2019 Learning & Teaching Theology Conference

God’s Exemplary Graduates: Character-Oriented Graduate Attributes in Theological Education

Venue : Sydney College of Divinity
Unit 6B, 5 Talavera Road Macquarie Park NSW 2113

Date : 5-6 April 2019 

Registration
We are accepting last minute registrations. Register online

  • Full Registration (Friday and Saturday) $290
  • Student Registration $250
  • One Day Registration (Friday OR Saturday) $190
  • Conference Dinner $80

Conference Accommodation Group Rate

Marriott Hotels are offering a group rate for the Sydney College of Divinity at the Courtyard Sydney- North Ryde between 4 and 7 April.  Book before 15 March for the special rate of $160 per night. Book your group rate for Sydney College of Divinity

Program (Download or scroll down to see the program)

Friday, 5 April 2019

9:15-9:50 am    Registration

9:50-10 am       Introduction

10­-11:30 am      Keynote Address 1 | Prof. S. Bruce Dowton, Vice Chancellor, Macquarie University

12-1 pm              Keynote Address 2 | Dr Bill Salier, Principal, Youthworks College, Australian College of Theology

2-3 pm               Parallel Sessions             

Trevor Cairney

(University of Sydney)

Religious Higher Education at the Crossroads: The need to reconsider epistemology, pedagogy and formation

George Athas

(Moore College)

‘Is the Christian also among the Academics?’ A Proposal for Genuine Research in a Confessional Context

Maggie Kappelhoff

(University of Divinity)

Ecclesial Shifts and Educational Rifts: Riding the Tide of Theological Education

Steve Taylor & Rosemary Dewerse

(Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership, Dunedin, New Zealand / Flinders University)

Graduate formation and life-long learning in the context of ministerial vocations

Neil Foster

(University of Newcastle)

Religious Freedom and the Academy

 

 

Dennis Nutt

(Sydney College of Divinity)

Should Ministers Be Graduates Anyway?

 

 

3.30-5pm             Parallel Sessions

Diane Hockridge

(Ridley College, Australian College of Theology; Macquarie University)

Online Learning Design for graduate formation: emerging principles and pedagogies

 

Les Ball

(Australian College of Ministries, Sydney College of Divinity)

The Role of Curriculum in Developing Character-Oriented Graduate Attributes, with an Illustration from Church History

Peter Mudge

(Sydney College of Divinity)

“But only one thing is necessary” – Cultivating Key Virtues in Graduates through a Methodology based on epektasis and the Divine Pedagogy

 

James Dalziel

(Morling College, Australian College of Theology; University of Divinity)

Graduate Attributes and Theological Education: Interactions between Organisational Change, Spiritual Formation, Online Learning and Business Models

Michael Gladwin

(St Mark’s National Theological Centre, Charles Sturt University)

The inner GLO: teaching church history in a university‐based, Australian theological college

 

David McEwan

(Nazarene Theological College, Sydney College of Divinity)

Private Study, Social Learning and Embodied Practice: Insights from John Wesley’s Framework for Preparing Effective Ministers in Early Methodism

Geoff Treloar

(Australian College of Theology)

Graduate Attributes in the Australian College of Theology – Rhetoric or Reality?

 

 

Bernard Doherty

(St Mark’s National Theological Centre, Charles Sturt University)

“Cults” in the Classroom: Some Neglected Challenges of Religious Pluralism and Multiculturalism to Pedagogy and Curriculum in Theological Education

David Wright

(Bible College of South Australia, Australian College of Theology)

“Integration” in the Ancient World – An Anachronistic concept?

 

 

5 pm                      Drinks & Nibbles

6.30 pm               Dinner

Saturday, 6 April 2019

9:15-9:50 am     Registration

9:50-10 am         Introduction

10­-11:30 am       Keynote Address 3 | Dr Bill Salier, Principal, Youthworks College, Australian College of Theology

12-1 pm               Parallel Sessions

Sarah Hart

(Good Shepherd College, Sydney College of Divinity)

Popular Songs and Psalms

 

 

 

 

Peter Laughlin

(Australian College of Ministries, Sydney College of Divinity)

Designing Effective International Fieldwork Experiences: How ACOM and the Alliance Institute for Mission have worked to ensure both Short and Long Term International Fieldwork Experiences Lead to Student Transformation

Constantine Campbell

(Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Il., USA)

Language Learning in Theological Education

 

 

 

Neil Holm

(Sydney College of Divinity)

The Righteous Mind

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Errington

(St Mark’s National Theological Centre, Charles Sturt University)

Character and pedagogy in the book of Proverbs

 

 

Edwina Blair

(Australian College of Ministries, Sydney College of Divinity)

Pilgrimage or Junket: The Formational Value of ACOM Holy Land Study Tours

 

 

Seumas Macdonald

(St Cyril’s Theological College, Sydney College of Divinity)

Sheltering Vocabulary: re-sequencing the Greek reading experience for late-stage beginners

 

Peter Bolt

(Sydney College of Divinity)

Educating for Eternity: Ultimate Learning Outcomes in Colonial NSW

 

 2−3 pm              Parallel Sessions

James Pietsch

(Inaburra School, Bangor NSW)

Educating for the kingdom: the development of character

through participation in preparatory learning activities

 

 Debra Snoddy

(Catholic Institute of Sydney, Sydney College of Divinity)

Graduate Attributes and the Gospel of John

 

 

Claire Smith

(Independent Researcher)

The power of persuasion: Paul’s parakaleō appeals

 

 

 

Sebastian Salaske

(University of Muenster, Germany)

God’s Exemplary Graduates in times of ecological crisis

Creating a learning environment that enables future leaders to become authentic promotors of an ecological conversion

 

Peter Carblis

(Uni Newcastle/ Sydney College of Divinity)

Graduate Attributes and the New Covenant

 

 

 

 

Laurie Woods

(ACU [Retired]; Australian Catholic Biblical Association)

Appreciating the Creative Artistry of the Hebrew Text and the Rabbinic Tradition of Interpretation

 

 

 

3-3.30 pm           Afternoon Tea & Close

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