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TEACH Journal of Christian Education

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Nature-Based Learning In Christian Schools: Essential Element Or Optional Extra?, Beverly Christian Jul 2017

Nature-Based Learning In Christian Schools: Essential Element Or Optional Extra?, Beverly Christian

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

When children commence school, they face thirteen or more years of formal education, most of it within four walls. Outside of school, many children are growing up in a world that offers decreasing opportunities to connect with nature. Advances in technology, changing social structures and urbanisation are factors that limit the time children spend in the natural world. In the face of these changes, the voice of educators advocating for a return to naturebased learning is growing. These champions of nature-based learning cite physical, cognitive, social-emotional, spiritual, and sustainability benefits as their rationale. This article explores the relationship between nature-based ...


Exploring Spirituality In The Teacher-Leadership Role Of Mentoring Through Collaborative Action Research, Alaster Gibson Jul 2016

Exploring Spirituality In The Teacher-Leadership Role Of Mentoring Through Collaborative Action Research, Alaster Gibson

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

This paper reports on a collaborative action research project exploring spirituality in teacher-leadership through the life-world of a New Zealand Christian school principal. The participant focused on the teacher-leadership role of mentoring colleagues towards more effective teaching practices and improvement in the Christian culture of the school community. The findings show that mentoring is a long term relational commitment that remains faithful to the Christian vision and values of the school. By modelling humility, compassion and a godly resolve to encourage quality Christian education, the principal witnessed transformation in teachers’ practice and the culture of the learning community.


Faith Formation: Perceptions Of Primary And High School Students In Australian Adventist Schools, Beverly Christian, Peter Kilgour Jan 2014

Faith Formation: Perceptions Of Primary And High School Students In Australian Adventist Schools, Beverly Christian, Peter Kilgour

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Faith formation is a topic of considerable interest

for those involved in Christian education. In

this quantitative investigation, 580 students

from Years Four, Six, Eight and Ten from eleven

Adventist schools in Australian were surveyed

to determine their perspectives of their own

faith formation in four areas of their lives: Vision,

Gospel, Lordship and Presence. Additional items

measured student satisfaction with their Biblical

Studies classes. The results indicated that

students, on the whole, were positive about their

faith formation. Trends revealed that younger

students overall were more positive towards

their faith and Biblical Studies classes than high

school students with ...