TEACH Journal of Christian Education

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List of Papers (Total 340)

Becoming Collaborators: First Conference brings Tertiary Teacher Educators Together

Teacher educators at Seventh-day Adventist tertiary institutions across the South Pacific will seek to collaborate on development and research after attending an inaugural conference

The Word Made Flesh

By Janice Tuuina, Published on 11/01/18

Flexible Learning Environments

By Alyssa Weslake, Published on 11/01/18

Creative vs. Copy

By Kaye Judge, Published on 11/01/18

Mindset, Perseverance, and Learning

209 junior school students, ranging from year four to year six, and their nine teachers participated in this study that explored how the psychological factors of growth mindset: the belief in one’s ability to learn and succeed, selfcontrol: the ability to resist temptation and remain focused on a goal, and grit: applying passion and perseverance for long term goals, impact junior...

Relationships Effecting College Students’ Perception of Family Influence Impacting their Health and Lifestyle

The purpose of this cross-sectional, nonexperimental descriptive design study was to determine college students’ perception of family influence impacting their health and lifestyle. The sample included 120 college students in a faithbased institution and each student completed a Likert-type survey (4-point agreement scale) that investigated their perception of health, and the...

Are Christian Schools Really Christian? Perceptions of Final Year Pre-service Teachers in Australia

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...

Wellbeing Notebook: New Idea or Old Wisdom?

In a series of introductory classes on wellbeing in schools this year, my primary pre-service students and I looked at wellbeing from four different perspectives.

In What Story are We Living?

Around ANZAC Day this year, some suggested that we, as Australians, probably should not try to date our identity from the Gallipoli campaign. No doubt these comments were treated as heresy by many celebrating on the day but they do raise an interesting argument surrounding the “Who am I?” question. One of the points being made is that we could hardly call ourselves fully...

Watch Out for 'Jack', he's a Real Challenge

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) is a cluster of conditions that are the result of prenatal exposure to alcohol. Children with FASD may have noticeable facial features as well as intellectual, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Providing a loving, structured and supervised learning environment has significant positive impacts on the development of a child with...

Watch Out for 'Jack', he's a Real Challenge

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) is a cluster of conditions that are the result of prenatal exposure to alcohol. Children with FASD may have noticeable facial features as well as intellectual, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Providing a loving, structured and supervised learning environment has significant positive impacts on the development of a child with...

Successful, yet Aspiring to Improve Student Outcomes?

By Daniel Taylor, Published on 08/01/18

Grow

By Erin Entermann, Published on 08/01/18

College Students’ Perception of Family Influence Impacting their Health and Lifestyle

Christian family life affects the entire family, including students once they leave home. The purpose of this study was to determine college students’ perception of the influence of family on health. This was a cross-sectional, non-experimental study with a descriptive design. The study included 120 college students in a faith-based institution. Each student completed a Likert...

School Leadership Aspiration: Differences in Perception of Drivers and Barriers across Hierarchical Levels

This article discusses the leadership crisis looming in schools. With fewer people aspiring to take on school leadership, school education systems must consider the drivers and barriers of school leadership aspiration. This article describes the perceptions of respondents from three hierarchical levels within a faithbased education system as to the factors influencing their...

Valuing Early Career Teachers: Putting the Brakes on the Exodus

The attrition of early career teachers has been identified as an international issue. This paper reports on an Australian study that sought to identify the lived experiences of beginning teachers in one independent school system in their first three years. Areas such as the teacher’s job satisfaction and impacting factors were addressed. Data revealed that the main drivers for...

A Shout Out about Teaching for Artistic Behaviour [TAB]

I never, ever, thought I’d be that teacher—the one you hear screaming at the kids in their class from half a mile away—until I became one. I’m not a shouter. At least I wasn’t a shouter until, after over 20 years teaching in high schools, I began working as a specialist art teacher in a primary school. How did I move from good behavioural management strategies and a working...

Promoting Visible Learning through Using Graphic Organisers

“Your life as a teacher begins the day you realise that you are always a learner” Robert John Meeham This quote has provoked much thought throughout my eight years in the teaching profession. It has stimulated my curiosity to try new initiatives in the classroom and has challenged the way I view my role as an educator. As a teacher at Gilson College, I have been given the...

Teaching beyond Post-modernism in a Digitalised Society

The rapid and exponential growth of the internet over the past 40 years has changed the nature of society. Indeed, at the end of the first two decades of the twenty-first century, the internet is our defining medium. This has implications for student learning and, consequently, teacher pedagogy.

Independent Studies Endorse Superior Strategies for Teaching Reading and Spelling: Hilliard's Journey

Of the many educational outcomes to be achieved in the primary years of schooling, research demonstrates that learning to read is the most significant. The precise way in which the complex processes combine must be understood and demonstrated by teachers in order to identify their students’ needs and to teach most effectively. The activities initiated at Hilliard Christian School...

Traumatic Brain Injury: Informed Accommodation in the Classroom

This paper discusses traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the symptoms that affect a student emotionally, cognitively and socially after experiencing a TBI. Traumatic brain injuries can have a profoundly negative impact on a child’s ability to learn at school and interact with peers in social situations. Recent research shows how TBI affects brain function and the impacts that this...

Stories from Sunnyside: Ellen White in Australia 1891-1900

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...

Introducing Sunnyside

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...

Stories from Sunnyside: Where it Began

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...

History in the Details: A Historian Reflects on the Value of Letters

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...