School of Education
I currently lecture on the B.Ed in Sports Studies and Physical Education, the Masters in Education Programme and the combined Masters with Applied Social Studies, Celtic Studies and Sports Studies. My research centers on the areas of University School Community Collaboration especially in the areas of fundamental movement skill development, disabilities and ageing. My current specific focus is working on the use of mobile digital technology programmes, to promote skill development for individuals with autism and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2015, to pursue this work at the University of San Francisco, CA. To date, my students and I have collaborated with the HSE Community workers and DEIS designated schools to develop and refine programme content for these diverse groups and continue to do this throughout. To this end, we have created online resources using ipod touches, iphones and ipads for filming and interviews, to capture our own teaching and learning and finally to evaluate and refine work we have created. All material is our own and has been designed with the input of all stakeholders including school students, people with disabilities, service provision workers, community health workers, parents and teachers.
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To see Susan’s presentation at Digital Week click here and watch from minute 40:50.