Victoria Newens

Contact Details

Room Number: UC310

Email Address: victoria.newens@blackburn.ac.uk

Telephone: 01254 292821

Qualifications

ILM Diploma in Leadership and Management

Master of Arts, in Education

Postgraduate Diploma in Education

Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (FE and HE)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Advanced Study of Early Years combined English Literature

Recent Research Projects

Research: Paper-based versus E-portfolios (Mahara): An evaluation of the use of portfolios on the Foundation of Arts, Early Childhood Studies.

Collaborative Research Project: Developing an Effective and Supported Reflective Process.

Masters level Dissertation, it does what it says on the tin… An investigation into Personal Development Planning (PDP).

Newens, V (2012) I never understood the benefits of reading, but I do now. Cited in, UCLAN (2012) Through the Looking Glass: Reflective Research in Post Compulsory Education. University of Central Lancashire, Volume 7, 2012.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Lead role on the revalidation of the FdA Early Childhood Studies and BA (Hons) Top-Up Early Childhood Studies to start in September 2019.

Taught modules include: Preparation for Research (Level 4) Reflective Journey (Level 4), Working with Families and Professionals (Level 4), Early Years Research (Level 5), Reflective Journey (Level 5), Leading Quality Provision (Level 5), Developing professionalism (Level 6), Leading and Managing Quality Organisations (Level 6), Dissertation (Level 6).

Recent Publications & Other Research Outputs

Can support and guidance in Early Years Settings improve the quality of provision?

Generational changes and families.

Leadership and management.

Teaching Programmes

FdA Early Childhood Studies.

BA (Hons) Top-Up Early Childhood Studies.