CORU.

What technology do you use?


Blackboard, Canvas, Powerpoint, Google Forms, Microsoft Sway, Skype

How do you use this technology?


Groupwork is the scaffold that I use when interacting with Practice Teachers who are geographically dispersed. When working in groups it can be a challenge to reach the individual and for them to feel heard. I used Google Forms disseminated via an electronic newsletter generated from Microsoft Sway to Practice Teachers and via email to students and Tutors to conduct a survey on a specific learning issue raised.

What are the advantages to using this technology?


I felt that Microsoft Sway promoted the dissemination of my survey and helped it to stand out within the volume of emails now received into inboxes of Practice Teachers. I am working to find creative digital ways of disseminating and retrieving information. I am mindful of email "fatigue". Using online applications for CPD courses I run is also more user friendly so I want to navigate the materials used to an online format.

What are the disadvantages to using this technology?


Microsoft Sway was very tricky to format. It took longer than I had anticipated and this was frustrating. I focused on the content and then compromised on the visual side. Photographs that I used as a banner that looked great when finally formatted was the incorrect resolution so did not present with the clarity I wanted. So I had to make it smaller and this lessened the visual impact which is a pity as the Quad in UCC is visually stunning.

Which training resources helped you in this work?


The webshots at UCC are very useful.

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Speeds HEA
Speeds HEA
Speeds HEA