Author Faculty (Discipline)

Education

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

12-2019

Book

Revealing Jesus in the learning environment: Experiences of Christian educators pp. 35-54

ISBN

978-0-6484704-1-0

ANZSRC / FoR Code

130103 Higher Education| 130106 Secondary Education| 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership

Avondale Research Centre

Christian Education Research Centre

Avondale Research Centre

Scripture, Spirituality and Society Research Centre

Reportable Items

B1

Field of Education

07 Education

Peer Review

Before publication

Staff Classification

Permanent

Abstract

This chapter draws on data from original qualitative research to explore the nature of the relationships which may contribute to an educational learning environment with a Christian ethos. The literature revealed the importance of positive relationships on student achievement, socioemotional wellbeing and connection, but also highlighted a scarcity of research that explored the nature of educators’ relationships and how they shape perceptions of the learning environment. Using the Gospel of John as an exemplar of Jesus’ relationships, this investigation used a narrative sensemaking approach to identify six types of relationships that teachers and administrators value as influencing their own capacity to understand and practise Christian education.

Comments

Used by permission: Avondale Academic Press and the author.

Staff and Students of Avondale College may access Revealing Jesus in the Learning Environment from Avondale College Library (371.071 K55).

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