[WRITER] Chapter on ‘The Digital Age’ in Pastoral Challenges & Concerns: A Christian Handbook for Leaders

There was a nice surprise in my pigeon hole at work today. Before I left Durham (in 2015), I had written the first draft of a chapter on 'The Digital Age' for what was to be the second edition of 'The Christian Handbook of Abuse, Addiction and Difficult Behaviour'. With new chapters which didn't really fit that remit, the title was renamed. The book was finally published by Kevin Mayhew at the end of 2018, and…

[WRITER] New Publication: Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster, with @I_W_M #KeepCalm

In 1997, I first wrote about Keep Calm and Carry On as a side-note in my undergraduate dissertation. In 2004, it was once again mentioned briefly (when looking at the series it was created in) in my PhD on 'The planning, design and reception of British Home Front propaganda posters' at the University of Winchester, and in 2005, it wasn't even considered relevant for the content that I prepared for 'The Art of War' for The…

Book Proposal: Turning PhD Thesis into Publication

It's a modern way to announce something: Just submitted my @ww2poster book proposal to @I_W_M - let's see if they're interested! A photo posted by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Sep 3, 2016 at 9:25am PDT Yes, I'm waiting to see if the Imperial War Museum, or other, will be interested in publishing my PhD as a book. I still have many people ask when it's going to be published, and despite the wish of many, I…

[ARTICLE] Little Gamers in @ChildrensworkMag

Smart phones and tablets have placed gaming at the centre of our society. You don’t need to spend long on public transport to see someone playing ‘angry birds’ or ‘2048’, but what does this mean for our children? Are video games evil or could they help child development? Dr Bex Lewis investigates…  I still remember the excitement of my first go on a very basic game on a BBC computer (the one with the red button) at…

[Publication] Collaborative Learning in Media Education

I have a chapter published in this book - just out: Marcus Leaning (eds), 2015. Collaborative Learning in Media Education. Santa Rosa: Informing Science Press. ISBN: 9781932886931 Collaborative learning is a key pedagogic activity in many media education programmes in schools colleges and universities worldwide.  When well executed, collaborative work enables students to learn much from each other and gain valuable experience of working in concert - a skill central to contemporary work practices in…
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