Why We Should Pay Attention to Brain Research

Why We Should Pay Attention to Brain Research

By Holly Inglis, DEdMin ’12

Why should the church pay attention to brain research? With everything else happening in and around us, why should we attempt to understand and apply scientific research about the brain? What difference would it, could it make?…

Why We Should Pay Attention to Brain Research

For the Bookshelf: How to Think Theologically

While many persons might consider theological reflection to be a practice best suited for religious scholars, Howard Stone and James Duke, in How To Think Theologically, present the case that all Christians should be theologians.

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Experience and Learning

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

A couple of educators I know are high on what they call “experiential learning.” They try to be “creative” in the use of “interactive” learning methods in their teaching: skits, simulations,…

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For the Bookshelf: How Learning Works

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

July 6, 2015—At a recent consultation with a university faculty, I was once again struck at how helpful it is to review “the basics” of the…

Thinking and Teaching

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

Quick quiz: What philosopher said, “To think is easy, to act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all.”?

Answer: None. I pulled that quote out…

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For the Bookshelf: Fostering Faith

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

It remains indisputably true that the task of making disciples remains one of the primary purposes of the Church. Arguably, it is the Church’s PRIMARY purpose, for what else is the…

Six Educational Principles from Augustine of Hippo

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

Augustine of Hippo was one of the foremost philosophers and theologians of early Christianity. He had a profound influence on the subsequent development of Western thought and culture and, more than any…

Growth from the Outside In: Formation and Education

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

November 10, 2014—In Toward a Theory of Instruction, educational theorist Jerome Bruner insists that a theory of development must be linked both to a theory of knowledge and…

When is a Sunday School Class Too Large?

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

October 13, 2014—Every once in a while I get a chance to visit congregations with large Sunday School or Sunday morning Bible classes. Some of these classes have between…

For the Bookshelf: Lessons from the Masters

By Israel Galindo. Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

October 6, 2014—Polemics against bad teaching and poor education are a staple in social science, philosophy, and education literature. I suspect for two reasons: first, they are…

Eight Ways to Maintain Your Learner’s Attention

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

September 29, 2014—Much of what we do by way of teaching takes the form of classroom instruction. It’s a pedagogy that is highly dependent on teacher performance. So much…

What is Constructivism?

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

June 20, 2014—The increase in the use of instructional technologies in seminaries over the past decade, especially online learning, has lived up to the term “disruptive technologies.” As faculty become more adept…

How To Deliver an Effective Children’s Sermon

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education. June 6, 2014—I received an email from a pastor asking about children’s sermons. He just accepted a call to a church at which he’ll need to…

Do You Have the Moves?

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

May 23, 2014—No, this isn’t about dancing. The “moves” I’m referring to is movement in your teaching process. A great communicator once said that how you…

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Characteristics of Effective Learning Groups

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

May 9, 2014—We have all experienced effective and non-effective learning groups. Why is it that some are effective and others are not? I would argue that learning…

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