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Dr Stephen Newman


Dr Stephen Newman
Contact Details
Dr Stephen Newman

Senior Lecturer

Carnegie School Of Education

0113 81 26515 S.N.Newman@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Dr Stephen Newman

Stephen’s research interests include the later philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, and its application and relevance to many aspects of education. Stephen completed both his Master’s and his PhD at the University of Sheffield, researching into philosophy and philosophy of education.

The initial stage of Stephen’s career was spent teaching in secondary education, during which time he studied part-time for a Master’s degree and a PhD, both of which (in different ways) applied some of the insights of Wittgenstein’s work to address issues in education.

Since moving to work in higher education, Stephen has experience of leading MSc and MA programmes in education, including programmes in educational leadership and management. He leads two School-Centred Initial Teacher Training PGCE courses for students studying at Master’s degree level whilst training to be teachers. In addition, he supervises and examines candidates for PhD and EdD degrees.

Stephen has been awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and is a Fellow of several Learned Societies. He is also an experienced External Examiner at other universities, and a peer reviewer for three international journals in education.

Current Teaching

  • MA Leadership and Management in Education
  • EdD and PhD supervision
  • PGCE

Research Interests

Stephen's current research investigates the application of philosophy to issues of importance, including teacher education, language acquisition, professional development, teachers' professional knowledge, and critical reflections on the provision of professional learning opportunities for teachers.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (10)

  • Newman S (2018), Vygotsky, Wittgenstein, and sociocultural theory. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, vol. 48 (3), p. 350-368.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/jtsb.12174
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  • Newman S (2017), Language-games and quality improvement in healthcare in England. Open Medicine Journal, vol. 4 (Suppl-1, M7), p. 73-85.
    https://doi.org/10.2174/1874220301704010073
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  • Jarvis P; Newman S; Swiniarski L (2014), On 'becoming social': the importance of collaborative free play in childhood. International Journal of Play, vol. 3 (1), p. 53-68.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/21594937.2013.863440
  • Newman SJ (2013), 'Leading and managing in the Early Years. Carol Aubrey'. Research in Teacher Education, vol. 3 (2), p. 54-55.
  • Newman S; Jahdi K (2009), Marketisation of education: marketing, rhetoric and reality. Journal of Further and Higher Education, vol. 33 (1), p. 1-11.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/03098770802638226
  • Newman S (2003), Assessment: What's in it for schools? Paul Weeden, Jan Winter and Patricia Broadfoot. Journal of Education for Teaching, vol. 29 (3), p. 283-284.
  • Newman S (1999), Constructing and Critiquing Reflective Practice. Educational Action Research, vol. 7 (1), p. 145-163.
  • Newman S (1998), Opening the Classroom Door: teacher, researcher, learner, John Loughran & Jeff Northfield. Teacher Development, vol. 2 (1), p. 155-156.
  • Newman S (1996), Not an Editorial: The Horse's Mouth. Journal of Education for Teaching, vol. 22 (2), p. 133-134.
  • Newman S (1996), Reflection and Teacher Education. Journal of Education for Teaching, vol. 22 (3), p. 297-310.

Books (2)

  • Jarvis P; Newman S; Holland W; George J (2012) Research in the Early Years: a step-by-step guide. . Pearson.
  • Newman S (1999) Philosophy and teacher education: a reinterpretation of Donald A. Schön's epistemology of reflective practice. . Ashgate Pub Ltd.

Chapters (9)

  • Newman S (2019) Rethinking Social Justice in Education: An Epistemological Approach. In: Newman S Handbook on Promoting Social Justice in Education. : Springer Nature Switzerland, pp. .
  • Jarvis P; Newman S; George J (2014) Play, Learning for Life: In Pursuit of 'Well-Being' Through Play. In: Jarvis P; Newman S; George J . Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 270-298.
  • Newman S; Sewell K (2013) What is education?. In: Newman S; Sewell K Education Studies: An Issues Based Approach. Exeter: Learning Matters, pp. 3-11.
  • Newman S; Jarvis P; Holland W (2012) Presenting your data. In: Newman S; Jarvis P; Holland W Research in the Early Years: a step-by-step guide. Harlow: Pearson, pp. 125-147.
  • Newman S; Jarvis P (2012) Presentation of report: gaining marks for 'readability'. In: Newman S; Jarvis P Research in the Early Years: a step-by-step guide. Harlow: Pearson, pp. 161-176.
  • Newman S (2009) What is education?. In: Newman S Education Studies: an issues-based approach. Exeter: Learning Matters, pp. 5-12.
  • Newman S (2006) What is education?. In: Newman S Education Studies: an issues-based approach. Exeter: Learning Matters, pp. 5-11.
  • Newman S (2004) Foreword. In: Newman S Practitioner Research and Professional Development in Education. London: Sage Publications Limited, pp. ix-xii.
  • Newman S (1999) On the Epistemology of Reflective Practice: a Reply to Max van Manen. In: Newman S Signposts for Educational Research. London: Sage Publications Limited, pp. .

Conference contributions (4)

  • Newman SJ; Jarvis P (2013) On 'becoming social': collaborative free play and childhood. Leeds Metropolitan University 20130627. : .
  • Newman S; Jarvis P (2012) In pursuit of 'well being' in education Manchester 20120904. : .
  • Newman S (2009) Critical Incident Analysis Bradford 20091118. : .
  • Newman S (1998) Constructing and Critiquing Reflective Practice Nottingham 19980430. : .

Websites (1)

  • Newman S; van der Waarde K (2015), Donald A. Schön Bibliography.
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