Christians in Teaching Conference

 

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The Christians in Teaching Conference is a day-long conference which promotes teaching as a profession, and facilitates teachers in the teaching of biblically-shaped education within their classrooms and schools.

 

The aim of the Conference is to build networks between Christian teachers, assist in the development of innovative approaches to teaching and learning so that Christ is honoured, and help teachers create resources that integrate a Christian world view. 

 

The Conference also aims to inspire teachers to see their profession as a ministry vocation and calling to serve God, and to identify and support emerging school leaders, along with current leadership, to build on their knowledge of Christ within an educational framework.

  

The next Christians in Teaching Conference will be held in May 2019 (details to be released soon).

 

2018 Christians in Teaching Conference - Resilient Teaching

On Saturday May 5, 2018, Anglican EdComm welcomed Dr Donald Guthrie of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago to deliver the keynote addresses at the Christians in Teaching Conference which focused on ‘Resilient Teaching’. Using evidence from the literature and research, Dr Guthrie helped participants to reflect on the notion of 'struggling well with hopeful perseverance' as the basis for the resilient life. Reflecting on five key themes he was able to help participants consider how balancing the needs of each of these areas of life lead people to resilience and away from burnout. This was an important conference for helping Christian educators consider personal well-being as a core ingredient of their professional lives in the classroom and beyond.

 

Video: Session 1

  

 

Video: Session 2

 

Slides & Handouts

Slidedeck - Session 1: Foundations

Handout  - Session 2

Slidedeck - Sessions 3 & 4: Healthy Systems

 

2017 Christians in Teaching Conference - Virtuous Minds

At the 2017 Christians in Teaching Conference, Philip Dow spoke on the pursuit of Intellectual Character and its value in education. Dow adeptly outlined the notion that Intellectual Character is not about thinking skills or knowledge, rather it is about habits of mind. These habits of mind include courage, carefulness, curiosity, tenacity, humility, honesty and fair-mindedness, and are valuable, if not imperative, in developing virtuous, critical thinking students who endeavour to pursue truth and meaning in both their learning and the world.