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Dictionary Of Christian Spirituality, Kelvin Mutter Jan 2013

Dictionary Of Christian Spirituality, Kelvin Mutter

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Science And Belief: The Big Issues, Kevin De Berg Jan 2013

Science And Belief: The Big Issues, Kevin De Berg

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


School Choice: What Parents Choose, Peter Beamish, Peter Morey Jan 2013

School Choice: What Parents Choose, Peter Beamish, Peter Morey

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

The educational system in Australia allows parents to have a choice when it comes to selecting a school for their children. Parents have become consumers in an educational market, and schools, including Christian schools, now find themselves operating in a competitive space. The research reported in this two-part article sought to explore the factors that influence parents’ choice of school for their children using a mixed methods approach. Parents with students attending Christian schools in an Australian urban environment completed a total of 102 School Choice questionnaires, and 17 families with children in schools were interviewed.


Eternal H&S Issues Jan 2013

Eternal H&S Issues

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Does It Really Matter? Choosing A Bible Translation For Use In Schools, Lorinda Bruce, Steven Thompson Jan 2013

Does It Really Matter? Choosing A Bible Translation For Use In Schools, Lorinda Bruce, Steven Thompson

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

There are numerous versions of the Bible in print and e-copy, each of which has been thoughtfully translated by qualified persons using reliable source documents and reference works. Due to the complexities of translation and the backgrounds of readers, no single version ‘tells it all’. Each one, a product of the methods of its translators, and the readers targeted by its publisher, accomplishes some parts of the translation task, and meets some reader needs, better than others. Which Bible translation is best for your school or classroom, and how can you make use of digital versions of the Bible? This ...


The Impact Of A Physical Activity Session On Year Two Students' Subsequent Classroom Behaviour, Wendi Herman, Claire Beer, Darren Morton Jan 2013

The Impact Of A Physical Activity Session On Year Two Students' Subsequent Classroom Behaviour, Wendi Herman, Claire Beer, Darren Morton

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a 30-minute physical activity (PA) session on Year Two students’ subsequent classroom behaviour. Forty-eight students from three Year Two classes at a NSW private school participated in the study. The number of disciplinary comments directed by the class teacher to individual students (Individual Disciplinary Corrections, IDC) and the class as a whole (General Disciplinary Corrections, GDC) were recorded during a 30-minute lesson with and without previous PA. Subsequent to PA, there were 40% fewer IDCs (p=0.008) and 59% fewer GDCs (p=0.003), amounting to a 49 ...


In The Beginning: Science And Scripture Confirm Creation, Lynden J. Rogers Jan 2013

In The Beginning: Science And Scripture Confirm Creation, Lynden J. Rogers

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Forms, Foci And Forces: The Need For Overseas Pre-Service Teacher Professional Experiences, Jason Hinze, Phil Fitzsimmons Jan 2013

Forms, Foci And Forces: The Need For Overseas Pre-Service Teacher Professional Experiences, Jason Hinze, Phil Fitzsimmons

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

This paper represents the first analytic foray into a “narrative inquiry” that focused on collecting data centered on understanding the impact of an overseas professional teaching experience on twenty pre-service teachers. Research in this paradigm seeks to explore the breadth and depth of individual’s ‘lived experience’. A key axiomatic position regarding data collection and data analysis in a ‘lived experience’ project is that the human condition is grounded in the nature and nuances of the narratives we each tell ourselves. These narratives are deeply hermeneutic in nature and are contextually situated, cyclical, transient, multi-voiced and are constantly being reframed.


Reactions, Reflections And Responsibility: A 'Responsive Evaluation' Of An Emerging Blended Elearning Subject, Peter W. Kilgour, Phil Fitzsimmons Jan 2013

Reactions, Reflections And Responsibility: A 'Responsive Evaluation' Of An Emerging Blended Elearning Subject, Peter W. Kilgour, Phil Fitzsimmons

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

This paper discusses the findings of a qualitative investigation that sought to illuminate the perceived benefits of undertaking a blended learning subject at one tertiary institution. While there are several studies detailing the benefits of online learning, this study focussed on the student’s perceptions. What emerged from the analysis process were a series of themes related to the notion of authentic learning. Key processes of this perceived optimal learning site and space were the elements of group and individual reflection, and risk taking. Thus a heightened sense of ownership was developed. While the students believed that this form of ...


Connecting The Dots, Braden Blyde Jan 2013

Connecting The Dots, Braden Blyde

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Is Christian Education Really 'Ministry'?, Don Roy Jan 2013

Is Christian Education Really 'Ministry'?, Don Roy

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Christian education is replete with terms and expressions that purportedly describe its character—‘Christ-centred education’, ‘teaching from a Christian perspective’, ‘Biblebased curriculum’, ‘redemptive discipline’, ‘servant ministry’, and so on. They are typically spontaneous expressions. To Christian educators, it seems a reasonable and proper way to describe the enterprise in which they are engaged. While each term or expression has particular connotations, the ideas they represent cluster around the notion of what constitutes ‘ministry’. It is not uncommon to hear Christian education referred to as ‘the ministry of teaching’. But is it just fanciful jargon and cliché? Or is Christian education ...


Developing Values Through The Imagination, Thomas Nielsen Jan 2013

Developing Values Through The Imagination, Thomas Nielsen

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

From 2004 to 2010 I served as a researcher and advisor in the Australian Government’s values education projects. During the task of helping schools implementing and conducting research on values education, I took the opportunity to observe the importance explorative and imaginative modes of teaching and learning might have in the formation of values. In this essay, I argue that imaginative teaching and learning is essential in any type of values education, particularly if a constructivist view of values clarification (as opposed to values imposition) is favoured. As such, a warning is offered about the potentially counterproductive push for ...


Navigating Educational Change: A Teachers' Voyage, Andrew Matthes Jan 2013

Navigating Educational Change: A Teachers' Voyage, Andrew Matthes

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Like Department of Education and Communities (DEC) schools, Adventist Schools Australia (ASA) are also facing the pressures of external, societal and internal organisational change, largely due to increased accountability. By gaining an understanding from the teachers’ perspective, one is more likely to be able to help teachers to adjust and deal successfully with the impact of these changes. The following study focused on primary teachers in the system of Adventist Schools Australia (ASA). In order to support teachers working in a significant change environment, it is helpful to understand why there is a difference between those teachers who are dealing ...


Two Countries, One Mission: Students Partner With Ngo's On Projects, Lawson Hull Jan 2013

Two Countries, One Mission: Students Partner With Ngo's On Projects, Lawson Hull

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Tessa's Temple Of Solomon: Model Of Architectural Masterpiece A Recreation Of Scientist's Vision, Charlotte O'Neill Jan 2013

Tessa's Temple Of Solomon: Model Of Architectural Masterpiece A Recreation Of Scientist's Vision, Charlotte O'Neill

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


When Helping Hurts: How To Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting The Poor...And Yourself, Harwood A. Lockton Jan 2013

When Helping Hurts: How To Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting The Poor...And Yourself, Harwood A. Lockton

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Editorial, Graeme Perry Jan 2013

Editorial, Graeme Perry

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


The Adventist School System And Values Transmission, Barry Gane Jan 2013

The Adventist School System And Values Transmission, Barry Gane

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

In 2011 Valuegenesis, a major survey of beliefs and values and how they are generated was undertaken for a second time twenty years after it was completed in 1992. It revealed the strength of the concert between the home, the church and the school in generating the values and beliefs of adolescents. This article exclusively discusses the impact of the Seventh-day Adventist school system in this process.


Reflection: The Value-Adding Component Of Service Learning, Wilf Rieger Jan 2013

Reflection: The Value-Adding Component Of Service Learning, Wilf Rieger

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

The current pervasiveness of service learning (SL) in school communities is reinforced by an increasing recognition of SL’s wide ranging benefits. To maximise these, however, necessitates an effective process of reflection— the processing of experiences and posing of searching questions (numerous suggestions are offered in the article) at levels appropriate to the activities, situations, and participants’ ages and abilities. The process calls for critical thinking that, ultimately, should lead to personal growth, evidenced in the changed attitudes, perspectives and behaviours of participants.


Mc's Vanuatu 'Schoolies Week', Aaron Williams, Nicki Clark Jan 2013

Mc's Vanuatu 'Schoolies Week', Aaron Williams, Nicki Clark

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Help Yourself: What I Learned From My Development Studies Placement, Chelsea Mitchell Jan 2013

Help Yourself: What I Learned From My Development Studies Placement, Chelsea Mitchell

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Editorial, Graeme Perry Jan 2013

Editorial, Graeme Perry

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Models Of Christian Education, John Collier Jan 2013

Models Of Christian Education, John Collier

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

In early 21st century Australia, proponents of Christian faith are in an Acts (Acts 17:6,22 NIV) situation: we contend amidst the smorgasbord of multiple faiths and designer spiritualities, where any sense that Christian faith is privileged by culture, history or exclusive truth claims, is rapidly eroding. In this multi-faith, pluralistic and the increasingly secular environment, we are ironically surrounded, like Paul in ancient Athens, with many Gods, mostly of a secular nature. The Christian church needs to discover effective ways to communicate the unchanging truth of the Gospel into a society which is undergoing rapid change in its ...


Teaching Scripture In Public High Schools, Kim Watts Jan 2013

Teaching Scripture In Public High Schools, Kim Watts

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Special Religious Education is a ‘period allowance’ for religious education in public high schools. It is not only for Christian education, but also for other religious persuasions.


In Memory Of Arthur Nelson Patrick, Lynden J. Rogers Jan 2013

In Memory Of Arthur Nelson Patrick, Lynden J. Rogers

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Email From Asia (February), David Arthur Jan 2013

Email From Asia (February), David Arthur

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Back To The Past, Christine Miles Jan 2013

Back To The Past, Christine Miles

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


From Pediatrics To Ministry Of Teaching: A Personal Journey, Sara Thompson Jan 2013

From Pediatrics To Ministry Of Teaching: A Personal Journey, Sara Thompson

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


The Road To Bethlehem, Brenton Luchow Jan 2013

The Road To Bethlehem, Brenton Luchow

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

It is a balmy summer evening and Central Coast Adventist School is preparing to open their gates. Everything is ready for the ‘hordes’ about to stream through the gates. Camels are saddled, farm animals are in their pens, tax collectors are out in force and the Roman soldiers are ready to maintain order. As the sounds of the marketplace are heard beyond the gates and the aromas of curries, burgers, hot chips and baked potatoes are wafting through the air, it is clearly not a regular school day.


Transforming Classroom Practice, Justin Fraser Jan 2013

Transforming Classroom Practice, Justin Fraser

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Is it possible to teach students about service using a classroom management system?