Biola Center for Christian Thought Conference Video Available
"Neuroscience and the Soul"
5/15/13 12:08PM - E. Ponder
Biola University Center for Christian Thought has provided free access to recordings from their 2012-2013 Conference with the Research Theme: "Neuroscience and the Soul." Among the questions considered are: Are neuroscience and Christian beliefs compatible? Does the soul exist? Are we free? What moral challenges does neuroscience raise? What does Scripture teach us about human persons? to name a few. Twenty-five scholars weigh in on the discussion in these recorded sessions presented at the conference in November, 2012. Also available freely on the Open Biola website are the recordings of the 2012 Research Theme: Christian Scholarship in the 21st Century.
To access these video recordings, go to http://cct.biola.edu/resources/.
Center for Research in Adult Learning (CRAL) Hosts Social Media Webinar
4/17/13 9:22AM - E. Ponder
From the CCCU eAdvance Newsletter April 2013:
"The Center for Research in Adult Learning (CRAL) is hosting as its next webinar speaker Dr. Tanya Joosten, discussing the topic, Social Media for Educators. Her presentation is full of useful “how-to” knowledge on integrating social media into the learning setting to enhance student outcomes." Read more.
Title: Social Media for Educators
When: May 15, 2013; 1 p.m. (EST)
Cost: Individual: $50
To register visit: http://www.indwes.edu/CRAL/Webinars/
Calvin Kuyers Institute Issues Call for Papers
3/28/13 11:24AM - E. Ponder
The following information has been provided to the CECS via email posting:
"Discussions of virtues and vices direct our attention away from rules and consequences and toward the role of character. The Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning will host a conference in October 2013 on virtues, vices, and teaching. The purpose of this conference is to explore the implications of a focus on virtues and vices for the way Christian teaching and learning are approached. The scope of the conference is not restricted to moral education per se; papers are invited on topics that connect virtue/vice in general or specific virtues and vices with learning in any discipline or area of educational activity. Papers should focus on some aspect of pedagogy; both theoretical studies and accounts of practice are welcome. Questions that might be explored include, but are not restricted to, the following:
What virtues and vices are evident in, or influence, our teaching and students’ learning?
Can we teach virtues? Do we teach vices?
How might a focus on virtues and vices help students in their vocation as Christian learners?
How might a focus on virtues and vices affect our approach to curriculum and pedagogy?
In what ways might the question of virtues and vices arise within the pedagogy of various disciplines?
Paper proposals of 1-2 pages, including 100-word abstracts‚ should be sent via e-mail to email@example.com no later than May 15, 2013. Notification of acceptance will be made by June 3, 2013. Additional information regarding the conference will be available soon under the Conferences section at www.calvin.edu/scs/."
CECS Offers Intersection of Faith & Reflection Grant
2/28/13 10:08AM - E. Ponder
The Center for Excellence in Christian Scholarship offers ETBU faculty an opportunity to participate in the Intersection of Faith and Reflection grant iniative for Fall 2013. Grant recipients will be taking part in reflecting on their personal faith, teaching and learning styles, and how Christian scholarship permeates throughout their classroom environment. Reflections will be posted weekly on the inaugeral blog of the CECS which will be available freely to the community via the ETBU website.To learn more about this grant or the process of critical reflection, visit the CECS Grant Opprortunities page or contact Elizabeth Ponder at firstname.lastname@example.org.