Posts Tagged ‘Learning’

Unpacking Teacher Education Models

December 26, 2012

marzanoSPU’s School of Education sponsored a forum this past November 2012 with Dr. Robert Marzano as a part of exploring some of the best models for evaluating today’s educators.

A Conversation with Faculty and Students – Morning Session

A Conversation with School Leaders – Afternoon Session

Unpacking Teacher Evaluation Models: A Conversation About Teacher Evaluation Research – Evening Session

Research on Active Learning Spaces

December 21, 2012

D-Christopher-BrooksD. Christopher Brooks, Ph.D., joined our campus for a conversation on learning spaces.  Brooks is a Research Fellow in Educational Technology Services at the University of Minnesota where he conducts empirical research on the impact of educational technologies on teaching practices and learning outcomes.  Watch and listen as he shares his findings on the relationship between active learning spaces and student learning outcomes, instructor and student behavior, and student perceptions of the learning experience. Brooks also shares findings on the relationship between the type of pedagogical approach and student learning outcomes and student perceptions of the learning experience.

Pedagogy and Space: Empirical Research On New Learning Environments – December 10, 2012

Space Matters: The Impact of Active Learning Classrooms – December 11, 2012

SPU-Active Learning Classroom

Changing Intended Majors

February 22, 2011

Student Academic Services discusses the process for changing majors and selecting faculty advisers. [Audio]

Day of Common Learning 2010

December 7, 2010

Changing China: Associate Professor Doug Downing explores the story of how China has recently changed and the role of microcredit in providing opportunities for the poor. Associate Professor of Economics. Part 1 [Video] Part 2 [Video]

The Global Food System and India: Food Security vs. Food Sovereignty: Professor Kevin Neuhouser discusses the possibilities of ending world hunger through maximizing food production and strategies that focus on local, organic, and native foods. [Video]

Today’s Persecuted Church: Associate Professor Don Peter discusses the cultural, political, and religious motivations of global Christian persecution. [Video]

Who Is My Neighbor?: Associate Professor Michelle Beauclair and Instructor Andrea Taylor-Brochet discuss the stance of Christian Roma community members, how Christian groups have responded to the Roma expulsion, and what we can learn from this about our interactions with people who are culturally different from us. [Video]

Signs and Wonders: Communications Specialist Julia Siemens and SPU students Emily Morehouse and Rachel Smith tell stories of miraculous things they witnessed in Bangalore. [Audio]

The Global Impact of Infectious Disease: What Can You Do?: Biology Professors Cindy Bishop and Derek Wood discuss the global impact of parasites and infectious diseases with a focus on the “Microbial Impact Project” assembled each year by students in the SPU BIO 3351 Microbiology course. [Video]

A Child Redeemed: ZOE Children’s Home, Chiang Mai, Thailand: SPU staff member Joyce Bhang portrays God’s redemptive work in Thailand through the life of a child rescued from the threat of human trafficking. [Video]

The World Comes to Seattle: Assistant Professors of Education Jorge Preciado and Tracy Williams discuss ideas on improving social and academic performance in multicultural education. [Video]

Art, Christianity, Global: Charis Boundary Crossings: Art Professor Roger Feldman examines the artistic cultural exchange, hosted by the Nagel Institute and CCCU, that converged in Yogyakarta and Bali on Java, Indonesia in June of 2008. [Video] [Audio]

Energy Poverty: Associate Professors of Physics Lane Seeley and John Lindberg discuss the ways in which availability of energy resources influences a community’s ability to meet basic human needs and provide opportunities for intellectual and spiritual growth. [Video] [Audio]

Our Top Ten List of Amazing Good News from India: Professor of Geography Kathleen Braden and Al Erisman, Executive in Residence discuss ten economic and social phenomena from India that create encouragement and hope regarding India’s future. [Video] [Audio]

SPRINT India: Transformative Mission Through Empowering Education: Owen Sallee, Michael Richards, and members of the Summer 2009 and 2010 India SPRINT teams share stories from their work with Operation Mobilization and the Dalit Freedom Network, empowering members of India’s lowest caste through schools and education. John Perkins Center. [Video] [Audio]

Kingdom Without Borders: Global Christianity in the 21st Century: Professor of Global Ministries Miriam Adeney explores Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist countries, as well as Latin American and African, and provides a glimpse of the backstory of her new book Kingdom Without Borders. [Audio]

Embassy Doorways for Orphan Nation: Assistant Professor of Education Richard Scheuerman and 2004 Alum Richard Moore share information on challenges and opportunities to place over a thousand orphans in Christian homes in their native country across Eastern Europe. [Audio]

Evaluation of the Use of Semantic Web Technology in a Collaborative Learning Environment

November 20, 2009

Andrew Lumpe, Professor of Education, and David Wicks, Director of Instructional Technology Services, share their research findings at the SLOAN-C International Conference on Online Learning. In this study, a semantic web tool called Twine was used in a graduate level course for K-12 educators. It was found that collaborative teams using the semantic web application developed higher levels of expertise. October 29, 2009. (32:20) [Video]

Scripture & Experience | Moltmann Moments | The Answer is 42

October 15, 2007

Recent Features:
Scripture and Experience
Professor of Christian Scriptures Rob Wall teaches from Acts 15, encouraging listeners to discern God’s will by connecting personal experience and the Biblical text. October 9, 2007. (32:36) [Audio]

Moltmann Moments: Hope University Ministries provides an introduction to the theology of Jurgen Moltmann, keynote speaker at the 2007 Day of Common Learning. (3:41) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
The Answer is 42 The late Madeleine L’Engle, writer of children’s classics, challenges Christians to be willing to learn and allow God to continually shape their understanding of Him and His creation. April 25, 1983. (15:45) [Video]

Priorities | Joy at Work | Jim Zorn

August 28, 2007

Recent Features:
The Priority of a Productive Life in a Troubled World Former CEO of ServiceMaster Bill Pollard fields questions from SPU students about how to reconcile our work with our faith and how to wisely use the resources and talents God gives us. April 11, 2006. (21:34) [Audio]

Joy at Work Co-Founder of The AES Corporation, CEO of Imagine Schools, and author of Joy at Work, Dennis Bakke argues that God calls each of us to serve Him with our talents, regardless of whether the work be in missions or business, for when we do so, we are filled with His joy. April 19, 2005. (27:36) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
When in Doubt: Scramble
Former Seattle Seahawk Quarterback Jim Zorn draws parallels between studying football in order to effectively play a 60-minute game and the need to study the Bible in order to live godly lives. March 4, 1977. (15:17) [Audio]


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