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Ken Dickens Resigning

It was announced at the end of April, that Ken Dickens had notified the board of his intention to resign as principal of the National Institute for Christian Education at the end of this year. This is a significant change to CEN and the National Institute after Ken’s 16 years of leadership and vision; both being instrumental to the shaping and growing of our organisation. Ken’s passion to lead teachers, young and old, towards deeper thinking and a transformed perspective is something we deeply treasure and respect. Although we are thrilled that Ken will continue to enlighten us and challenge us through his affiliation with the Institute, we are challenged by the change this new day brings. Please pray for the task force that is behind the recruitment of a new person for the …

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New Semester – Enrol Now

Enrolments for the National Institute’s Semester Two postgraduate courses for are now open until Friday, July 1. The semester officially begins on July 18th. We are also taking early enrolments for Semester 3, 2016. Of particular interest may be some of the new units to be offered that include: EDL567 The Professional Development of Educators EDE545 Inclusion in …

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Recent Graduation

In March the National Institute for Christian Education celebrated with 20 teachers the completion of their postgraduate studies in Christian education. Six students completed their 4-unit Graduate Diploma of Education. Nine students completed the 8-unit Masters of Education, and five completed the Masters of Education (Leadership) course. We were honoured to participate in the formal …

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NZ Study Tour

There has been strong interest in the study tour of New Zealand being held from the 9th – 18th October this year. Plans are coming together well and we are just finalising numbers for the trip. A couple of people have pulled out so there are a few spots left if you would like to join this journey. Kathy Pereira and Michelle Dempsey are leading the trip, so fun is guaranteed.

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Postgraduate Study Intensives

The National Institute for Christian Education is offering two study intensives this year. These will be in July in New South Wales and in Western Australia. Intensives are a great way to launch a postgraduate unit and and to begin study in a collaborative context face to face with an Institute lecturer. The details are as follows …

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Professional Development Update

A large number of CEN and other schools have embraced the professional development resources/workshops developed by the National Institute already this year. Many more have organised for an Institute presenter to visit the school to take the staff/teachers (and sometimes community members) through Christ-centred, biblical worldview workshops all with the aim of…

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New Audio/Podcasts

Well they are not true podcasts but we have added three new talks to the Institute Podcast feed. The two keynotes from Dr Ryan Messmore delivered at the recent CEN National Conference and Chris Parker’s keynote presentation to the Australian Christian Librarians’ Conference.

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