Perry Shaw

Professor of Education

Education

BA, Actuarial Studies, Macquarie University, Sydney
BTh, Pastoral Studies, Alliance College of Australia, Canberra
DipEd, Mathematics Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney
MEd, Developmental Psychology, Sociology of Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney
ThM, New Testament Exegesis, Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey
EdD, Formational Ministry in Christian Faith Communities, Asia Graduate School of Theology (Alliance), Singapore


Bio

Perry is Researcher in Residence at Morling College, Sydney, and author of Transforming Theological Education. Prior to moving to Australia Perry and his family served in the Middle East from 1990-2019. During the 1990s Perry was involved in helping in the establishment of extension centers in Syria for the Program for Theological Education by Extension. He then taught at the Near East School of Theology (Beirut) during the early years of the millennium, joining the Faculty of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (Beirut) in 2007, where he served as Professor of Education until 2019. While at ABTS Perry was closely involved in the development of their highly innovative curriculum, while also becoming increasingly involved in international consultancy for theological education.

Areas of research, writing and teaching

Theological education, higher education, curriculum development, teaching and learning, instructional methodologies, psychology, sociology, intercultural leadership, ethics, New Testament exegesis, and research methodology.

Publications

Books

Challenging Tradition: Innovation in Advanced Theological Education, ed. by Perry Shaw and Havilah Dharamraj (Carlisle: Langham, 2018)
Transforming Theological Education: A Practical Handbook for Integrative Learning (Carlisle: Langham, 2014; translated to French and Spanish)
The Art of Teaching (Amman: PTEE, 2004; translated to Arabic, Farsi, Armenian, and Urdu)
The Acts of the Apostles (Amman: PTEE, 2000; translated to Arabic).

Recent publications

Transforming Theological Education: A Practical Handbook for Integrative Learning, revised and expanded, Carlisle: Langham, anticipated publication 2022. First edition (published 2014) has been translated into French and Spanish.

Teaching Across Cultures: A Global Christian Perspective, by Perry Shaw, César Lopes, Joanna Feliciano-Soberano, and Bob Heaton, Carlisle: Langham, anticipated publication 2021.

Challenging Tradition: Innovation in Advanced Theological Education, ed. by Perry Shaw and Havilah Dharamraj, Carlisle: Langham, 2018.

“Moving from Critical to Constructive Thinking,” Evangelical Review of Theology, Vol. 45.2 (May 2021), 128-140.

“Using Repetitive Quizzes to Build Knowledge,” The Teaching Professor, 21 January 2019.

“Culture, Communication, and Research on Impact,” chapter 13 in Is It Working? Researching Context to Improve Curriculum: A Resource Book for Theological Schools,ed. By Stuart Brooking, Carlisle: Langham, 2018, 129-136.

“Innovation and Criteria: Ensuring Standards While Promoting Innovative Approaches,” chapter 3 in Challenging Tradition: Innovation in Advanced Theological Education, edited by Perry Shaw and Havilah Dharamraj, Carlisle: Langham, 2018, 43-60.

“Culture, Gender, and Diversity in Advanced Theological Studies,” chapter 5 in Challenging Tradition: Innovation in Advanced Theological Education, edited by Perry Shaw and Havilah Dharamraj, Carlisle: Langham, 2018, 89-108.

“Creating a Respectful Community: Lessons from the Middle East,” Faculty Focus, 1 May 2018.

“Student-Led Lessons Rather than Student Presentations,” The Teaching Professor, Vol. 32.2 (February 2018), 3.

“Relanding Theological Education,” InSights Journal, Vol. 2.1 (November 2016), 20-26.

“Reenvisioning Rubrics: A Few Brief Suggestions,” The Teaching Professor, Vol. 30.8 (October 2016), 4.

“Holistic and Transformative: Beyond a Typological Approach to Theological Education,” Evangelical Review of Theology, Vol. 40.3 (July 2016), 205-216.

“Parenting that Reflects the Character of God,” Christian Education Journal, Series 3 Vol. 13:1 (Spring 2016), 43-58.

“Student Reciprocal Evaluations,” The Teaching Professor, Vol. 30.3 (March 2016), 1,3.

“Space and Community, Engagement and Empowerment: The Missional Equipping of Children,” (with Corneliu Constantineanu), Transformation, Vol. 33.3, (2016), 208-217.

Videos and Podcasts

“Challenging Tradition.” The Aqueduct Project. Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/aqueduct-project/perry-shaw-and-havilah-dharamraj. Posted 27 August 2019.

“Transforming Theological Education.” GlobalChurch Project, Morling College, Australia. Video: https://theglobalchurchproject.com/66-perry-shaw-transforming-theological-education-podcast/ Podcast: https://theglobalchurchproject.com/66-perry-shaw-transforming-theological-education-podcast/. Posted 8 May 2017.