Dr Patricia Harrison

Patricia has over 40 years of experience in Education, having taught in schools, university, and above all, in theological colleges, and has participated in training school teachers and ESL teachers.  She has taught Missiology, Anthropology, Linguistics, Cross-Cultural Communication, TESOL, Ethics and other subjects at several ACT and SCD theological colleges. She has also been an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary and has taught intensives in Latvia, the Philippines and other countries.

Over a number of years, Patricia has supervised students in their Master’s and Doctoral research with various theological colleges. These include London School of Theology/Middlesex University, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies/ Open University, Alphacrucis College, Tabor College Adelaide, and Asia Graduate School of Theology Alliance and other institutions.  She serves on the Programme Board of the MA program in Theological Education of London School of Theology, and on the Academic Board of the Australian College of Christian Studies. She is also on the Board of Worldview, the WEC college in Tasmania (now affiliated with Melbourne School of Theology).

Patricia served for about a decade with the World Evangelical Alliance Theological Commission as an international consultant in Theological Education, working with many missions and denominations on all continents. In retirement, she continues similar consultancy on request. Patricia is also well known in Theological Education by Extension circles, and has conducted numerous workshops on this around the world.  She currently serves as an honorary Senior Advisor to the INCREASE Association, which works with TEE programs across Asia, Russia and the Middle East.  (In this region alone there are currently about 100,000 TEE students.)

Research interests

teaching & learning in cross-cultural theological education; theological education by extension (TEE); language & literacy in mission and in international theological education  – and more generally, missiology and cross-cultural communication; Christian social and political ethics

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