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Dr Tracey Price

DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION  |  Dean of the faculty of humanities and social sciences

About Tracey

In a previous life Tracey was a correctional officer in maximum security, male prisons (possibly a reason why there were so few behavioural issues in her classroom!) She also spent 15 years as a Secondary Teacher of English Studies, Politics and Religion in Independent schools.

Whether classroom teaching or lecturing or in professional development seminars, Tracey is well regarded for her highly relational and interactive teaching style that challenges herself and others to critical and ‘outside the box’ thinking, as well as reflective attention to, and ongoing development of, personal and professional characteristics, values and integrity.

Tracey’s teaching is particularly influenced by Paulo Freire’s theory of Critical Pedagogy, the spiritual concepts of Justice, Mercy and Humility (Micah 6:8), and Parker Palmer’s concepts of authentic and hospitable pedagogy; ‘We teach who we are’ (the courage to teach 2017, p.2).


Areas of Research:

  • Education
  • Justice in education
  • Faith based education studies
  • Spirituality on education

Qualified to Supervise:

  • PhD level Thesis
  • Masters level Research Project

Subjects taught

  • Pedagogy
  • Christian Worldview Understandings
  • Literature, History and Culture
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching in Public Education
  • Shakespeare – Poetry and Plays
  • Ethical Understandings
  • Integrating Spirituality, Justice and Education
Recent Publications
  • Price, T. (2023). ‘An ethics approach to Christian spiritual work’. Spiritus. Workshop presented at Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality International Conference. Tabor. July 5-7, 2023.

  • Price, T. (forthcoming). ‘Pedagogy of Hospitality’. Deborah Green & Deborah Price (editors). Enabling Pedagogy to Transform Learning: Pedagogical Approaches to Inclusive, Responsive and Socially Just Education. Chapter 10. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

  • Price, T. (2023). ‘The Consciousness of Critical Teaching’. Thinker, Issue 2, pp.23-25. Tabor College of Higher Education: Adelaide, SA.

  • Price, T., Ben, F., Warren, V & Willsmore, B. (2021). Enhancing learning environments and understandings of students using Pedagogies Enabling Redemptive Learning (PeRL). Peer-reviewed Paper accepted for ACHEA Conference (September 2021) proceedings.

  • Price, T., Warren, V., Ben, F., & Willsmore, B. (2020). PeRL. Pedagogies enabling Redemptive Learning. (Resource & Field Guide). CSA National: Australia.

  • Price, T. (2020). How to Teach Christianly; Pedagogies enabling Redemptive Learning. Keynote presented at CSA National Leaders’ Summit (Christian Pedagogy). September 14, 2020. Adelaide, SA.

  • Price, T. (2019). ‘Just Teaching’ or ‘just’ Teaching. Lecture presented as part of Doctoral Lecture Series. 27th September 2019. Tabor College of Higher Education: Adelaide, SA.

  • Price, T. (2019). An investigation of Secondary teachers’ understandings of justice in the context of evangelical christian schooling. Doctoral Thesis. University of South Australia.

  • Price, T. (2018). ‘Teaching Justly for Justice (with a nod to critical Pedagogy)’. Thinker. Issue 1, October. Tabor College of Higher Education: Adelaide, SA

  • Price, T. (2016). ‘Conceptual Understandings of Justice: Enhancing the Human Flourishing Work of Youth Work Practitioners.’ Phil Daughtry & Stuart Devenish (Eds.) Spirituality in Youth Work: new vocabularies, concepts and practices. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Chapter. 8, pp. 137-167.

  • Ben, F., Price, T., Morrison, C., Warren, V., Gollan, W., Dunbar, R., Davies, F. & Sorrell, M. (2016). ‘Overall student satisfaction at Tabor School of Education: an examination of key factors based on the AUSSE SEQ’. In Proceedings of ICEPSS 2016: 18th International Conference on Education, Policy and Social Sciences. Osaka, Japan, 10-11 October 2016.

    Creative Writing
    Short stories

  • Price, T. (2022). ‘The Labyrinth’ – Title story in Mark Worthing, Pete Court, & Claire Bell (eds.). The Labyrinth and Other Stories of Life. Adelaide.

  • Price, T. (2017). ‘An Unlikely Rescuer’, 2nd place in Stories of Life competition and published in James Cooper and Mark Worthing (eds.). The Gecko Renewal and Other Stories of Life. Adelaide.




  • Doctorate of Education
  • Master of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (English and Politics) (Honours)
  • Diploma of Teaching
  • Diploma of Freelance Journalism


  • Dean of the Faculty of Education
  • Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Chair of Scholarship Committee
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Member Tabor Executive
  • Member Tabor Academic Board


  • Tracey is a trained hostage negotiator
  • Her favourite band is Hootie and the Blowfish
  • Interested in Justice, ethics, hospitality, authentic pedagogy and mindfulness

You can contact Tracey on 

1300 482 267

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