Helping students develop their online professional identities (ATP Workshop 2014)

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Slides for workshop on developing students' professional identities at the Association for the Teaching of Psychology conference at Loughborough University, 2014. Based on collaborative work with Birkdale School, Sheffield

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Helping students develop their online professional identities (ATP Workshop 2014)

  1. 1. Jenna Condie Keith Brook helping students to develop professional online identities Picture from #salfordpsych @JamieRegano with @abzvic
  2. 2. today’s workshop – sharing experiences, creating new collaborations collaboration – social media awareness training for sixth form students @ last year’s conference: Social media for learning and employability Flickr: Just Ard
  3. 3. 1. how do your students use social media?
  4. 4. we asked Birkdale students…
  5. 5. we also asked them why… Silence Because everyone else is Keep in touch/ in the loop
  6. 6. Flickr:AhmadHammoud “The choosing, deciding, shaping human being who aspires to be the author of his or her own life, the creator of an individual identity” as “the central character of our time” (Beck & Beck-Gernsheim, 2001, p 22–23) identity
  7. 7. 2. why should educators get involved?
  8. 8. Applications for work and further study increasing importance of online presence Flickr: DonkeyHotey in a good way!!!
  9. 9. digital literacies “And many high-status opportunities - from higher education to new forms of employment - expect people to be media literate and technologically advanced. It behoves all of us to move past assumptions about today’s youth. Both adults and youth need to develop media literacy and technological skills to be active participants in our information society. Learning is a lifelong process” (Boyd, 2014, p. 198).
  10. 10. • Danah Boyd (2014) It’s Complicated: The social lives of networked teens. Pdf here because it’s complicated “Teens find social media appealing because it allows them access to their friends and provides an opportunity to be a part of a broader public world while still situated physically in their bedrooms. Through social media, they build networks of people and information. As a result, they both participate in and help create networked publics”. (Boyd, 2014, p. 201).
  11. 11. digital citizenship Flickr: Dan Callahan
  12. 12. 3. how can we support student reflection on social media use?
  13. 13. A good place to start?
  14. 14. creating professional audiences can we connect our students?
  15. 15. other ideas
  16. 16. Jenna Condie Keith Brook helping students to develop professional online identities Picture from #salfordpsych @JamieRegano with @abzvic

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