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Old School or Cutting Edge? An Examination of Ellen G. White's Views on Education from a Best Practice Twenty-First Century Perspective

Avondale College Beverly J. Christian Avondale College Follow this and additional works at: Part of the Other Education Commons Recommended Citation - Article 7 ... , Cooranbong, NSW Beverly J. Christian Head of the Discipline of Education and senior lecturer in the Discipline of Education, Avondale College of Higher Education, Cooranbong, NSW Abstract Ellen G. White

Brain Breaks: Help or Hindrance?

Current trends in educational neuroscience indicate that the brain needs frequent downtime for optimal learning. One way of achieving this in the classroom is with brain breaks. Physical movement brain breaks are the most commonly used, but there is less evidence that compares different types of brain breaks and their effectiveness in promoting student refocus after the brain...

An Analysis of Values Literacy and Internalisation in Students Commencing High School: A Pilot Study

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...

What Considerations Are Important for Fostering the Faith Development of Senior Students? A Case Study of Two Schools with Campus Churches

Campus churches, situated on school grounds, are growing in number within Christian education systems in Australia. In this relationship, the school partners with the campus church in providing a community of faith. This case study investigated senior students’ perceptions of the factors positively influencing their faith development at two K–12 Christian schools with campus...

Engaging with Community: How Schools Are Helping Their Students Become Informed, Responsible and Compassionate Citizens

In Tasmania, high school students sit with senior citizens and individually tutor them in computer skills. At a school in Victoria, Year 9 students studying hospitality serve a meal to community guests and provide dinner entertainment. In a small rural New South Wales primary school, the children are busy in their HOPE gardens, harvesting vegetables for charity groups who take...