Dr Kenneth Dickens

Dr Kenneth Dickens

Senior Lecturer

Ken is a Senior Lecturer for the National Institute for Christian Education and an adjunct lecturer for Alphacrucis College.

Qualifications

PhD (University of NSW) 2014

MEd (College of Christian Higher Education) 1998

Dip Teach (Nepean College of Advanced Education) 1975

Book

  • 2014
    • J. Ireland, R. Edlin, & K. Dickens (Eds.) (2014). Pointing the way: Direction for Christian education in a new millennium. National Institute for Christian Education: Blacktown, NSW.

Book Chapter

  • 2014
    • Dickens, K. (2014). Church and the Christian school In R. Edlin, & J. Ireland (Eds.), Engaging the culture: Christians at work in education (pp. ). National Institute for Christian Education: Blacktown, NSW.
    • Dickens, K. (2014). What else does ‘parent-control’ mean? In J. Ireland, R. Edlin, & K. Dickens (Eds.), Pointing the way: Direction for Christian education in a new millennium (pp. ). National Institute for Christian Education: Blacktown, NSW.

Journal Article

  • 2017
    • Dickens, K. (2017). Rethinking the language of excellence. Christian Teachers' Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2 8-11.
    • Dickens, K. (2017). What’s the big deal about the reformation?. Nurture: the voice of the National Union of Associations for Christian Parent-controlled Schools, Vol. 51, No. 4 8-9.
  • 2016
    • Christian Teachers' Journal (2016). Inclusive practice and sexuality. , Vol. 24, Issue 3 6-9.
    • Dickens, K. (2016). What does partnering with parents actually look like?. Nurture: the voice of the National Union of Associations for Christian Parent-controlled Schools, Vol. 50, No. 1 4-5.
    • Dickens, K. (2016). The church and the Christian educator: Can the community of school become church?. Christian Teachers’ Journal, Vol. 24, No. 2 4-6.
    • Dickens, K. (2016). Back to school for teachers: Some of our teachers are heading back to school. What more do they really-need to know?. Nurture: the voice of the National Union of Associations for Christian Parent-controlled Schools, Vol. 50, No. 3 8-9.
  • 2015
    • Dickens, K. (2015). Criteria for an effective Christian school. Christian Teachers’ Journal, Vol. 23, No. 3 4-7.
    • Dickens, K. (2015). Transformative Christian education. Christian Teachers' Journal, Vol. 23, No. 2 4-7.
  • 2014
    • Dickens, K. (2014). What’s the purpose of education: Why do we go to school?. Christian Teachers' Journal, Vol. 22, No. 3 18-21.
    • Dickens, K. (2014). Beyond worldview in professional development. Christian Teachers' Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1 4-7.
    • Dickens, K. (2014). What does parent control mean?. Nurture: the voice of the National Union of Associations for Christian Parent-controlled Schools, Vol. 48, No. 2 18.
  • 2013
    • Dickens, K. (2013). A different starting point. Nurture: the voice of the National Union of Associations for Christian Parent-controlled Schools, Vol. 47, No. 4 4.
  • 2009
    • Dickens, K. (2009). Christian schooling: Why bother Pt 3. Christian Teachers' Journal, Vol. 17, No. 3.
    • Dickens, K. (2009). Christian schooling: Why bother Pt 4. Christian Teachers' Journal, Vol. 17, No. 4.
    • Dickens, K. (2009). Christian schooling: Why bother Pt 2. Christian Teachers' Journal, Vol. 17, No. 2.
    • Dickens, K. (2009). Christian schooling: Why bother Pt 1. Christian Teachers' Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1.
  • 2008
    • Christian Teachers' Journal (2008). Responsive leaders. Christian Teachers' Journal, Vol. 16, No. 4.
    • Dickens, K. (2008). Reflective leaders. Christian Teachers' Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2.
    • Dickens, K. (2008). Revitalised leaders. Christian Teachers' Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3.
    • Dickens, K. (2008). Reluctant leaders. Christian Teachers' Journal, Vol. 16, No. 1.
  • 2007
    • Dickens, K. (2007). What we can learn from other school systems. Christian Teachers' Journal, Vol. 15, No. 20.
    • Dickens, K. (2007). In search of the holy grail. Christian Teachers' Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1.
  • 2006
    • Dickens, K. (2006). Inclusive learning communities. Christian Teachers' Journal, Vol. 14, No. 3.
    • Dickens, K. (2006). Values education. Christian Teachers' Journal, Vol. 14, No. 4.
  • 2005
    • Dickens, K. (2005). Innovation is not a dirty word. Christian Teachers' Journal, Vol. 13, No. 3.
  • 2004
    • Dickens, K. (2004). What else does parent control mean?. Nuture: the voice of the National Union of Associations for Christian Parent-controlled Schools, .
    • Dickens, K. (2004). The power of conjunction. Christian Teachers' Journal, Vol. 12, No. 4.
  • 2002
    • Dickens, K. (2002). Community: Mission and market. Nuture: the voice of the National Union of Associations for Christian Parent-controlled Schools, .
  • 2001
    • Dickens, K. (2001). Professional development: an optional extra?. Nuture: the voice of the National Union of Associations for Christian Parent-controlled Schools, .
  • 2000
    • Dickens, K. (2000). Reflections on Spalding. Christian Teachers' Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1.
    • Dickens, K. (2000). Board members-leaders in thinking Christianly. Nuture: the voice of the National Union of Associations for Christian Parent-controlled Schools, .
  • 1993
    • Dickens, K. (1993). Christian education. Nuture: the voice of the National Union of Associations for Christian Parent-controlled Schools, .

Presentations

Academic Conference

  • 2018
    • Biblical Reflections (2018), Christian Education National Developing Leaders Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 26 Jun 2018
    • Keynote address (2018), Christian Education National Teaching and Learning Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 26 Jun 2018

Other presentation

  • 2019
    • Address (2019), Mountain Christian College Board, Blackheath, Australia, 04 Sep 2019
    • Address to staff (2019), Mountains Christian College, Blackheath, Australia, 25 Jan 2019

Scholarship Publications

Book Review

  • 2019
    • Dickens, K. (2019). Taking God to school. Christian Teachers' Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2 4-7.
  • 2015
    • Dickens, K. (2015). Beyond control: Heart-centered classroom climate and discipline. Christian Teachers’ Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1 8-10.

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