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Rose, Stephen, Ph.D.



Doctor of Philosophy  The Ohio State University, 1979

Phone: (920) 424-0335

Office: Nursing Education 507





Areas of Expertise:

  • Social Studies Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Technology Integration
  • Collaborative Learning

    Brief Bio:

    Stephen A. Rose is a Professor of Education in the College of Education and Human Services at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Studies Education and Curriculum and Instruction from The Ohio State University. His areas of expertise are social studies education, curriculum and instruction, and the utilization of technology to foster authentic teaching and collaborative learning. He has thirty years of teaching experience. His current teaching duties involve teaching social studies methods and curriculum courses as well as teaching The Individual, School and Society courses and supervising clinicians and student teachers at the undergraduate level. At the graduate level, he teaches elementary and secondary social studies curriculum course and educational history.

    Dr. Rose has extensive experience as a social studies methods instructor who integrates technology into social studies methods. The methods courses he teaches are part of the social studies learning community in the COEHS that combines the same cohort of methods students in an educational technology and content reading classes with a social studies methods class that has a clinical experience. This instructional innovation was published in Social Education.

    Dr. Rose is the author of numerous professional papers presented at national and international conferences about teaching social studies, and the utilization of technology to promote authentic instruction and collaborative learning. His publications have appeared in the Kappen, Social Education, Theory and Research in Social Education, The Social Studies, Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, and in Human Services Today. For the past six years, he has directed inquiry-based collaborative learning projects named WebSTAR which make use of technology to b ring together learners at a distance to address substantive content. The participants in these projects have been language arts, special education, and social studies pre-service teachers and their professors at various colleges and universities throughout Wisconsin as well as middle school students in three schools at a distance studying the Bill of Rights with the aid of university students serving as online mentors. The most resent article describing the research findings of these projects is published in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. Dr. Rose is also President-elect of the Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies and consults with the Wisconsin Department of Instruction about academic and teacher licensure standards in social studies. He is one of several coauthors of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Planning Curriculum in Social Studies.

    Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: 1991-present
    Years of P-12 Experience: 13 years

    Classes Typically Taught:

    • Undergraduate Social Studies Methods and Curriculum

    • Individual, School, and Society

    • Educational History

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