People and processesAmanda Taylor, Social Work Academic, University of Central Lancashire

Amanda Taylor, Social Work Academic, University of Central Lancashire

Amanda Taylor, Social Work Academic, University of Central Lancashire

Amanda Taylor is a technology engaged social work academic with a keen interest in embedding new technologies into teaching and learning practices with the aim of influencing the development and use of technologies in the social work practice space.

She was voted one of the top 50 in 2016 by the Higher education community through a poll ran by JISC in recognition of her innovative approach to teaching and learning.

Before and since then she has developed digital pedagogy across social work education and within the higher education teaching and learning communities.

Amanda has been commissioned to deliver digital literacy training to many local authorities to assist them to map their digital journey for practice effectiveness in line with the digital shift. Her engaging style combined with her expertise and innovative approach means she makes the subject matter accessible and conducive to effective teaching and learning.

She is currently advising Social Work England, the new regulator for social work in England, regarding building a digitally ready workforce based on her research which examines the contribution of social work education to the digital development of students in relation to preparing them to be ready for social work practice.

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