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Working with Children

At Newman, we do things differently: we are a learning community!

There is an often-discussed idea among some educationalists. It’s the idea that the teacher isn’t the only expert in the classroom and that students have valuable contributions to make to everyone’s learning; but only if the teacher allows it. Back in the early 1990s, I was working in a school

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Alexandra Kirby
Psychology

Psychology Lecturer publishes article in Psychological Reports

Alexandra Kirby, Lecturer in Psychology, has recently published an article in Psychological Reports. The article, ‘Attentional Biases Towards Body Related Stimuli in Healthy Males: A Systematic Review’ explores existing research surrounding the effects of body-related media (e.g., images, words) on males’ attention. It is hoped that, by understanding these underlying

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Working with Children

What is gender?

The very recent transphobic moral panic has become the subject of fierce political debate. One which has inevitably fed its way into questions about how those working with children and young people respond when young people request that we refer to them with pronouns which are different to those assigned

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Working with Children

Risk Assessing the Wild Man of the Woods

Photograph courtesy of Spencer Means About this time last year, the Woodcraft Folk went on camp again, for the first time since lockdown, and the leaders had to do a risk assessment for the Wild Man of the Woods game. This is a kind of wide game, like Ackky Ackky

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Connecting Parenting book cover
Applied Writing

Applied Writing senior lecturer releases a new book – Connected Parenting: Digital discourse and diverse family practices

Dr. Jai Mackenzie, Senior Lecturer in Applied Writing and Humanities, has published her second monograph, Connected Parenting, based on her research with UK parents in non-traditional families. The book explores the role of digital media for parents in diverse family groups. Its central message is that connection is the defining

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Evidence bags
Policing

Professional Policing student do flat searches

As part of the professional Policing course students student a module on investigations. Students have been working on a case of a knife-point robbery. They have received information about a potential suspect that has led them to address (an apartment) that they have had to search in pairs. From there

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Student working on crime scene
Policing

Police Investigation module for Professional Policing

Professional Policing students are currently working on their police investigations module and some of the activity is managing crime scenes. Student were required to attend the scene of a robbery, search for, and seize evidence, before placing it in exhibit bags and compiling a witness statement outlining what they had

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