National Institute Retreat
In March, the lecturing team for the National Institute for Christian Education spent two days together at a retreat in Parramatta, Sydney. Titled, Speaking Reformationally in Christian Higher Education: First Principles and Contextual Challenges, the retreat was an important time of professional development and relationship building for National Institute lecturers.
With National Institute lecturers located all across Australia, coming together face-to-face each year to learn, pray and deepen understanding in the task of Christian education is crucial. Institute lecturers enjoyed teaching from Dr Keith Sewell, Dr Mac Cusiter and Dr Rod Thompson.
It was also a time of professional development with Professor James Dalziel from Morling College leading Institute lecturers through an assessment workshop. This is an important task as it greatly assists with improving the learning outcomes of teachers who choose to study with the National Institute.
Institute Director, David Gray, highlighted the strategic direction that the Institute will be taking throughout 2017/18. Dr Beth Beech, Academic Dean, encouraged all to focus on the historical vision, and mission of the National Institute and how that significantly influences the approach taken to post-graduate study today.
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