Mrs Joanna Rowland
Study Skills Advisor
Learning Support & Wellbeing (Student Services)
Dyslexia/Learning Support Advisor
BTec Art & Design
BA Law and English Honours
Professional Qualification in Adult Learning (Lifelong Learning)specialising in Adults with Dyslexia
OCR Diploma in Teaching and Assessing Learners (of all ages) with SpLDs,
AMBDA, ATS, PATOSS, ADSHE.
Roles on external bodies
ADSHE Regional (Devon & Cornwall) Secretary
Previous: Nursery, Primary and Pre and Post 16, Community and Adult Education, Training Centres, University – specialising in English, Maths to pre-GCSE and teaching and supporting learners with SpLDs, particularly Dyslexia, Aspergers and general learning difficulties.
Current: Study skills for HE students with dyslexia and other SpLDs: Following ADSHE 7 Principles: multi-sensory teaching and learning, relavance, motivation, overlearning, little and often, modelling, metacognition.
Staff serving as external examiners
Private Dyslexia and SpLD Assessor
Art, History of Art, Design
Research into Peer Support Schemes to develop for for ADHD Mentor Training
Research into resources for use in ADHD support group
Research into resources to use in study skills sessions
Creative practice & artistic projects
Interests (Educational): Art, Art History, English, History, Law, Criminology, Business Studies although I am interested in Science and Geographical Sciences as well.
Working towards an exhibition in August 2013
Other academic activities
Collaborative research into ADHD Mentoring Scheme and Support Group - resources and delivery
CPD in assessment for HE students with SpLDs
Art Foundation BTec through Cornwall College
Continuing development through Masterclass and exhibitions
Ashtorre Workshop exhibition
Currently also attending Drawing class at Swarthmore Adult Education Centre