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TEACH Journal of Christian Education

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Are Christian Schools Really Christian? Perceptions Of Final Year Pre-Service Teachers In Australia, Beverly Christian, Peter Beamish Nov 2018

Are Christian Schools Really Christian? Perceptions Of Final Year Pre-Service Teachers In Australia, Beverly Christian, Peter Beamish

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Final year pre-service teachers at a private provider of Christian higher education were surveyed to discover their perceptions of the special character of a wide spectrum of Australian Christian faith-based schools. They each completed an eight week placement, spread over two sessions, in a Christian school. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected through open-ended written responses and a questionnaire. The results indicated that a special Christian character was visible to the preservice teachers, with evidence that Christian worldview alignments in the areas of school culture, relationships, service and discipleship in Christian schools is easier to identify than in the learning ...


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

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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 ...


Character, Oh! Character, Where Art Thou?, Stephen J. Fyson Nov 2016

Character, Oh! Character, Where Art Thou?, Stephen J. Fyson

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No abstract provided.


New Perspectives On Anglican Education: Reconsidering Purpose And Plotting New Directions, Phil Fitzsimmons Jan 2012

New Perspectives On Anglican Education: Reconsidering Purpose And Plotting New Directions, Phil Fitzsimmons

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No abstract provided.


The Other Hat: Teaching Discernment In The Twenty-First Century, Beverly J. Christian Jan 2011

The Other Hat: Teaching Discernment In The Twenty-First Century, Beverly J. Christian

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The 21st century is placing new demands on teachers and schools. Children are growing up in a society that is characterised by exponential change, escalating social issues and everchanging technology. Because of this rapidly changing culture, our students will face challenges that do not currently exist, when they reach the workplace (Davies, McNulty & Maddox, 2011). These factors have shifted the perceived necessary skill base from knowledge based to thinking based skills such as creativity and flexibility. One area of education that is continuing to receive attention is the area of critical thinking, or mental flexibility (Davies et al., 2011). This ...


Ministering Within The School, Karen Muirhead Jan 2010

Ministering Within The School, Karen Muirhead

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No abstract provided.


Christian Schools - A World Of Difference, Don Roy Jan 2008

Christian Schools - A World Of Difference, Don Roy

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Christian education is distinctly different from other approaches to education. But knowing what that distinctiveness is and acting consistently on it is vital, for Christian schools to be authentic and to justify their existence. This article seeks to identify fundamental premises underlying Christian education; then to establish a set of ground rules for critical discussion and the development of a model to faithfully represent that enterprise. The purpose of the model is two-fold: to capture realistically the dynamic nature or ‘special character’ of Christian schools as communities of faith, and in so doing, provide a useful frame of reference for ...


Justifiable Or Not? Developing And Preserving A Christian School Ethos, Bruce Youlden Jan 2008

Justifiable Or Not? Developing And Preserving A Christian School Ethos, Bruce Youlden

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No abstract provided.


Christianity And A ‘Good Society’ In Australia: A First Response To Stuart Piggin’S Murdoch Lecture, Arthur N. Patrick Jan 2007

Christianity And A ‘Good Society’ In Australia: A First Response To Stuart Piggin’S Murdoch Lecture, Arthur N. Patrick

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The article responds to a challenge to focus the values of Christianity toward making 21st century Australia a ‘good society’. The author charts the directions for a projected three-part series, framed by the typology of theologian H. Richard Niebuhr that examines the historic nature and current potential of Christianity in Australia.