Debra Ayling - Christian Heritage College
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Debra Ayling

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Bio

Deb Ayling works as an Education lecturer in the School of Business and Education at Christian Heritage College. She is responsible for the Health and Physical Education units and several of the practicum units for undergraduate and master’s students. Deb is also the Second- and Third-Year level Coordinator. Her educational background consists of a Bachelor of Education from Newcastle College of Advanced Education and a Master of Education from CHC and she is currently studying for her PhD in Education at Griffith University. She enjoys presenting workshops in HPE and has also presented multiple workshops for primary classroom Teacher PD’s in Vanuatu.  

Deb has previously worked in schools as a Secondary HPE teacher in NSW, an Austswim and NSW Department of Education swimming instructor and supervisor, a relief /casual teacher in Prep – Year 12 contexts, a part-time teacher in HPE in primary contexts and a class teacher in Prep-Year 3. She has been a sessional lecturer at CHC since 2004, a part-time lecturer since 2012, and now virtually a full-time lecturer since 2015. Deb is a committed Christian and is excited to be able to share this love and passion for God in her teaching units and role at CHC. 

Qualifications

  • Master of Education (Christian Heritage College, 2014) 
  • Bachelor of Education (Newcastle College of Advanced Education, 1981) 
  • PhD (Candidate), Griffith University 

Research Interests

  • Health education
  • Spiritual health and well-being
  • Educative process & reflective practices to assist students with conflict management

Professional Experience

  • Secondary HPE teacher
  • Primary Teacher
  • Primary HPE teacher 

Books and Book Chapters

Ayling, D. (2018). Measured reflection to assist in dealing with conflict: Can an educative approach improve reflections and cultivate a healthier classroom community? In Luetz, J.M., Dowden, T. & Norsworthy, B. (Eds.), Reimagining Christian Education: Cultivating transformative approaches (pp. 175-196). Singapore: Springer. 

Conferences

Christian Heritage College Research Symposium Paper Presentation: Measured reflection to assist in dealing with conflict: can the use of a rubric to measure student understanding and an educative process assist students to improve reflective processing of conflict scenarios to contribute to a healthy classroom community? (July 2016).

Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Inc (ACHPER) Brisbane Conference 
Workshop Presentation: Conflict: can it improve relationships and contribute to a healthy classroom community? (August 2016).

Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Inc (ACHPER) Primary Conference  
Workshop Presentation: Conflict: can it improve relationships and contribute to a healthy classroom community? 
(October 2016).

Christian Heritage College Sessional Orientation for Lecturers at SEH. Workshop presentation: ‘Explanation of Moodle and Turnitin options for lecturers. (February 2017).

Pacific Advancing Education Conference: Vanuatu. Workshop for 200 teacher delegates: Healthy Bodies Gross Motor. (July 2018). 

Pacific Advancing Education Conference: Vanuatu. Workshop for 200 teacher delegates: Healthy Bodies Fine Motor. 
(July 2018).

Pacific Advancing Education Conference: Vanuatu. Workshop for 90 delegates: Health. (July 2018). 

Pacific Advancing Education Conference: Vanuatu. Workshop: Communication Games and teamwork for Principals and Leaders. (July 2018).

Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Inc (ACHPER). Brisbane Conference Workshop Presentation: Where Health and PE meet: Communication Games. (August 2018). 

Pacific Advancing Education Conference: Vanuatu. Workshop for Principals and Leaders: Leadership: Share/Serem the journey. Partager le voyage. (July 2019). 

Pacific Advancing Education Conference: Vanuatu. Workshops for teacher delegates: Mathematics: Mapping: How do we know where to go? (July 2019). 

Christian Schools Qld State Conference: Brisbane Conference Workshop Presentation: Why would God want us to be good communicators? Communication Games. (July 2019). 

Other

Christian Heritage College Reference Guides (APA & Harvard) & Submissions Document. (December 2016-2017). 

Teaching

CE511, CE512, CR240, CU625, ES522, ES523, HP100, HP310, PE212, PE332, PE336  

College Service

  •  Member of Student Retention and Success committee  
  • Second- and Third-year Education Coordinator  

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • Member of Queensland College of Teachers (2003-current) 
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