This July, Anglican EdComm will partner again with St Andrew’s Cathedral School to introduce Dr Elizabeth Green, formerly of Liverpool Hope University in the UK and now Director of Cardus in North America, to staff in Anglican schools. Elizabeth is a proponent of What if Learning and passionate about rigorous research and evaluation in faith-based schools.
The big global question is: how do we make education work better?
Christian tradition offers a framework for character education, citizenship, love for one’s neighbour and a high regard for critical thinking and disciplined study. Jesus reminds us that to whom much is given much is demanded! Therefore we have to be:
- prepared to use research to ask critical questions of our own institutions and practice
- humble enough to learn from best practice
- courageous enough to challenge reductionism in our schools and education systems.
In her presentations and workshops, Dr Green will assert that Christian educators at all levels and stages of education should be critical friends in their conversations with teachers, parents, school governors and policy makers in Australia as they seek to shape and reshape education provision. Dr Green will help us to explore these big themes using the lens of recent international research into the embedding of Christian ethos in teaching and learning and education management.
She will address the following questions:
- What is a distinctively Christian ethos and what does the research tell us about its impact on student culture and learning?
- How can research help us to lead and build educational communities that engage with post-secular culture?
- What characteristics do Christian teachers need and what evidence can we look to shape a conversation with the church, practitioners and politicians about what education is for?
For event details please contact us.