Completed Projects (2017)

Project titlePartner/Funding BodyAvondale ResearchersCompletion detailsProject informationLink to related publication
Wellbeing Education for EducatorsCERCJason Hinze,Darren Morton2017-2018A report of a 10 week wellbeing intervention with a cohort of Christian college studentsTeach Journal 11(2)
Attrition of beginning teachers (Valuing Early Career Teachers: Putting the Brakes on the Exodus)Adventist Schools AustraliaMarion Shields

Donna Berkner (South Western Adventist University)
2017-2018This project surveyed early career teachers in ASA schools from the 2013, 2014 & 2015 Avondale teaching graduates. Administrative support, induction and orientation experiences including mentoring were explored and participants were able to share experiences that needed to improve; valuable experiences and make suggestions for both ASA and Avondale.Teach Journal 12(1)
Primary pre-service teachers' perceptions of course related factors that enhance instructional self-efficacyCERCBev Christian2017Pre-service teachers were asked their perceptions of course related factors that increased their instructional self-efficacy.Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 42(2)
Nature-based learning in Christian schools: Essential element or optional extra?CERCBev Christian2017This research explores the relationship between nature-based learning and the aims of Christian education, with specific reference to student wellbeing, spirituality and stewardship.Teach Journal 11(1)
Old school or cutting edge? An examination of Ellen White’s view on education from a best practice twenty-first century viewpoint.CERCPeter Kilgour,
Bev Christian
2017A study of how 21st Century pedagogies align with the counsel of Mrs White from 1903.Teach Journal 11(2)
Are Christian schools really Christian? Perceptions of final year pre-service teachers in AustraliaCERCBev Christian,
Peter Beamish
2017What do pre-service teachers have to say about the Christian schools they have experienced?Teach Journal 12(2)
Aust Govt Funding of Adventist SchoolsCERCPeter Kilgour,
Tony Williams
2017A history of the introduction of and reactions to government funding of Adventist schools in AustraliaChapter of a Book published by Avondale Academic Press
Solomon Island Govt Funding of Adventist SchoolsCERCPeter Kilgour,
JosephPitakia
2017A history of the introduction of and reactions to government funding of Adventist schools in the Solomon Islands.Chapter of a Book published by Avondale Academic Press