The projects undertaken by CERC include research areas that:
- Examine Christian schools’ connections to current education trends
- Establish the efficacy of curriculums, initiatives and projects of Christian schools from a Christian standpoint.
- Seeks to examine the faith development of students in Adventist schools.
|Project title||Partner/Funding Body||Avondale Researchers||Completion details||Project information|
|The Integration of a school market gardening program into the Australian F-6 curriculum: A case study of one Adventist primary School||CERC||Bev Christian,|
Dr Jason Morton,
Dr Peter Williams,
Dr Robyn Pearce,
|2019-2021||Explores how one Adventist primary school integrates a school market gardening program into both the Australian F-6 curriculum & the objectives of Adventist education for authentic learning.|
|Why Avondale?||CERC||Maria Northcote, Jane Fernandez, Steve Currow, Peter Kilgour, Carolyn Rickett||2021-||Aims to investigate, firstly, why MPhil and PhD candidates choose Avondale to complete their research degrees and, secondly, to determine why these candidates stay at Avondale throughout their postgraduate studies.|
|Teachers’ perspectives of the impact of COVID-19 shutdowns, and how they perceive the future, for ASA (Adventist Schools Australia) schools||CERC/Adventist Schools Australia||Peter Kilgour, Maria Northcote, Jason Morton, Megan Cousins, Kirsty Pearce||2021-||Will investigate teachers’ perspectives on the journey of Adventist schools in managing the COVID-19 response, especially during the COVID-19 school shutdown and on return to face-to-face teaching. The study will also come to understand their perceptions of what the ‘new normal’ for education may look like in the future.|