Staff Profile

Mrs Bev Christian

School:School of Education and Science
Position:Senior Lecturer / Head of School
Location:Education Building
Phone: (02) 4980 2187
Fax:(02) 49802190
Qualifications: DipEd (Avondale); BEd (Avondale); MEd Hons (Avondale);PhD (Candidate)
Research:1. Values education in school and higher education sectors
2. The effectiveness of a religious education curriculum 'Encounter' in the faith development of students in Seventh-day Adventist Schools in Australia.
3. School ethos and culture
4. Work placement assessment of pre-servie teachers
About:Bev Christian is a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Discipline of Education. She spent many years working in Primary Schools as a teacher, administrator and curriculum writer before transferring to the tertiary sector. Bev lectures in the area of Professional Development. Her aim is to help pre-service teachers develop their God given potential as caring and innovative classroom practitioners. She is passionate about lifelong learning and modeling what she teaches.

Select Publications:Christian, B. (2014). Using assessment tasks to develop a greater sense of values literacy in pre-service teachers. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(2), 33-44.

Northcote, M & Christian, B. (2013). Dreams, hiccups and realities: What happens when lecturers and students co-design an online module? In H. Carter, M. Gosper & J. Hedberg (Eds.). Electric dreams: Proceedings of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertairy Education (ASCILITE) Conference 2013 (pp. 6245-646).

Christian, B., Kilgour, P., & Kilgour, A. (2012). Why did my mentor teacher only give me a credit? The lonely task of grading your pre-service teacher. TEACH Journal of Christian Education, 6(2), 46-52.*

For a list of publications, visit Bev Christian publications