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Spirituality & Sexuality Forum

June 18, 2012

Tina Schermer Sellers, Director of Medical Family Therapy, examines the cost of religious sexual shame on intimacy and sexual health. [Audio]

Thank you, Dr. Steele!

February 1, 2012

Thank you, Dr. Les Steele, for your 26 years of service to the SPU community.

Dr. Steele has nearly 90 talks available on SPU iTunes U.  While we can’t list every lecture here, we thought we would provide you links to several of them to highlight his dedication and involvement in the SPU community.

Growing in the Kingdom” given September 30, 1985

The Smell of Artificial Roses” given April 14, 1989

Confessions of a Recovering Jesus Freak” given January 22, 1996

Way Leads to Way” given October 7, 2003

Educational Innovations and Reform in Countries Around the World

September 7, 2011

Welcoming Remarks: Rick Eigenbrood, Dean of the School of Eduction at Seattle Pacific University, introduces this symposium on Educational Innovations and Reform, sponsored by the Center for Global Curriculum Studies and the School of Education. [Audio] [Video]

Globalization and the Role of University: A Case of Teacher Education in Japan: Setsuko Buckley, an Instructor in the School of Education at Whatcom Community College, discusses the role of Japanese universities and teacher education in increasing student competence regarding applied knowledge and skills. [Audio] [Video]

Three Major Trends in Higher Education Development in China: Zhang Chuanfeng, Director of Division of Academic Affairs at Zhejiang International Studies University in China, uses Zhejiang International Studies University as an example to illustrate the new trends in higher education reform. [Audio] [Video]

Educational Innovations in Eastern European Countries and the Impact of the Historic Progressive Education Movement:  Reinhard Golz, from the Otto Von Guericke  University of Magdeburg in Germany, describes the impact of the progressive education movement in Eastern Europe, then continues his lecture by stating that other educational trends, divergent from progressive education, will play an important role in the development of education in Eastern Europe. [Audio] [Video]

Incorporation of the National Universities in Japan: Changes and Issues: Professor for the Research Institute for Higher Education at Hiroshima University, Futao Huang, discusses the context and major policies relating to the incorporation of national universities in Japan and the changes and challenges that the universities now face.  [Audio] [Video]

Social Change and Education Reform in Taiwan: Chen Robin Jung-Cheng, Assistant Research Fellow and Wu Ching-Shan, President at the National Academy for Educational Research in Taiwan, examine the educational reform of  Taiwan since the 1990s as a result of the efforts to adapt to a changing social landscape. [Audio] [Video]

Axiological Approach in Higher Pedagogical Education as a Way of Developing Students’ Values (Based on Teaching Foreign Literature to Foreign Language Students): Olga Konovalova, Chair of Foreign Language and Chair of English Philosophy at Kursk State University in Russia, addresses the need to establish values-based education in higher learning as it not only develops a student’s personal value system, but becomes essential in developing the values of future teachers.  [Audio] [Video]

Proposition and Practice of Training System for Cultivating Outstanding Teachers and Principals: Lu Linyue, President at Zhejiang International Studies University in Hangzhou, China,  discusses a training work station established in Zhejiang, China that is an innovative training system committed to developing outstanding teachers and principals in a modern world. [Audio] [Video]

21st Century Indian Educational Dynamic: National  Curriculum v. Hind Swaraj : Charles Moore from the Embassy School of New Delhi, India addresses the history of education in India, Indian educational reform, and the debate between a national curriculum and Hind Swaraj.  [Audio] [Video]

Special Education in the Zimbabwean Context: Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Seattle Pacific University, Nyaradzo H. Mvududu, discusses the recommendations made by the Nziramasanga Report in special education and how the recommendations have been implemented to serve this population in Zimbabwe. [Audio] [Video]

Social Mobility and Educational Innovations: Peter Tibor Nagy, Professor of Sociology Education at John Wesley University College in Budapest and an Advisor at the Hungarian Institute of Educational Research, analyzes national education reform in Hungary and makes an argument that reform is not necessary as education in the 19th and 20th centuries was more effective than the current education system. [Audio] [Video]

An Innovational Program of Applied Baccalaureate in Russia: Vice Principal at the Moscow Banking School of the Bank of Russia, Polina Palekhova, summarizes the objectives and curriculum of an innovative program to introduce higher education options in economics and banking to non-university students.  [Audio] [Video]

A Draft of a New Law, “On Education in the Russian Federation”: Innovations and Contradictions: The President of Regional Open Social Institute in Kursk, Russia, Vladimir Petrov, analyzes the issues raised by the New Russian Law “On Education in the Russian Federation”.  [Audio] [Video]

You Can’t Bring This Back to the States (Or Can’t You?): A Reflection of the Lessons Learned in Argentina: Peter C. Renn, Assistant Professor and Director of Lutheran Education at Concordia University in Chicago, reflects on the lessons learned by students and faculty after a trip to Argentina.  Renn puts emphasis on reflections related to critical pedagogy and the teachings of Paulo Freire. [Audio] [Video]

Openness as a Catalyst for Innovation in Education: R. John Robertson, Research Fellow/CETIS Learning Technology Advisor in the Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement at the University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom, theorizes that openness or open content is a catalyst for innovation in education. [Audio] [Video]

Trends in American Teacher Preparation: Educational Consumerism, Pedagogical Progressivism, and the Promise of Reflective Practice: Richard Scheurman, Associate Professor of Education and Seattle Pacific University, evaluates the tension between effective teaching methods and public policy and considers a possible solution for educators in this situation.  [Audio] [Video]

Modern Russian Secondary Education Reforms: New Curriculum Standards and New Textbooks: Tatyana Tsyrlina, Professor of Education and Vice-President at Regional Open Institute in Kursk, Russia and Adjunct Professor at Seattle Pacific University,evaluates the latest federal reforms in Russian secondary education, the new model of a high school graduate and the need to rewrite textbooks. [Audio] [Video]

Projection and Construction: Interconnection of Curriculum Reform and its Policy Ecology: Analysis on China’s New Curriculum Reform: Liya Tu, Faculty of Education at Zhejiang University XiXi Campus in Hangzhou, China, uses the Chinese 8th curriculum reform policy as an example of the relationship between curriculum reform policy and how it affects the nation. [Audio] [Video]

Chinese Language Education in Basic Education for Thirty Years: Reconstruction of Concept and Transition of Discourse: Associate Dean and Professor at Zhejiang Univeristy in Hangzhou, Liu Zhengwei, reflects on the historical development of Chinese language education to learn how to improve language education in Chinese basic education. [Audio] [Video]

Testimonies and Un-Testimonies

May 27, 2009

Hannah Notess discusses storytelling and “testimonies,” exploring the evangelical model of before-and-after testimony, and looks for new ways of telling our stories. 2008-2009 Image Milton Fellow. May 21, 2009. (40:56) [Audio]

The Green Awakening North American Tour

March 18, 2009

Coordinators Ben Lowe and Anna Jane Joyner urge Christians to better steward God’s creation and call others to do likewise. March 5, 2009. (47:31) [Audio]

The Micah Challenge

February 11, 2009

National Coordinator Brian Swarts addresses the global issue of poverty, his organization’s goals for combating this issue, and ways in which the larger Christian community can join in their efforts. November 20, 2008. [Audio] [Video]

Economic Crisis 101: Why it Happened and Why it Matters to You

November 6, 2008

SPU professors discuss the cause and significance of the current economic downturn from a student and global perspective. October 29, 2008.

Part One [Audio] [Video]
Part Two [Audio] [Video]

SPU Faculty | The Van Duzers | Many stories = one story

August 2, 2007

Recent Features:
Faith in the Lives and Work of SPU Faculty Professor of Christian Scriptures Frank Spina, Assistant Professor of Sociology Jennifer McKinney, and Professor of Art Laura Lasworth discuss the role of faith in their scholarly work and personal lives. April 18, 2006. (48:33) [Audio]

Beloved in the Wilderness Dean of the School of Business & Economics Jeff Van Duzer and Former SPU Chaplain & Spiritual Director Margie Van Duzer examine Luke 3:21-22 & 4:1-13, emphasizing that our identity comes from God and he delights in who we are. November 1, 2006. (22:27) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Many Little Stories = 1 Story Emeriti Professor of English Joyce Erickson encourages students to use times of doubt about their faith as opportunities to grow, recognizing that their story is part of God’s larger story. May 11, 1983. (20:39) [Audio]

Narnia | Radio Drama | Marta Bennett

July 13, 2007

Recent Features:
Further Up and Further In: Why Adult Christians need Narnia
Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss encourages the reading of The Chronicles of Narnia as a roadmap for making sense of and growing in the Christian faith. November 10, 2005. (44:37) [Audio]

Boston Blackie Radio Drama SPU students perform a classic radio drama. June 7, 2006. (3:20) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
The Drama of God’s Word
Marta Bennett invites the Christian community to delve into scripture and become an active player in the ongoing drama of God’s work in the world. February 2, 1983. (20:44) [Audio]

King Came Singing | Soul Mates? | Englund on Nightingale

June 15, 2007

Recent Features:
King Came Singing Assistant Professor of Music Stephen Newby, the SPU Gospel Choir, and Guest Musicians perform music selections and dramatic readings in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 18, 2007. (47:33) [Audio] [Video]

Soul Mates or Sole Mate? Director of the Center of Evangelical Spirituality Gary Thomas urges listeners to move past idealized notions and expectations of marriage and recognize marriage as a path to holiness rather than a route to mere happiness. May 16, 2006. (27:12) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Florence Nightingale
Retiring Associate Professor of Nursing Ruby Englund shares lessons from the life of Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of modern nursing. February 15, 1990. (47:14) [Audio]