Dr Andrew Schmidt

Dr Andrew Schmidt

Lecturer

Andrew is a Senior lecturer for the National Institue for Christian Education and is an adjunct lecturer for Alphacrucis College.

Andrew has been connected with Christian Schools now for 35 years teaching from Yr 1 to Yr 12. He has pursued his interest in innovation, teacher development, alternative assessment, teaching methods and curriculum development and evaluation through a Master of Educational Studies program. In recent years Andrew has been heavily involved in setting up Vocational Courses and Structured Work Placements for students in years 9-12 in both Mount Evelyn and Mountain District Christian Schools. He has been working part time with the National Institute for Christian Education for the last 20 years. Andrew participates in many intensive sessions and enjoys meeting students from all over Australia. Since 2015, he has been the Director of Education studies at Eastern College Australia, developing, teaching and coordinating accredited initial teacher training.

Andrew is married to Kathy and has 5 grown up kids. His hobbies include growing vegies, skin diving, fishing, hiking, and bird watching. Andrew has lived in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne all his life.

Qualifications

Ed.D (Monash University) 2010

MEd (Monash University) 1996

GradDipCurr (Curriculum) (I.C.E) 1984

GradDipEd(Primary) (Deakin University) 1976

BEd(Secondary) (Monash University) 1990

BSci(Psychology) (Monash University) 1977

Supervision

Supervising two students at Eastern College Australia. One is working with diversity in Music Education as part of his Master of Teaching and the other is working on Practicing Hospitality as Pedagogy in the tertiary sector as part of his Master of Education. The initial findings are very encouraging. 

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