How do you write multiple choice questions that are valid and just? What kind of “testwise” clues do you want to avoid? What are the pros and cons for using textbook questions? To address these and other questions, listen to the following podcast by Dr. Robert McKelvain, Professor of Psychology at Abilene Christian University.
This semester, Dr. Fred Aquino is leading a discussion on The Idea of the University. Purposeful teaching and research at ACU is dependent upon sustained and serious reflection upon the idea of the Christian University within our context. Along these lines, the group will explore the theological and philosophical rationale for the idea of ACU. Readings for the faculty learning community can be found here.
Missed the first session? Catch up on the conversation:
In this presentation, Houston Heflin shares the results of a study examining student engagement and higher order thinking skills in a cooperative learning environment both with and without mobile devices. The study was conducted with 170 university students in three different randomly assigned learning groups. Results compare the groups in four areas of attitudes, performance, perceptions, and engagement.
As part of the My Best Lecture Series, Steven Moore leads colleagues in a discussion exploring the mighty power of words to realize their ability to unveil the ugliness of humanity as well as shine a light on the beauty that is around us and within us in a lecture entitled “Pie, Poetry & Prose: Teaching to Engage and to Inspire Social Activism.”
Whether we have free will and what exactly free will requires of us have long been problematic and unresolved issues. To most people moral responsibility seems to rest on our having some form of free will. The lecture will critically survey the contemporary status of the problem and explore why these are extremely important questions.
Long before James K. Smith, Campbell understood the importance of beauty, narrative, and imagination in moral formation. Exciting manuscript evidence reveals the roots of his aesthetics, his pedagogy, and the practices he employed as a Christian educator.
If you missed Doug Foster’s CHARIS Conversations – Public Leadership of Women in the Stone-Campbell Movement: Advance or Retreat? session on September 5th, don’t worry! You can watch the full podcast of the session here.
If you missed Richard Beck’s From Facebook Fasting to Phantom Phone Vibrations: The Impact of Social Computing on the Spiritual Well-Being of ACU Students session on November 9th, don’t worry! You can watch the full podcast of the session here.