Faculty of Education and Arts

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SCORES a winner for children’s fitness

SCORES a winner for children’s fitness

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

More than 200 young school children have gained profound fitness benefits from a year-long physical activity and movement skills intervention run by University of Newcastle researchers.

Five trends that jeopardise public education around the world

Five trends that jeopardise public education around the world

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

By Professor John Fischetti, School of Education, University of Newcastle

Where I come from in North Carolina it is currently 14 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time. I tell my colleagues that I have come from the past. However, when it comes to seeing how the failed educational policies in the UK and US have landed on Australian shores, I add that I may be from the past but I have seen the future.

Two artists go to war - Shaun Gladwell and Ben Quilty

Two artists go to war - Shaun Gladwell and Ben Quilty

Friday, 1 August 2014

By Kit Messham-Muir, School of Creative Arts, University of Newcastle

Shaun Gladwell and Ben Quilty – two of Australia's leading artists – display very different approaches to war at parallel exhibitions opening at Perth's John Curtin Gallery on Saturday.

Mary, Queen of Scots was a poet - and you should know it

Mary, Queen of Scots was a poet - and you should know it

Monday, 28 July 2014

By Ros Smith, University of Newcastle

Think Mary, Queen of Scots and a few key facts probably come to mind: she was Catholic, she was imprisoned and she had her head chopped off. But a poet who offers insight into 16th-century women's writing and what it was like to be a queen? Not so much.

Jeff Koons - a spectacle on the way to respectable

Jeff Koons - a spectacle on the way to respectable

Friday, 25 July 2014

By Kit Messham-Muir, Senior Lecturer in the School of Creative Arts at University of Newcastle.

American Jeff Koons is possibly the most contentious living artist. His current retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York writes him into the contemporary canon of great living artists – but even after a long and controversial career, that hasn't been an easy case to make.

Body image an increasing concern for young men

Body image an increasing concern for young men

Thursday, 24 July 2014

A study by University of Newcastle youth sociology researcher Dr Julia Coffey has shown that body image is an increasing concern for young men, but many consider it something they have to face alone.

ARC Future Fellows

ARC Future Fellows

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Six mid-career researchers at the University of Newcastle (UON) have received funding under the Australian Research Council's (ARC) Future Fellowships scheme, just announced.

A tale as old as time

A tale as old as time

Monday, 14 July 2014

University of Newcastle PhD student presents at prestigious international symposium.