Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

John Nixon

 John Nixon

Dip Teach(Prim) BAdEd MAdEd


John's background includes a wide range of teaching. His experience includes teaching in primary schools, TAFE and for Charles Sturt University. He has taught in the learning difficulties area and has also worked with students with disabilities. At TAFE he taught literacy and numeracy and also developed communication courses in several subject areas.

John has been a full time lecturer with Charles Sturt University since 2001. His particular area of interest is communication (frontline communication). He has been involved in developing, coordinating and teaching communication courses for the School of Policing Studies, the Centre for Investigative Studies and Crime Reduction and the NSW Police Force.

He also has an interest in investigation, in particular investigative interviewing. In this area he has also been involved in developing, coordinating and teaching investigation courses for the School of Policing Studies and the Centre for Investigative Studies and Crime Reduction. This has involved both policing and external agencies eg. insurance companies.

In both these previous areas he has also been involved in delivering these subjects through distance education. This has involved the development of online learning modules to facilitate more effective online learning.

Another major area of interest and endeavour is learning and teaching. He has previously been the School of Policing Studies Chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee. Also he has been involved in developing and delivering lecturer training courses in varied areas of learning and teaching (including induction training, problem based learning & reflective practice). This has included evaluating the teaching practice of lecturers in the School of Policing Studies.

John has also been involved with curriculum development at the School of Policing Studies (SOPS) since 2001. He has been involved in the development of three curriculums. At present he is a member of the Academic Coordination Unit which is managing the development of an integrated curriculum.

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  • Associate Degree in Policing Practice

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  • Policing
  • Communication

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Conference papers and research:

  • Policing and Security in Practice: then, now and into the future conference 14-15 November 2013
    Dr Ken Wooden & Mr John Nixon: Longitudinal study: Police attitudes towards obedience to authority
  • Wooden, K. & Nixon, J. (2014). The Incorporation of Obedience to Authority into New South Wales Police Force Recruit Training, Salus Journal 2(1), pp.43-62
  • Li, Y.& Nixon, J. (2013). Case study multi-dimensional teaching method: Using real criminal cases in Chinese police cadet training. International Police Training Journal,(5), 20-23.
  • Nixon, J., Wooden, K & Corbo-Crehan, A. (2012).  Policing Students' Understanding of Obedience to Authority. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. 6(4), 335-343.
  • Lee, M. J., Nixon, J. D., Layton, C. A. (2010) "Using investigative interviewing strategies over the telephone: Outcomes of an innovative training program"
    Law enforcement executive forum No XLC1
  • Ascilite 2010 Conference 5-8 December Sydney
    Davies, A. & Nixon, J. (2010). Making it real - from the street to the online classroom in police education: what is the impact on student learning? In C.H. Steel, M.J. Keppell, P. Gerbic & S. Housego (Eds.), Curriculum, technology & transformation for an unknown future. Proceedings ascilite Sydney 2010 (pp.286-291).
  • Making it Real - From the Street to the Online Classroom in Police Education: What is the Impact on Student Learning? Conference Proceedings ASCILITE 2010, Sydney  6-8 December, 2010
    eg: 'The Stolen Generations: Some Principles of Compensation', Professional Ethics (vol. 7, nos. 3 & 4, Fall/Winter 1999; pp. 49-65)

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