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Introducing Sunnyside, Marian De Berg Nov 2017

Introducing Sunnyside, Marian De Berg

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

As an administrative assistant working at the Ellen G White Seventh-day Adventist Research Centre at Avondale College of Higher Education for the past two decades, I’ve been privileged to read Ellen White’s correspondence and manuscripts. She wrote a large portion of her writings, particularly those on the life of Jesus, while living in Australia. I’ve been encouraged and moved by her life’s journey while she lived in Cooranbong, a town near Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, where Avondale is located. Her correspondence during this time reveals Ellen White as a caring Christian woman giving her all ...


Strategies To Address Educational Needs Of Students Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing, Marion Shields, Madelyn Lennox Nov 2017

Strategies To Address Educational Needs Of Students Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing, Marion Shields, Madelyn Lennox

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

This paper addresses some of the educational needs of students with hearing impairments, for this group has unique learning needs especially in relation to language acquisition. Throughout the course of history there have been two dominant approaches to deaf education, oral (speech) and manual (sign language). Despite conflicting opinions between medical professionals and educators in the field of Deaf education, current research suggests that flexibility and an openness to utilise a combination according to the individual needs of the students is the best approach to forming language proficiency. This paper will use these findings to suggest a holistic range of ...


Transforming Classroom Practice, April Van Bezouwen, Beverly J. Christian Nov 2017

Transforming Classroom Practice, April Van Bezouwen, Beverly J. Christian

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

A journey into the amazing world of seeds.

“How can seed pods encourage a sense of

awe and wonder in young learners?”


Avondale Creates Community For Christian Early Childhood Educators In Australia, Kaye Judge, Brenton Stacey Nov 2017

Avondale Creates Community For Christian Early Childhood Educators In Australia, Kaye Judge, Brenton Stacey

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Avondale has helped establish the first association for Christian early childhood educators in Australia at an inaugural conference organised and hosted by its Discipline of Education. The inter-denominational Australian Christian Early Childhood Educators Association (ACECEA) will bring academics and practitioners together to network, collaborate on research and promote informed practice. “We recognise a key strength will be unity of purpose,” says Kaye Judge, a lecturer in education (early childhood) at Avondale.


Stories From Sunnyside: Ellen White In Australia 1891-1900, Sonia Knight Nov 2017

Stories From Sunnyside: Ellen White In Australia 1891-1900, Sonia Knight

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

I’d never been to “Sunnyside” until a few weeks ago. So, the opportunity to tour Ellen White’s Australian home excited me. As a guide ushered our large group through the historic building, I saw not only the room where the Seventh-day Adventist Church pioneer wrote a large proportion of her writings, including The Desire of Ages, but also other items she’d used in the running of her household. Our guide interspersed historical facts with interesting snippets and captivating stories of everyday life.


Socioscientific Issues: A Framework For Teaching Ethics Through Controversial Issues In Science, Timothy C. Pope Nov 2017

Socioscientific Issues: A Framework For Teaching Ethics Through Controversial Issues In Science, Timothy C. Pope

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

As science progresses, it seemingly uncovers more ethical dilemmas for society to grapple with. More than ever before educators of today face the challenge of preparing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage with these issues. This paper explores the potential of the Socioscientific Issues framework for the teaching of ethical understanding within the science classroom of Christian or other faith based schools and offers some insights into what teaching with socioscientific perspective might look like in the classroom.


Establishing Personal Ethics: Modelling Principles Of Spiritual Leadership For A Christian Educator, Richard L. Green Nov 2017

Establishing Personal Ethics: Modelling Principles Of Spiritual Leadership For A Christian Educator, Richard L. Green

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Spiritual leadership for a college instructor relies upon developing certain principles that can only be derived from God. I assessed the value of many possible principles upon which anyone could draw to foster the necessary traits of a successful spiritual leader from God’s viewpoint. The outcome was the creation of a visual tool to illustrate the principles and their relationship to one another (Figure 1), which is then explained in detail. The evolution of this illustrative concept continued even during the writing process and was revised more than once until finalized into its current form. Submission to God is ...


Values-Virtues Leadership And The Australian Professional Standard For Principals: Toward A Distinctive Touchstone For Principals In Christian Faith-Based Schools, Wilf Rieger Nov 2017

Values-Virtues Leadership And The Australian Professional Standard For Principals: Toward A Distinctive Touchstone For Principals In Christian Faith-Based Schools, Wilf Rieger

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

The article challenges school leaders in Christian faith-based (CFB) schools to live Jesus’ kingdom values and virtues in their daily professional working and personal lives. To further this, the writer proposes an ethics, moral and spiritual purpose lens to ‘refract’ distinctive leadership profiles ─ complementary to the published Australian Professional Standard for Principals (APSP) ─ to encourage principals to engage in reflection and renewal, and bridge the gap between leadership rhetoric and practice.


History In The Details: A Historian Reflects On The Value Of Letters, Robyn Priestley Nov 2017

History In The Details: A Historian Reflects On The Value Of Letters, Robyn Priestley

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

The humble letter proved a communication lifeline for Avondale alumna and missionary Margaret Watts between 1956 and 1966. She wrote letters almost every week to family and friends. For four years, the letters came from Redcliffe Mission Station on the island of Aobe in the New Hebrides, and for the last six years they came from Inus Mission Station on the island of Bougainville in the Territory of New Guinea. Dearest Folks: Letters Home From a Missionary Wife and Mother publishes almost 100 of these surviving letters, mostly from mid-1964 onwards.


Wellbeing Education For Educators, Jason Hinze, Darren Morton Nov 2017

Wellbeing Education For Educators, Jason Hinze, Darren Morton

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

This study examined the impact of a 10-week multimodal wellbeing intervention (The Lift Project) on pre-service teachers’ personal wellbeing and their perceptions of the value of the intervention when embedded into their course of study. Ninety-two percent of the 103 students (20.1±3.0 yrs, 29 males/74 females) indicated that the intervention positively influenced their wellbeing. Significant improvements were observed in all domains of wellbeing measured, including: perceived physical health (5.1%, p<0.001), physical health behaviours (7.4%, p<0.001), mental health (16.3%, p<0.001), vitality (18.9%, p<0.001), spirituality (4.4%, p<0.01), and life satisfaction (7.1%, p<0.001). Further, significant reductions were recorded in symptoms of depression (-30.6%, p<0.001), anxiety (-34.9%, p<0.001) and stress (-23.3%, p<0.001). The pre-service teachers indicated that the intervention would equip them to support the wellbeing of their future students. The findings of the study suggest that meaningful improvements can be achieved in the wellbeing of pre-service teachers by embedding experiential studies of wellbeing into pre-service teacher education.


Editorial, Graeme Perry Nov 2017

Editorial, Graeme Perry

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Improving The Writing Skills Of English Learners: An Impact On Student Learning Analysis, Holly W. Arnold Nov 2017

Improving The Writing Skills Of English Learners: An Impact On Student Learning Analysis, Holly W. Arnold

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

In this action research project, English learners’ (ELs) progress is monitored with a variety of formal and informal evaluation methods through the Impact on Student Learning Analysis (ISLA). The purpose of this ISLA is to: a) determine the effect of instruction; b) use assessment methods to guide instruction; and c) communicate the results to multiple audiences. As evidence of this, lessons centered on writing conventions were implemented, with formative writing assessments to guide future lessons. Writing quizzes were given every week to determine the effect of the instruction. As a result of this analysis, it was deduced which formal and ...


Old School Or Cutting Edge? An Examination Of Ellen G. White's Views On Education From A Best Practice Twenty-First Century Perspective, Peter W. Kilgour, Beverly J. Christian Nov 2017

Old School Or Cutting Edge? An Examination Of Ellen G. White's Views On Education From A Best Practice Twenty-First Century Perspective, Peter W. Kilgour, Beverly J. Christian

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Ellen White was an inspired writer who was influential in the development of Adventist education in the late nineteenth century. She wrote prolifically on the philosophy of Christian education, its goals and its practice. This article explores her views, as written over a century ago, and compares them with several twenty-first educational concepts that impact pedagogical practice today. The concepts chosen are: neuroplasticity, differentiation, holistic education and well-being, metacognition, education for employability, visible learning and heutagogy. The comparison revealed that when White’s views were analysed in terms of purpose or in terms of underlying principles, they aligned with several ...


Stories From Sunnyside: Where It Began, John Skrzypaszek Nov 2017

Stories From Sunnyside: Where It Began, John Skrzypaszek

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Seventh-day Adventist Church pioneer Ellen White’s connection with Australia commenced with a vision she received on April 1, 1874. She referred to it as an “impressive dream in which the messenger said, ‘You are entertaining too limited ideas of the work for this time. . . . You must take broader views. The message will go in power to all parts of the world, to Oregon, to Europe, to Australia, to the islands of the sea.’” Fifteen years later, at the age of 64, she arrived in Sydney in December, 1891.


Bullying: Personal Thoughts?, Stan Walsh Jul 2017

Bullying: Personal Thoughts?, Stan Walsh

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Visible Learning For Literacy, Grades K-12: Implementing The Practices That Work Best To Accelerate Student Learning, Sherry J. Hattingh Jul 2017

Visible Learning For Literacy, Grades K-12: Implementing The Practices That Work Best To Accelerate Student Learning, Sherry J. Hattingh

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Editorial, Graeme Perry Jul 2017

Editorial, Graeme Perry

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


The Parable Of The Master Teacher: Redemptive Discipline And Biblical Metanarrative, Beverly Christian Jul 2017

The Parable Of The Master Teacher: Redemptive Discipline And Biblical Metanarrative, Beverly Christian

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

This is a story about a teacher.


Transforming Classroom Practice, Michelle Cutajar, Beverly Christian Jul 2017

Transforming Classroom Practice, Michelle Cutajar, Beverly Christian

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Hearts are all aflutter in the Kindy/One

classroom. How does learning about

butterflies offer opportunities for learning

about God?


Naplan Gains And Explicit Instruction, Jenny Gibbons Jul 2017

Naplan Gains And Explicit Instruction, Jenny Gibbons

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


A Nexus Of Eyes: The Praxis Of Chaplaincy In One Faith Based Educational System Through Emerging Emic Perspectives, Michael J. Parker, Phil Fitzsimmons, Barry Gane Jul 2017

A Nexus Of Eyes: The Praxis Of Chaplaincy In One Faith Based Educational System Through Emerging Emic Perspectives, Michael J. Parker, Phil Fitzsimmons, Barry Gane

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Internationally chaplaincy as a whole,

and school based chaplaincy in particular, is

morphing into new forms within emerging national

uncertainties, and cultural diversity. Drawing on

their work in Ireland, King and Norman (2009)

believe that the role of school chaplains everywhere

needs to be carefully realigned and rethought.

This paper seeks in part to address this

situation, unpacking the initial ‘emic-journey’ of

a three year multi-case study research agenda

that seeks to holistically investigate how key

stakeholders in three faith based schools

understand the role and practice of school

chaplains. In this instance, the stakeholders

included administrators, chaplains and students ...


Level One Autism / High-Functioning Autism: Implications For Schools, Principals And Teachers, Marion Shields Jul 2017

Level One Autism / High-Functioning Autism: Implications For Schools, Principals And Teachers, Marion Shields

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

A Contextualisation

Recently a Master of Teaching student shared with

me his practicum experience at a local primary

school. “If only I had done your assignment first” he

said, for a new student with high functioning autism

had been enrolled in the class but his supervising

teacher was at a loss to manage the perplexing

behaviour in the classroom.

Then a Master of Education student shared

the experience of a little boy with high functioning

autism who was frequently punished at his school

for his ‘different’ behaviour.

Can these scenarios be improved? I believe

they can. So this paper has ...


Learning Thresholds: A Journey In Online Learning And Teaching, David P. Wilson, Peter Williams, Warrick R. Long, Maria T. Northcote Jul 2017

Learning Thresholds: A Journey In Online Learning And Teaching, David P. Wilson, Peter Williams, Warrick R. Long, Maria T. Northcote

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Three tertiary business educators transitioned their teaching from a just face-to-face mode of content delivery into online/blended content delivery formats. It was found there were three dominant domains of learning thresholds for these educators, which involved the course, student engagement and the teacher. The course domain considered alternative approaches to teaching and course design. The student domain focussed on student engagement and feedback. The teacher domain addressed teacher identity and interactions. Challenges faced by the educators included adopting a new paradigm of teaching, benchmarking efforts, and adequate resourcing. The positive transformative experience involved the educators gaining increased self-assurance in ...


Coherence - The Right Drivers In Action For Schools, Districts And Systems, Peter W. Kilgour Jul 2017

Coherence - The Right Drivers In Action For Schools, Districts And Systems, Peter W. Kilgour

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


St Andrew's Cathedral School's Teaching Christianly Framework, Brad Swibel Jul 2017

St Andrew's Cathedral School's Teaching Christianly Framework, Brad Swibel

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

This article seeks to outline the challenges faced

in developing and implementing the Teaching

Christianly Framework to an established, elite

Sydney independent school. The success of its

implementation has relied on strong strategic

alignment to the school’s mission and vision as

well as building capacity with mid-career staff

to work with Heads of Department who tend

to be gatekeepers of change. Evidence based

research and academic partnerships have

allowed the project to be sustained and gain

momentum throughout the process.


Best Practice In International Service Learning (Isl): Aspects Of Risk And Impact, Brad Watson, Frida Reierson Jul 2017

Best Practice In International Service Learning (Isl): Aspects Of Risk And Impact, Brad Watson, Frida Reierson

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

This article outlines the difference

between international service learning and short

term mission trips. It then proposes six features

of effective international service learning that

are likely to minimise risk while resulting in

demonstrable impact.


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 ...


Stem Down The Track: Two Christian Schools' Further Experiences, Peter W. Kilgour, Phil Fitzsimmons, Tieren Kilgour, Jennifer Merriman Jul 2017

Stem Down The Track: Two Christian Schools' Further Experiences, Peter W. Kilgour, Phil Fitzsimmons, Tieren Kilgour, Jennifer Merriman

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Students’ perceptions of what STEM is and

how it has been implemented in their schools

is reported in this paper. Students were asked

in focus groups about what STEM is and how

they had seen the progress their two respective

schools had made in its implementation. The

data showed that students were very familiar

with what STEM is and how it was developing

in their schools. While younger students

enjoyed the fun and the challenge, secondary

students could see the potential for the STEM

they are doing at school to help in their future

employment. Another interesting factor revealed

in ...


It's Short-Sighted, Graeme Perry Jul 2017

It's Short-Sighted, Graeme Perry

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Tell The World, Daniel Reynaud Nov 2016

Tell The World, Daniel Reynaud

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.