Dr Kerrin Huth
Kerrin Huth is an educational professional with over 34 years’ experience in state and independent primary schools. Kerrin joined ALC as an academic in 2017, bringing with her the experience gained as teacher, leader, and teacher educator. She has served in Lutheran Education at school, regional and national levels, working in the field of Christian Studies and teacher accreditation.
Kerrin’s qualifications include studies in education, early childhood, theology and leadership. Her PhD studies explored the use of story as a support for teaching Christian Studies in the early years of primary school. Her publications and presentations stem from her research on religious education and pedagogy. She presented her most recent research at the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) Conference and at University of Divinity’s Parkville Plus Seminar in 2022.
Throughout her churchwide experience Kerrin has served on several boards, including for Lutheran schools, Independent Retirement Living and Disability Services. She continues to serve through active involvement in her local congregation.
- Leading Christian Studies
- Teaching and Leading Christian Studies
- Teaching in a Lutheran Education Context
- The Practice of Lutheran Education
Qualifications in detail
- Diploma of Teaching (Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education, 1988)
- Bachelor of Education (Queensland University of Technology, 1992)
- Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood) (Queensland University of Technology, 1998)
- Graduate Certificate in Education (Australian Lutheran College, Adelaide, 2008)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Leadership (Australian Catholic University, 2012)
- Master of Education (Australian Lutheran College, Adelaide, 2012)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Griffith University, Brisbane, 2022)
Papers and publications
‘Competing interests and the inclusion of children with complex needs.’ Lutheran Theological Journal Supplement, no. 1 (May): 21–27.
‘Using the pedagogy of thinking skills in Christian Studies lessons in primary school years 4–6: the teacher’s perspective.’ Journal of Religious Education 69, no. 1 (March): 145–160.
‘The use of story to teach Religious Education in the early years of primary school: a review of the literature.’ Journal of Religious Education 69, no. 2 (June): 253-272.
(with Neil Huth). 'The Post-Covid church will see with its eyes opened.' Lutheran Theological Journal 54, no. 2 (May): 102–103.
'Connecting with Generation Alpha.' The Christian Teachers Journal 28, no. 1 (February): 24–27.
‘Teacher Confidence and the Use of Story to Support Curriculum Delivery.’ Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) Conference “Disrupting Teacher Education: Responsive, Reciprocal and Radical Conversations around Research and Practice”, Online, 6–8 July.
‘Exploring the use of story as a pedagogically beneficial support for teaching Christian Studies.’ University of Divinity Parkville Plus Seminar, Adelaide, 15 August.
‘Exploring the use of story as a pedagogically beneficial support for teaching Christian Studies – research in progress.’ ALC Joint Postgraduate Research Seminar, Online, 26 October.