Content Vol 3 No 1

Adapting to Change: The Student Researcher, Higher Education
and the Outside World / Joshua Caulton and Ruth Marston

Josh Caulton/Ruth Marsden, Adapting to Change

Sport Education: A Way to Meet all the Aims in Physical Education? / Victoria Montgomery

As physical education is a compulsory part of the curriculum, it has been debated that pupils are not experiencing the true effects and have a limited view of sport. This paperlooks at Sidentops’ (1994) Sport Education Model as a form of teaching physical education. This model aims to let pupils experience a range of roles and develop both physically and mentally within physical education. I undertook this model personally, this paper reflects on and documents my experience and identifies not only strengths and weaknesses, but also my opinions and views as to why the Sport Education Model could be used more often by teachers to meet the wide range of aims in the national curriculum for physical education in Wales.

Victoria Montgomery, Sport Education: A way to meet all the aims in physical education?

A Happy Ancient Egyptian Family?: The Bronze Statuettes of
Osiris, Horus and Isis (Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil: 1697.004, 1705.004, 1699.004) / Karen Elliott

This article details primary research analysis into previously uninvestigated three Ancient Egyptian bronze statuettes of Osiris, Horus, and Isis, discovered at Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil in 2011. The paper explores and details what they are made of, what they depict, their quality and their arrangement. The article then continues to correlate the evidence to infer where they might have come from and, why the author believes that these three objects did not originally belong together. The story of these statuettes therefore becomes a question of not just Ancient Egyptian culture but practices in modern Egypt as well.

Karen Elliot, A Happy Ancient Egyptian Family?

Ana Mendieta, Traces of a Life / Kathy Evans

This paper explores the work of Ana Mendieta, a Cuban American artist who is most famous for her ‘earth body’ art work. The paper begins with an outline of my own work; Ana’s influence on my artistic expression and throughout I will highlight the places where I feel our work intercepts. A short biography of Mendieta’s early years is followed by a chronological overview charting her artistic career, with a particular focus on what I see as her most interesting and prominent works in the areas of ritual and female identity, including ‘Rape Scene’, and her ‘Rupestrian Sculptures’. The paper goes on to discuss her relationship with the American minimal sculptor and poet Carl Andre, before I discuss her subsequent controversial death. Lastly I return to comment on how Mendieta’s work has influenced my own artistic expression and ongoing work.

Kathy Evans, Ana Mendieta, Traces of a Life

‘A Woman is Worth More Than Her Cup Size’: Representations of Women’s Sexualisation and Subcultures in Specific Interest
Magazines / Ainsley Victoria Jones

This paper focuses on how alternative representations and sexualisation, empowerment or exploitation is represented within a potentially neo-feminist tattoo magazine. The data was collected from the magazine entitled ‘Total Tattoo’, and was analysed through the use of visual content analysis. The results were explored thematically and focused on two key research questions,
• How are women represented within a tattoo magazine in photographs?
• How are women represented within a tattoo magazine in tattoo pictures of people?
The main finding from the research is that Goffman’s (1976) work on hyper-ritualization and the dimensions that he identified are still relevant in today’s society. As this paper will show, there is a high presence of sexualisation and objectification of women within the images analysed within this tattoo magazine. Despite the neo-feminist nature of the magazine in question, the selected sample of images analysed show women are ‘feminised’ and portrayed in ways that can be defined as ‘sexualised’, this suggests that gender roles and stereotypes associated with women and femininity are pervasive within sub-culture, in addition to the way that they are embedded within mainstream societal views.

Ainsley Jones, ‘A Woman is Worth More Than Her Cup Size’

Corporate and Public Sector Information Databases and their
Impact on Privacy and Security / Jim Proffitt

With the onset of the digital revolution, organisations and public bodies have more information available to them than ever before about their clients, customers or subjects. While the ease by which this information can be handled is undoubtedly improved as a result of this, so are the security and privacy concerns surrounding the information data. This paper looks at academic, professional and anecdotal evidence from a multitude of sources in order to analyse these concerns, and to gain an insight into the methods deployed to mitigate them. In order to do this, an in-depth insight into the policies, practices, systems and legalities surrounding the privacy and security of personal information is discussed, using
information available from the ICO, small and large organisations and public authorities. These are compared and contrasted, and the differences between them are explained in terms of the differing data requirements of organisations and bodies, and the dedicated resources they can assign to data protection.

Jim Proffitt, Corporate and Public Sector Information Databases and their Impact on Privacy and Security

Y Cwricwlwm Cymreig: Necessary to protect the culture of a proud nation or irrelevant in an increasingly international society? / Scott Tuppen

Y Curriculum Cymreig (YCC) literally translated to mean: the Welsh Curriculum was introduced with the principal aim of securing a Welsh dimension to what would become known as the National Curriculum. The aim of YCC was to introduce a distinctly Welsh element to the curriculum at primary and secondary level. YCC defined the role of educators as helping students to identify their own sense of Welshness. This article asks whether YCC is relevant in today’s classrooms, or  whether a curriculum with a global perspective needs to be developed to reflect the changing cultural makeup of our society within Wales. It also seeks to ask whether the existence of YCC has changed the way education is delivered within schools in Wales, and if it has, if young people currently
being educated recognise the value of a distinctly Welsh  element within the curriculum.

Scott Tuppen, Y Cwricwlwm Cymreig: Necessary to protect the culture of a proud nation or irrelevant in an increasingly international society?

A Systematic Research of Internet Security: Security Policies and BYOD / Archie Watt

A good security policy is an essential element to ensuring the security of any computer network, and should be the first step in the development of a network security plan. This paper emphasizes the importance of security policies and also studies some of the main factors that can hinder their effectiveness, including insufficient security training for employees. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is also examined in detail, including the various advantages and disadvantages that it can bring to an organization supporting it, and the various factors, such as advances in wireless network technologies and the greatly increased use of mobile computing devices, such as tablets and smartphones, that have led to its growth over the last few years. The main focus of this paper is on security policies for a BYOD network, and the additional challenges that can be faced when developing a
security policy for such a network – for example, the organization’s lack of control over the device and employee negligence. Finally, based on the research carried out, the paper puts forward several recommendations for the development of an effective security policy for BYOD.

Archie Watt, A Systematic Research of Internet Security: Security Policies and BYOD