Dr Denise Turner (@DeniseT01) a lecturer in Social Work @SussexUni. She is Interested in child death; loss; humanity in professional practice; digital networking; creativity & the psychosocial. Denise spoke suggested using Twitter to Develop skills, knowledge + confidence w/ #ASYEngage in the Communication mode of engagement on the #MRCSoME Conference LearningWheel.
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What is #ASYEngage?
#ASYEngage: Exploring the opportunities and challenges of social work encounters with social media
The research will address the opportunities and challenges social media brings to the social work profession by documenting the experiences of newly qualified social workers in their first year, also known as ASYE (Assisted and Supported Year in Employment).
The social workers involved in the study will keep reflective journals or blogs throughout the year, documenting any significant social media related experiences – their own direct encounters through social media use, or issues arising indirectly from their work with service users and other professionals.
These newly-qualified social workers all hold different perspectives on social networking. Whilst some maintain active online engagement, others prefer to avoid social media completely. The study will acknowledge and incorporate these different attitudes and potentially related consequences to practice.
- 21st October 2015
Dr Jo Warner, Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent and author of the recent book, ‘The Emotional Politics of Child Protection’.
- 24th February 2016
Nicola McGeown, Principal Social Worker for Children and Families in East Sussex
- 9th May 2016
Amanda Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Central Lancashire
“Everybody’s changing and I don’t feel the same” (Keane, 2004): Researching Digital Socialisation in Social Work Education
Read blog post by Dr Denise Turner in The Guardian’s ‘Social Care Network’: Social workers cannot ignore the role of social media in the profession …
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