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Who are the history keepers in your family? My great Aunt Jess (1887- 1973) was the custodian of a small wooden cylinder, containing two smaller gold nuggets, to which she...

RELATIONAL PEDAGOGY: A Biblical Basis

By John Shortt

John Shortt has just made his first trip to Australia to speak at the Anglican EdComm Christians in Teaching Conference 2015. Below is a paper based on a talk that John gave at the EurECA Conference in June 2014. We thank John for his willingness to travel to the other side of the world to share of his experience of biblically-shaped education in Europe, and for his being a faithful Christian educator and example to us as we continue the task of bearing witness to Christ in the classrooms of Australian schools.

INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN ANGLICAN SCHOOL?

You’d be hard-pressed to find an Anglican or some other Christian school that did not include the Bible somewhere in its curriculum.

I have read a very helpful book titled History through the Eyes of Faith edited by Ronald A Wells, Professor of History at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and published...

Reading Tim Keller’s Every Good Endeavour is enough to get you up in the morning with a spring in your step.

Is mentoring an essential part of leadership?

In this our final Women as Leaders event for 2015, Julie Mathews (Head of School at Excelsia College, Sydney) will lead this very helpful after-school forum for women at all stages of their teaching careers. 

Should we be concerned about religious freedom in faith-based schools in NSW? This was the theme of an EdComm presentation to the principals and governors of Sydney Anglican schools by Professor Patrick Parkinson in May. It was both timely and important given the ongoing debate about religious freedom versus discrimination covered by the media in recent months.

Are you a kids' or youth leader at church? 

Are you interested in teaching as a career? 

Do you want to know what skills a teacher needs? 

Do wonder how your faith can be lived out as a teacher?

EdComm has produced a discussion paper on The Role of the Principal in the Spiritual Leadership of an Anglican School. We asked Graham Stanton, former Principal of Youthworks College, what led him to write this important paper and what it is intended to achieve.

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