Posts Tagged ‘Global’

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]

“All peoples on earth will be blessed”  Genesis 12:1 – 24:67

December 14, 2010

In the covenant with Abraham and Sarah we find God’s new plan for the redemption of the world: God chooses one family out of all the people in order that “all the peoples on earth will be blessed” through them.

University Ministries Staff. November 2, 2010. [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]

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]

The Nature of Cities

October 9, 2008

Professor Ron Boyce explores from multidisciplinary perspectives the character and content of cities from their origin to present pattern. Special emphasis is placed on the city theme in scripture. Topics include attitudes about cities over time, the spread of civilizations in history, the changing economic base of cities, and selected contemporary land-use and urban planning problems. Series of course lectures. [Audio]

Ravi Zacharias: Thomas F. Staley Lecture Series

August 20, 2008

Is There Not a Cause? (Part 1 of 3) Ravi Zacharias challenges Christians to not become overwhelmed by the problems of the world but instead pray and strive to meet the needs of others. Thomas F. Staley Lecture. January 11, 1984. (26:30) [Audio]

Is There Not a Cost? (Part 2 of 3) Ravi Zacharias studies Nehemiah 2-4, the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls, challenging Christians to persevere in their faith and the work that God calls them to despite the opposition they may face. Thomas F. Staley Lecture. January 12, 1984. (35:55) [Audio]

Is There Not a Correspondence? (Part 3 of 3) Ravi Zacharias examines increasing global trends of isolation, loss of shame, and loss of reason. Thomas F. Staley Lecture Series. January 13, 1984. (33:37) [Audio]

Prague Spring 1968 Commemoration

March 12, 2008

Professor of Music Eric Hanson commemorates the 25th anniversary of Prague Spring 1968 and reflects on the lives of the people he has met during his travels in Europe. April 21, 1993. (22:01) [Audio]

Thanksgiving Stories | Refugee Project | Genetic Control

December 3, 2007

Recent Features:
Thanksgiving Chapel: Sharing Our Stories SPU student Greg Johnson, Student Loan Coordinator Kristen Ross, and Director of University Ministries Stephen Newby shares testimonies of personal trials, hardship, and the hope and joy God provides. November 20, 2007. (28:38) [Audio]

Refugee Project SPU Refugee Project participants explain the cross-cultural importance of this experience. November 15, 2007. (6:06) [Video]

SPU Classics:
Genetic Control and Human Values Elvig Anderson asks the questions, “Does the value of human life lie in one’s genetic makeup or other factors?” and “How should Christians respond to technological advances in genetics?” February 9, 1976. (40:46) [Audio]

Great Mission in a Groaning World | Native American Contributions to Worship | Christian Commitment Week

October 8, 2007

Recent Features:
Great Mission in a Groaning World
Associate Director for Faith Development at World Vision International Tim Dearborn expounds upon Micah 6:8 and shares about his travels in India, Rwanda, and Cambodia, calling listeners to be seekers of justice. May 17, 2005. (28:38) [Audio]

Native American Contributions to Worship Member of the Swan River Cree Nation Reverend Ray Aldred shares insights into aboriginal gatherings, describing worship as a communal event, stories as central in communicating a message, and suffering as a natural part of life. November 9, 2004. (25:18) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Christian Commitment: Luke 8 Young Life Field Director Robert Mitchell shares the stories of Jesus healing Jairus’ daughter and the woman who touched Jesus’ cloak, encouraging listeners to commit their lives to loving and serving God who cares deeply for us. March 26, 1973. (26:46) [Audio]

Helping others | Restoring relationships | Reasons for hope

August 21, 2007

Recent Features:
Transforming vs. Conforming Seattle University Professor of Theology Pastor Flora Wilson-Bridges comments on the Hurricane Katrina disaster response and the need for the next generation of leaders to willingly help others regardless of socioeconomic and racial differences. October 4, 2005. (18:13) [Audio]

Listening For the Call of Christ Founder and coordinator of a volunteer Hutu-Tutsi reconciliation effort in Burundi and Rwanda Prosper Ndabishuriye shares his experiences during the recent civil war in those countries and the efforts taking place to restore relationships between the two tribes. October 11, 2005. (21:56) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Reasons for Our Hope
Former President of the Conservative Baptist Seminary Vernon Grounds admonishes listeners to care deeply for people and events that transpire in today’s society. October 26, 1973. (32:08) [Audio]