Dr Christopher Prior

Dr Christopher Prior

Principal and Senior Lecturer

Christopher is the Principal and a Senior Lecturer for the National Institute for Christian Education. He is also an adjunct lecturer for Alphacrucis College.

Chris works as the Principal of the National Institute for Christian Education. Chris' experience in Higher Education includes lecturing in undergraduate teacher education programs as well in several Master of Education courses. Chris lectures in Worldview, Philosophy of Education, and in School Leadership. A former Christian school principal, his scholarly interests include faith and learning, school culture, worldview, and school leadership. Chris' doctoral studies were on leaders perceptions and practices of Christian schooling.

Qualifications

DEd (Australian Catholic University) 2017

MEd (National Institute for Christian Education) 2007

MArts (Theol) (Ridley College) 2003

BAgr (University of Melbourne) 1990

Field of Research

  • 1503 Business and Management

Journal Article

  • 2020
    • Prior, C (2020). Christian schooling: Teachers' understanding if purposes and practice. TEACH Journal of Christian Education, Vol. 14. No. 1 38-43.
  • 2019
    • Prior, C. (2019). Reimagining leadership: dabbling in dichotomies. Christian Teachers Journal, Vol. 27, No. 4 14-17.
  • 2018
    • Prior, C. (2018). The perceptions and practices of school leaders in Christian Education National. International Journal of Christianity & Education, Vol. 22, No. 2 128-141. | External link

Presentations

Academic Conference

  • 2019
    • The distinctiveness of Christian schooling: Teachers’ understanding of purpose and practice (2019), ACHEA Research Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, 01 Aug 2019
    • Re-imagining Christian School Leadership – Dabbling in leadership dichotomies (2019), International Transforming Education Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 15 Jul 2019
  • 2018
    • Christian formation in the classroom (2018), Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia, 10 Aug 2018

Scholarship Publications

Journal Article

  • 2020
    • Prior, C (2020). Reflections and discernments in Christian Schools. Christian Teachers Journal, 28(4) 4-9.

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