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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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Elaine Moore – CPCAB Counselling Research Award Winner
Counselling

Newman student wins CPCAB Counselling Research Award

The Counselling and Psychotherapy team is celebrating the achievements of their MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling student Elaine Moore who recently won the CPCAB Counselling Research Award. Elaine tells the story of her research journey and fantastic achievements: ‘Talk with me outside’ is a piece of qualitative research that

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