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Dr Ruth Newman

Senior Lecturer in Language Education

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 +44 (0) 1392 724746

 North Cloisters NC139

 

North Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

My research interests focus on the role of talk in the teaching of language and literacy, including the role of dialogic metatalk in the development of metalinguistic understanding and writing.  I am a member of the Centre for Research in Writing and teach primarily on the Secondary English PGCE programme and MA Language and Literacy. Before joining Exeter, I worked as a secondary English teacher.

 

Qualifications

PhD awarded June 2014, MSc, PGCE English with Drama.

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Research

Research interests

My research interests are in the field of language and literacy, with a particular focus on classroom talk, and the potential of dialogic metatalk in the teaching of writing.

My PhD research examined the teaching of collaborative talk in the Secondary English classroom, and focused particularly on the role of the teacher in shaping collaborative dialogues, the relationship between emotional engagement and dialogic talk, and the learning potential of metatalk. I have worked on a number of research projects, including Powerful Learning Conversations (Youth Sports Trust), Grammar at GCSE (Pearson) and Choice and Control (EEF). I will soon be leading an ESRC funded study (New Investigator Grant) to investigate the impact of high quality classroom talk on children’s metalinguistic understanding and writing.  

 

 

 

Research projects

2009 - 2014 (ESRC CASE studentship) Making talk work: Exploring the teaching of collaborative talk (PhD).

2013 - 2014 (Pearson Education) Grammar at GCSE. A study of the impact of contextualised grammar teaching on reading and writing.

2014 - 2016 (Youth Sport Trust) Powerful Learning Conversations.

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Publications

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Key publications


Newman RMC (2017). Engaging talk: one teacher's scaffolding of collaborative talk. Language and Education, 31(2), 130-151. Abstract.  Full text.
Newman RMC (2017). Let’s talk talk: Utilising metatalk for the development of productive collaborative dialogues. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 26, 1-12. Full text.
Watson AM, Newman RMC (2017). Talking grammatically: L1 adolescent metalinguistic reflection on writing. Language Awareness Full text.
Myhill D, Newman R (2016). Metatalk: Enabling metalinguistic discussion about writing. International Journal of Educational Research Abstract.  Full text.
Newman RMC (2016). Working Talk: Developing a framework for the teaching of collaborative talk. Research Papers in Education, 31(1), 107-131. Abstract.  Full text.
Newman RMC (2015). 'All in favour, say aye!' Voting in pupils' collaborative talk. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 22(1), 87-98. Full text.

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Journal articles

Newman RMC (2017). Engaging talk: one teacher's scaffolding of collaborative talk. Language and Education, 31(2), 130-151. Abstract.  Full text.
Newman RMC (2017). Let’s talk talk: Utilising metatalk for the development of productive collaborative dialogues. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 26, 1-12. Full text.
Watson AM, Newman RMC (2017). Talking grammatically: L1 adolescent metalinguistic reflection on writing. Language Awareness Full text.
Myhill D, Newman R (2016). Metatalk: Enabling metalinguistic discussion about writing. International Journal of Educational Research Abstract.  Full text.
Newman RMC (2016). Working Talk: Developing a framework for the teaching of collaborative talk. Research Papers in Education, 31(1), 107-131. Abstract.  Full text.
Newman RMC (2015). 'All in favour, say aye!' Voting in pupils' collaborative talk. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 22(1), 87-98. Full text.

Chapters

Myhill DA, Newman R (2019). Writing Talk: Developing Metalinguistic Understanding through Dialogic Teaching. In Mercer N, Wegerif R, Mercer L (Eds.) Routledge International Handbook of Research on Dialogic Education, London: Routledge. Abstract.  Full text.
Myhill D, Watson A, Newman R (2017). Re-thinking grammar in the curriculum. In Egeland B, Olin-Scheller C, Tanner M, Tengberg M (Eds.) Tolfte nationella konferensen I svenska med didaktisk inriktning Textkulturer, 25-44-25-44.

Publications by year


2019

Myhill DA, Newman R (2019). Writing Talk: Developing Metalinguistic Understanding through Dialogic Teaching. In Mercer N, Wegerif R, Mercer L (Eds.) Routledge International Handbook of Research on Dialogic Education, London: Routledge. Abstract.  Full text.

2017

Newman RMC (2017). Engaging talk: one teacher's scaffolding of collaborative talk. Language and Education, 31(2), 130-151. Abstract.  Full text.
Newman RMC (2017). Let’s talk talk: Utilising metatalk for the development of productive collaborative dialogues. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 26, 1-12. Full text.
Myhill D, Watson A, Newman R (2017). Re-thinking grammar in the curriculum. In Egeland B, Olin-Scheller C, Tanner M, Tengberg M (Eds.) Tolfte nationella konferensen I svenska med didaktisk inriktning Textkulturer, 25-44-25-44.
Watson AM, Newman RMC (2017). Talking grammatically: L1 adolescent metalinguistic reflection on writing. Language Awareness Full text.

2016

Myhill D, Newman R (2016). Metatalk: Enabling metalinguistic discussion about writing. International Journal of Educational Research Abstract.  Full text.
Newman RMC (2016). Working Talk: Developing a framework for the teaching of collaborative talk. Research Papers in Education, 31(1), 107-131. Abstract.  Full text.

2015

Newman RMC (2015). 'All in favour, say aye!' Voting in pupils' collaborative talk. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 22(1), 87-98. Full text.

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