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Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education

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Relating Christian Faith To Physics For Scientists And Engineers, Dominic Halsmer, Calvin Roso, P. Wesley Odom Mar 2017

Relating Christian Faith To Physics For Scientists And Engineers, Dominic Halsmer, Calvin Roso, P. Wesley Odom

Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education

As part of an initiative by the new Center for Faith and Learning at Oral Roberts University, an introductory college-level physics course for scientists and engineers was reconfigured to facilitate the integration of physics and Christian faith. Regular readings from a popular book, Einstein and Religion (Jammer, 1999), on the compatibility between physics and Christian doctrine were assigned. Questions based on the readings were then posed and a small fraction of class time (10%) was reserved for discussion of these issues. The students also submitted book reports summarizing their perspectives at the end of the course. A detailed rubric was ...


Effectiveness Of Content Order In Improving Ethical Communication Choices In Oral Communications, Rhonda Gallagher, Mary Lou Miller, Calvin Roso Mar 2017

Effectiveness Of Content Order In Improving Ethical Communication Choices In Oral Communications, Rhonda Gallagher, Mary Lou Miller, Calvin Roso

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Ethics is a concern within the field of communication (Canary, 2007; Cheney, 2008), and ultimately, the spiritual intent of oral communications at a Christian university is for students to relate biblically with other people. Thus, the purpose of this study was to determine if change in content order improved integration of Biblical ethics into student knowledge and understanding in an oral communication course.

The hypothesis for this study was as follows: There is a difference in the ability to integrate Biblical ethics into knowledge and understanding in an oral communication course between those students who are taught using content focused ...


Reviewing Shadow & Light, William Epperson, Kay Meyers Mar 2017

Reviewing Shadow & Light, William Epperson, Kay Meyers

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No abstract provided.


Guest Editorial: A Tribute To Dr. Kay Meyers, Ardith Baker Mar 2017

Guest Editorial: A Tribute To Dr. Kay Meyers, Ardith Baker

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No abstract provided.


Editorial: Accreditation In A Christian University: Its Real Purpose, Timothy D. Norton Mar 2017

Editorial: Accreditation In A Christian University: Its Real Purpose, Timothy D. Norton

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No abstract provided.


Letter From The Editor: Reflecting The Image Of Christ In Our Scholarship, Timothy D. Norton Mar 2017

Letter From The Editor: Reflecting The Image Of Christ In Our Scholarship, Timothy D. Norton

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No abstract provided.


Teaching Ethical Use Of Product-Specific Incentives To Marketing Students In A Christian Higher-Education Environment, Kenneth E. Jones Jr. Mar 2017

Teaching Ethical Use Of Product-Specific Incentives To Marketing Students In A Christian Higher-Education Environment, Kenneth E. Jones Jr.

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With the growing popularity of retail sales as a job opportunity for Christian college graduates and students, the dilemma of incentive pay can cause many to face a sudden reality check on their ethical system. This article provides insight into the dilemma of product-specific incentives (PSIs or spiffs), which are so popular in the marketing environment where multiple brands exist in the same showroom. The model contained in this work is designed to allow the Christian retail sales professional with a plan of action, or a means of providing the information needed to create ethically sound incentive practices for all ...


Dealing With Dual Anxieties, Kenneth Preston, Dorothy Radin Mar 2017

Dealing With Dual Anxieties, Kenneth Preston, Dorothy Radin

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Focusing on time as an issue, research was done to examine the concept of timed examinations as a possible reason for low scores in mathematics classes. This paper details the research and its results. In this study, the time allotted for a statistics examination was increased in order to determine if test scores improved. Mean scores from ten 90-minute introductory statistics exams were compared to mean scores from 50-minute exams given in prior introductory statistics classes to test for improvement. An Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) using an alpha (α) of 0.05 was used to make the determination. The results ...


Building Construct Validity For A New Measure Of Christian Spiritual Maturity, Edward W. Watson, Angela L. Watson Mar 2017

Building Construct Validity For A New Measure Of Christian Spiritual Maturity, Edward W. Watson, Angela L. Watson

Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education

This study (N = 672) develops further a model of Christian spiritual maturity based upon two dimensions of Bernard of Clairvaux’s staircase of godly love: Step 2 (Loving God for Self’s Sake) (α ≥ .89) and Step 3 (Loving God for God’s Sake) (α ≥ .88). Data were collected in two waves: (a) undergraduates at a private Christian university in the Midwest (Watson, 2011) and (b) undergraduate theology majors, graduate students, and graduate professors from the same university. Principal axis factor analysis supported a two factor solution with low inter-factor correlations (r = .08). While mature volunteers were under-represented, significant differences ...


The Courage To Teach: From The Inside Out, Laura Foote Mar 2017

The Courage To Teach: From The Inside Out, Laura Foote

Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education

In contrast to God’s wisdom, earthly wisdom is rooted in earthly systems and the epistemologies that undergird those systems. A primary and powerful epistemic system is the educational system (Goldman, 2011) and particularly higher education, upon which much of man’s wisdom is built. Parker Palmer’s (2007) book, The Courage to Teach, challenges the commonly accepted wisdom of higher education’s focus on outcomes and “the impact of our society’s growing obsession with educational externals—including relentless and mindless standardized testing” (p. ix). Palmer offers a roadmap for reform that begins with a call for self-reflection and ...


Reviewing Liberal Arts At The Brink, Keith E. Gogan Mar 2017

Reviewing Liberal Arts At The Brink, Keith E. Gogan

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No abstract provided.


Reviewing A Handbook For Teaching And Learning In Higher Education, Linda Dunham Mar 2017

Reviewing A Handbook For Teaching And Learning In Higher Education, Linda Dunham

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No abstract provided.


Guest Editorial: Using Lost In Translation To Prepare Students For The Physical, Emotional, And Spiritual Realities Of International Business: A Critique And Some Suggestions, Edward E. Decker Jr. Mar 2017

Guest Editorial: Using Lost In Translation To Prepare Students For The Physical, Emotional, And Spiritual Realities Of International Business: A Critique And Some Suggestions, Edward E. Decker Jr.

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No abstract provided.


Letter From The Editor: Perspectives Of The University: Hearing From Leaders, Timothy D. Norton Mar 2017

Letter From The Editor: Perspectives Of The University: Hearing From Leaders, Timothy D. Norton

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No abstract provided.


Enhancing Science And Engineering Programs To Equip And Inspire Missionaries In Technical Communities, Dominic M. Halsmer, Jon M. Asper, Ben Zigrang Mar 2017

Enhancing Science And Engineering Programs To Equip And Inspire Missionaries In Technical Communities, Dominic M. Halsmer, Jon M. Asper, Ben Zigrang

Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education

Enhancements to science and engineering curricula are being considered in light of theologically-significant scientific discoveries, as well as the field application to form a coherent cosmology and worldview. In addition to including these ideas in current science and engineering courses, a new “Science and Faith” course is being developed to better equip and inspire science and engineering graduates for serving as “everyday” missionaries in their chosen fields.

This new course will focus on the knowledge and skills necessary for graduates to engage in fruitful dialogue with seekers from high-tech and highly-educated societies. Students will receive training in science-related apologetics, including ...


Reviewing The Language Of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence For Belief, Martin D. Crossland Mar 2017

Reviewing The Language Of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence For Belief, Martin D. Crossland

Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education

No abstract provided.


Guest Editorial: An Editorial Review Of Organizing Higher Education For Collaboration: A Guide For Campus Leaders, Kim E. Boyd Mar 2017

Guest Editorial: An Editorial Review Of Organizing Higher Education For Collaboration: A Guide For Campus Leaders, Kim E. Boyd

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No abstract provided.


Guest Editorial: Seminaries Must Balance The “Ought To Learn” And The “Need To Know” In Doctor Of Ministry Curricula, Thomson K. Mathew Mar 2017

Guest Editorial: Seminaries Must Balance The “Ought To Learn” And The “Need To Know” In Doctor Of Ministry Curricula, Thomson K. Mathew

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No abstract provided.


Letter From The Editor: The Example Of Leadership, Timothy D. Norton Mar 2017

Letter From The Editor: The Example Of Leadership, Timothy D. Norton

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No abstract provided.


Using Lost In Translation To Prepare Students For The Physical, Emotional And Spiritual Realities Of International Business, Ivan Filby Mar 2017

Using Lost In Translation To Prepare Students For The Physical, Emotional And Spiritual Realities Of International Business, Ivan Filby

Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education

Over the last 30 years, international business opportunities have become more widespread. This rise in global business opportunities has not gone unnoticed by missiologists, and the development of the Business as Mission (BAM) movement has introduced a new realm of possibilities of linking business and mission. One potential weakness of this model is that international business managers often do not receive any missiological or theological training. It is likely that they receive less prayer support, less in-the-field support, and probably weaker moral accountability. As a result, many may be unaware of the some of the difficulties that they may face ...


Decision-Making Using Mathematics, Richard H. Bishop Mar 2017

Decision-Making Using Mathematics, Richard H. Bishop

Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education

This paper presents a mathematical decision-making tool that is easy to use and express mathematically, requires only a little mathematical expertise, and gives results that are easy to interpret. The tool has been used extensively as part of a term project in a precalculus class. The decision-making process forces students to consider the Christian ideals of faith, morals, and ethics, and to use them in a quantitative form in order to make their decision. The overall success of the tool comes from the integration of several different kinds of student learning experiences in a properly designed project. That is to ...


Reviewing Helping Students Learn In A Learner-Centered Environment: A Guide To Facilitating Learning In Higher Education, Linda Dunham Mar 2017

Reviewing Helping Students Learn In A Learner-Centered Environment: A Guide To Facilitating Learning In Higher Education, Linda Dunham

Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education

No abstract provided.


Reviewing Renewing Minds: Serving Church And Society Through Christian Higher Education, Calvin G. Roso Mar 2017

Reviewing Renewing Minds: Serving Church And Society Through Christian Higher Education, Calvin G. Roso

Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education

No abstract provided.


A Word Of Thanks To Publishers, Timothy D. Norton Mar 2017

A Word Of Thanks To Publishers, Timothy D. Norton

Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education

No abstract provided.


Guest Editorial: Kicking Technology Out Of The Classroom, Linda Gray Mar 2017

Guest Editorial: Kicking Technology Out Of The Classroom, Linda Gray

Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education

No abstract provided.


Letter From The Editor: Uniqueness, Timothy D. Norton Mar 2017

Letter From The Editor: Uniqueness, Timothy D. Norton

Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education

No abstract provided.


Supporting Critical Reflection In Pre-Service Teacher Education, Charlene Huntley Mar 2017

Supporting Critical Reflection In Pre-Service Teacher Education, Charlene Huntley

Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education

Reflection has long been identified by teacher educators as a highly-desirable characteristic for future teachers. It is considered one determiner for effective, professional practice. However, the definitions for what is meant by reflection, as well as best practices for developing and sustaining its use, have become problematic. This synthesis is a review of the various working definitions and frameworks proposed by experts and teacher education programs. Studies focused on developing and sustaining critical reflection are also reviewed. Suggestions for teaching and sustaining critical reflection in teacher education programs are made based on the reviewed studies.


Reviewing Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change The Way The World Learns, David B. Hand Mar 2017

Reviewing Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change The Way The World Learns, David B. Hand

Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education

No abstract provided.


Reviewing The Advancement Of Learning: Building The Teaching Commons, Timothy D. Norton Mar 2017

Reviewing The Advancement Of Learning: Building The Teaching Commons, Timothy D. Norton

Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education

No abstract provided.


Software Review: Reviewing SoftchalkTm —An Instructional Aid, Ardith Baker, Lisa Sobilo Mar 2017

Software Review: Reviewing SoftchalkTm —An Instructional Aid, Ardith Baker, Lisa Sobilo

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No abstract provided.