Dr Jim Twelves
PhD, MEd, Grad Dip Ed Admin, PGCE, BSc(Hons)
Jim is a member of the Faculty of Education, and specialises in the following areas: Children, Community, Education, Humanities, Leadership, Management, Philosophy, Research, Social Engagement, and Youth.
As the Dean of Education and Program Director, Master of Teaching (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Secondary) Jim is responsible for the leadership, development and oversight of this exciting new faculty that was pioneered by Dr Jennie Bickmore-Brand. Jim is currently responsible for EDU500 Professional Experience; EDU401 Foundations in Christian Learning and Teaching; EDU502 History and Geography; EDU522 The Self-Reflective Educator and RES502 Action Research. Prior to Jim’s emigration to Australia in 1995 he was Head of Geography in Aldenham School, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom for nearly 20 years where his passion for learning and teaching were formed. Since arriving in Australia he has held Deputy and Principalship roles in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. As Director of Twelves Consulting, with a team, he developed national policy frameworks for Christian schools. Jim also returned to university as a mature student gaining a Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration, Masters of Education and a PhD from Melbourne University. His doctoral research; Putting them in the hands of God: A successful Australian Christian School was published as a book in 2013. Follow the link to read the full text.
EDU401 - Foundations in Christian Learning and Teaching • EDU403 - Language and Literacy • EDU424 - Australian Indigenous and Multicultural Education • EDU502 - History and Geography • EDU511 - Personal Development, Health and Physical Education • EDU512 - Science and Technology • EDU513 - Learning and Teaching English • EDU514 - Learning and Teaching Mathematics: Part A • EDU515 - Learning and Teaching Mathematics: Part B • EDU520 - Educational Leadership • EDU521 - Creative Arts • EXP201 - Professional Practice • EXP301 - Advanced Professional Practice • EXP501 - Professional Practice .
- The Heart of the Teacher
- Blended Learning
- Future Education
- Staff Appraisal and Career Development Programs
- Models of Christian Education
- Action and Ethnographic Research Methodologies
- Leadership Development
- Organisational Redesign
PhD (Melbourne University)
Dissertation Title Putting them in the hands of God: A successful Australian Christian School
MEd (Melbourne University)
Dissertation Title Leadership and Management in Three Exemplar Non-Government Christian Schools
Grad Dip Ed Admin (Melbourne University)
PGCE (University of Sheffield - Geography & Biology)
BSc(Hons) (University College of Wales, Aberystwyth - Geography)
Book — Published in 2013
Citation: Twelves, J. (2013). Putting Them in the Hands of God: A Successful Christian School in Australia. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany.
Journal article — Published in 2014
Citation: Twelves, J & Arasaratnam, L (2014). Blended Learning in Postgraduate Studies: A contextualised discussion. Journal of Christian Education, Vol 55, Issue 1, 59-69.
Journal article — Published in 2009
Citation: Twelves, J. (2009). The Future of Education. The Christian Teachers Journal, Vol 17.4 October 2009.
Journal article — Published in 2001
Citation: Twelves, J. (2001). Some Characteristics of Successful Christian Schooling in Australia. Journal of Education and Christian Belief, Vol 5, No 1, Spring 2001.
Journal article — Published in 2001
Citation: Twelves, J. (2001). The Leadership and Management of Three Successful Australian Christian Schools. Melbourne Graduate School of Education Online Refereed Journal , Post Script Vol 2, No 2, April 2001.
Twelves Consulting: Educational Consultancy
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