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Editorial, Graeme Perry Nov 2015

Editorial, Graeme Perry

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Ytravel, A Travel Blog, Lara Campbell, Lawson Hull Nov 2015

Ytravel, A Travel Blog, Lara Campbell, Lawson Hull

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Doing Twice As Much Maths In Half The Time: Implementing Scrum Methodology In A Year 7 Mathematics Classroom, Jotham Kingston Nov 2015

Doing Twice As Much Maths In Half The Time: Implementing Scrum Methodology In A Year 7 Mathematics Classroom, Jotham Kingston

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Developing Autonomy In Primary School Aged Children With Type 1 Diabetes, Amanda Cochrane Nov 2015

Developing Autonomy In Primary School Aged Children With Type 1 Diabetes, Amanda Cochrane

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

This review considers literature on the self-care of children with type 1 diabetes and applies it to the primary school classroom. It reports that by allowing children to have self-care with their health at an early age, they develop a healthy foundation for lifelong health. This review found that children with type 1 diabetes are able to provide self-care when they develop the cognitive skills to understand how to control their condition, along with social and emotional development to be able to cope within the social environment. It is shown that when care-givers and children monitor the condition closely, better ...


Loneliness Gets A Bad Report, Trafford Arthur Fischer Nov 2015

Loneliness Gets A Bad Report, Trafford Arthur Fischer

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

The Christian text is quick to introduce the imperative to build close relationships. At the commencement of human history God declares that it is not good for a person to be alone (Gen 2:18 NIV). Loneliness was clearly not a part of God’s original plan for human existence.


Transforming Classroom Practice, Ian Baskin, Beverly J. Christian Nov 2015

Transforming Classroom Practice, Ian Baskin, Beverly J. Christian

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Is it possible for an in-school soup kitchen to provide a vehicle for practical Christianity, lessons in prayer and a changing school culture?


Conflict Resolution For The Classroom, Deana C. Jones Nov 2015

Conflict Resolution For The Classroom, Deana C. Jones

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Conflict significantly disrupts achievement within classrooms. It effects individuals but also influences group members and potentially a wider community. Minimizing conflict optimizes opportunity and this is the goal of sharing these insights.


Future Leadership Of Schools In Australia: Employee Perceptions Of Taking On The Challenge, Peter Williams, Peter Morey Nov 2015

Future Leadership Of Schools In Australia: Employee Perceptions Of Taking On The Challenge, Peter Williams, Peter Morey

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Educational systems are experiencing a global leadership crisis. The literature around school leadership paints a clear picture: school leaders are an ageing population and there is a lack of willingness from classroom teachers to take on school leadership roles. Anecdotal evidence would suggest this is also the case within Adventist Schools Australia (ASA), however, there is a lack of research that has explored the leadership intentions of current employees within this education system. Through a review of school leadership literature, and ASA employee survey responses on the topic of school leadership, this study explores the views of these respondents to ...


Exploring The Interaction Between Christianity And Science, Lynden Rogers Nov 2015

Exploring The Interaction Between Christianity And Science, Lynden Rogers

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

The three lectures were entitled: Is Christianity a Religion?, The Invention of Modern Science and Exploring the Territories of Science and Religion. This lecture series explored new ways of thinking of both Christianity and science that emerge from the manner in which both entities have changed and developed over the last two millennia. It was proposed that an accurate perception of their contemporary interaction is predicated on an understanding of the nuances of this evolutionary, historical process.


Don’T Stress Me Out! Anxiety, Information Processing And Learning, Klinton Neirinckx, Darren Morton, Wendi Herman, Jason Hinze Nov 2015

Don’T Stress Me Out! Anxiety, Information Processing And Learning, Klinton Neirinckx, Darren Morton, Wendi Herman, Jason Hinze

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

High levels of arousal and anxiety can affect an individual’s ability to process information and learn new skills. The present study used a high platform lunge task to examine the effect of task repetition on state anxiety and how an individual’s ability to process visual and auditory information is affected by arousal level. Twenty-six females (21.8 ± 2.8 yrs) performed six lunges from a six-meter platform to a suspended trapeze. Measures of state anxiety were recorded during the 5-minute rest period between each attempt. During the 10-second countdown to jump, the subjects were exposed to five visual ...


Encyclopedia Of Christian Education, Barry Hill Nov 2015

Encyclopedia Of Christian Education, Barry Hill

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Imagine, Interrupt, Innovate: Internationalising Teaching And Learning Practice, Sherry J. Hattingh, Steven W. Thompson, Peter Williams, Lindsay Morton Nov 2015

Imagine, Interrupt, Innovate: Internationalising Teaching And Learning Practice, Sherry J. Hattingh, Steven W. Thompson, Peter Williams, Lindsay Morton

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Internationalisation of the curriculum is a key research area at the intersection of teaching and learning. Increasing numbers of international students in Australian schools and tertiary institutions necessitate the reconceptualisation of curriculum to incorporate global perspectives and develop intercultural competencies of both students and teachers. Accordingly, this research project identified key discipline areas at Avondale College of Higher Education in which to perform pedagogical intervention with an internationalisation focus. Three lecturers undertook action research in the areas of Primary Education, Business and Theology, resulting in the production of culturallyinformed perspectives, increased cross-cultural awareness and the identification of areas for future ...


Pilgrims And Progress, James Standish Nov 2015

Pilgrims And Progress, James Standish

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Christian Schools And Chocolate Cakes: An 'Excursion Through My Heart-Space', Emma King Jul 2015

Christian Schools And Chocolate Cakes: An 'Excursion Through My Heart-Space', Emma King

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


The Man The Anzacs Revered: William 'Fighting Mac' Mckenzie Anzac Chaplain, Nathan Brown Jul 2015

The Man The Anzacs Revered: William 'Fighting Mac' Mckenzie Anzac Chaplain, Nathan Brown

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Trash, Treasure And Trivia, Wilf Rieger Jul 2015

Trash, Treasure And Trivia, Wilf Rieger

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Fighting Mac Returns Home: Avondale Academic Presents Biography To Anzac Chaplain's Church And Family, Brenton Stacey Jul 2015

Fighting Mac Returns Home: Avondale Academic Presents Biography To Anzac Chaplain's Church And Family, Brenton Stacey

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Vision For Learning (Part Ii): A Tool For Educators To Assist In The Detection And Treatment Of Vision Difficulties, Marcia Forbes, Marion Shields Jul 2015

Vision For Learning (Part Ii): A Tool For Educators To Assist In The Detection And Treatment Of Vision Difficulties, Marcia Forbes, Marion Shields

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Clinical Missionaries: Avondale Students Model The Value Of Nursing, Bianca Reynaud Jul 2015

Clinical Missionaries: Avondale Students Model The Value Of Nursing, Bianca Reynaud

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

A fifth annual visit by Avondale nurses to a hospital on Malaita in the Solomon Islands demonstrates to local nursing students the value of the profession.


Transforming Classroom Practice, Nigel Lynn, Beverly J. Christian Jul 2015

Transforming Classroom Practice, Nigel Lynn, Beverly J. Christian

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Is it possible to foster excellence, engagement and intergenerational understanding through a Year Eight Technology project?


The Tough Gig: Being Salt And Light, Michael Spence Jul 2015

The Tough Gig: Being Salt And Light, Michael Spence

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Almost exactly two years ago, I was invited to speak at the Avondale Graduation for that year and had accepted. But unexpectedly, my wife was taken ill in late November and was dead by the 22nd of December. It was a very difficult time, but it was also a time in which life had a certain clarity. All sorts of things that had seemed important – the state of the house, the state of my finances, the state of my work –seemed suddenly far less significant. But relationships (with Beth, with my children, with our friends, with God), in those days ...


Lifestyle The Best Medicine: Annual Appeal Supporting Research Into Health And Wellbeing, Brenton Stacey Jul 2015

Lifestyle The Best Medicine: Annual Appeal Supporting Research Into Health And Wellbeing, Brenton Stacey

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


School Chaplaincy Is Effective But Could It Be Better?, Michael J. Parker, Barry Gane, Carola Parker Jul 2015

School Chaplaincy Is Effective But Could It Be Better?, Michael J. Parker, Barry Gane, Carola Parker

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Analysis of the data collected in the Valuegenesis II study of 3263 students in Seventh-day Adventist schools, indicates that 63% consider the school chaplain has influenced their development of faith. Further, school chaplaincy is associated with statistically significant positive differences in the levels of Faith Maturity, Christian Commitment, Intrinsic Orientation to Religion, Positive Views of God, Denominational Loyalty and Social Responsibility, being a medium to large effect impacting students lives. The potential of reflective practice to improve the outcomes of chaplaincy in the current context of low levels of job satisfaction and chaplaincy retention is considered.


One Public School: Building Community At Breakfast, Wayne Miller, Wayne Krause Jul 2015

One Public School: Building Community At Breakfast, Wayne Miller, Wayne Krause

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

School-family and school-community partnerships have been shown to underpin school success. These relationships where parents and community organisations share responsibility for helping children succeed in school have been called ‘partnership schools’ and ‘complementary learning’. An example of a ‘partnership school’ was reported in a case study by Miller (2005; 2009) where support being provided by church-based community volunteers at Whitewood Public School1 on the Central Coast of New South Wales was cited. That study investigated the use of empowerment evaluation (Fetterman, 2001) with a national school breakfast program in Australia called the Good Start Breakfast Club. This paper reports from ...


An Analysis Of Values Literacy And Internalisation In Students Commencing High School: A Pilot Study, Amy-Lyn Marks, Beverly J. Christian, Cedric Greive Jul 2015

An Analysis Of Values Literacy And Internalisation In Students Commencing High School: A Pilot Study, Amy-Lyn Marks, Beverly J. Christian, Cedric Greive

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

This mixed methods pilot study investigated the impact of values education on Year Seven students in three Christian K-12 schools in Australia. Participants were surveyed to determine their knowledge, understanding, and internalisation of the Nine Core Values for Australian Schooling. Further, random selections of students from two schools participated in three focus groups that discussed scenarios describing value-laden interactions. The study found that Year Seven students had a varied knowledge and understanding of the Nine Core Values for Australian Schooling that appeared independent of background variables. The study also found that the participants generally had sound levels of internalisation of ...


A Motivation Scaffold To Improve The Learning Engagement Of Students, David Low, Tony Robinson Jul 2015

A Motivation Scaffold To Improve The Learning Engagement Of Students, David Low, Tony Robinson

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Teachers who work with young adolescents know that motivating and maintaining their interest in classroom-based learning is a major challenge.

This study seeks to address this issue and is an examination of the use of a motivational scaffold to assist a cohort of Year Nine students to take greater responsibility for their learning through direct and authentic learning experiences outside the classroom.


Museums Of The Mind: My Friendship With Australian Poet, Gwen Harwood, Mary Trim Jul 2015

Museums Of The Mind: My Friendship With Australian Poet, Gwen Harwood, Mary Trim

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

In late winter, 1986, I wrote a letter of appreciation to Australian poet, Gwen Harwood, for her Selected Poems (1975). I mentioned that I was planning to visit Hobart in 1987 and cautiously wondered if we might meet. I enclosed a stamped addressed envelope, hoping, perhaps presumptuously, to receive a reply. After all, it was rumoured she did not like academia and was arguably the finest poet then writing in Australia. She had already won seven prestigious awards and would go on to receive seven more, including three honorary doctorates.


Editorial, Graeme Perry Jun 2015

Editorial, Graeme Perry

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.