Tuesday, July 1, 2014

AICER Brown Bag Symposia

AICER BROWN BAG SYMPOSIA

During the month of July, the Andrews International Center for Educational Research (AICER) will host  three webinars from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm.  Students and Faculty are invited.

 

Dr. John Matthews, Professor of Educational Administration and Religious Education

Does Religion Manipulate the Minds of Children? A Rejoinder to the Critics
Christians have been accused of manipulating the minds of their children by controlling what they experience. From an extreme secular perspective—secular meaning of the present age (culture)—the approach of Christians in raising their children is regarded as indoctrination akin to brainwashing. This presentation examines whether or not it is acceptable for Christians to raise their children as Christ           Bell Hall, Friday July 11, 12:00 noon

 

Dr. Harvey Burnett,  Assistant Professor of Psychology, Andrews University

Understanding the Relationship of Trauma, Substance Use, and Resilience among a Religiously Affiliated University Students                                                                                                                                   This study examined patterns of association between substance use, trauma, and resilience at a conservative church-affiliated university.  The authors used resilience data (N = 278) from a Health Risk and Protective Factors Study that was conducted during the 2012 spring semester.  Research team included Dr. Harvey Burnett, Dr. Duane McBride, Kristen Witzel and graduate student Kylah Allers.             Bell Hall, Monday July 14, 12:00 noon

 

Dr. Raymond Ostrander, Professor of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum, Andrews University

How to Write a Theoretical Framework                                                                                                             Whether you are writing a thesis dissertation, or an article, the ability to craft a cogent and coherent theoretical framework is crucial to the process. Dr. Ostrander will present a practical, four-step process for writing a theoretical framework. These four steps include (1) Looking at the larger theoretical base of your study topic, (2) presenting a brief  historical overview of theoretical thinking related to your topic, (3) describing the current context of theoretical thinking, and (4) presenting a series of logic statements specific to your study that identify the variables your study addresses.                                                               Bell Hall, Wednesday July 30, 12:00 noon

Online participants need to login as “Guest" at  http://www.andrews.edu/sed/aicer/researchwebinars/  or https://andrews.adobeconnect.com/_a877709416/research/ whether or not they are registered Andrews students.

 

 

Contact Josephine Katenga for more information at katenga@andrews.edu or by calling 269 471 6248.

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