CENTRE FOR LEARNING AND SCHOLARSHIP SKILLS: RESEARCH
In collaboration with the activities of AC Research, CLASS’ Research arm is focused on the discovery of new knowledge in learning and teaching through original research. Findings of such research are disseminated not only in peer-reviewed publications, but also through the activities of the Training and Development arms of CLASS
A selection of publications are listed below. Access all publications from research undertaken by staff of AC here.
Diversity in Australian Churches - collaborative research between Professor Lily Arasaratnam-Smith of FEASS (Faculty of Education, Arts and Social Science) and NCLS (National Church Life Survey)
ACHEA 2019 31 July - 2 August, was hosted at the State Library in Queensland by Christian Heritage College and other member institutions. Alphacrucis had strong representation at the conference with seven delegates attending and five presenting papers on various aspects of Christian Higher Education, its theoretical and practical distinctness, along with its contemporary and historical relevance in Australia.
On August 18-19 2017, Alphacruics College hosted the inaugural conference of the Australian Christian Higher Education Alliance (ACHEA): "Envisioning Christian Higher Education," bringing together academics from
various Christian Higher Education Institutions including Vose Seminary (WA);
NICE, Excelsia College, Morling College, Avondale College, Pacific Hills
Christian School and the Excellence Centre (NSW); Melbourne School of Theology
and Eastern College (VIC), Christian Heritage College and Maylon College (QLD);
St Barnabas College (SA) and Bethlehem Tertiary Institute (NZ). Papers covered topics
such as applied theology, frameworks for Christian Higher Education, the
relationship between curriculum and Christian formation, Christian professional
practice, teaching and researching in Christian Higher Education and the
relationship between students and approaches in Christian Education.