Presentation Title

The Realities of Purpose-Guided Education Across Disciplines

Presenter Information

Jerry PattengaleFollow

Location

BUL250

Start Date

8-12-2016 10:00 AM

End Date

8-12-2016 11:00 AM

Description

There is a theory that learning takes place when there is cognitive dissonance – learning occurs because students have the tendency to seek consistency among their cognitions and will change to eliminate the dissonance. There is also the internal tension that exists for learning to occur – cognitive dissonance on the one hand and emotional/social safety on the other hand. Comfort zones should be the best place to learn uncomfortable changes.

Biography

Jerry Pattengale (PhD, Miami, Ohio) has some twenty books in print, and numerous essays in key venues such as Wall Street Journal, Christianity Today, Washington Post, Books & Culture, InsideHigherEd.com, Patheos, Chicago Tribune, and Christian Post. He serves as executive director of education, Museum of the Bible (Washington, D.C.) and is University Professor at Indiana Wesleyan University (the first in its history), where he has held several top positions. He has various international projects and awards and is editor-in-chief of the multifaceted, high-tech Bible curriculum with the Museum of the Bible, approved for all schools in Israel (several versions, 2015-2017). He has distinguished appointments at the Sagamore Institute, Tyndale House—Cambridge, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Excelsia College (Australia), and serves on the boards of the Religion News Service (Washington, D.C.), Yale University’s Johnathan Edwards Center, and as associate publisher of Christian Scholar’s Review. He is executive director of Nationalconversations.com. One of his books forthcoming in the fall is in a series he co-edits with Emanuel Tov, and includes 14 original translations of Dead Sea Scrolls (Brill, Leyden). The Hoosier State Press Association gave him its 2016 “Best Sportswriter Award” for his satirical essay, “The Fed Ex Cup and Political Swings.” USC and Houghton Mifflin presented him their National Student Advocate Award in 2000.

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Aug 12th, 10:00 AM Aug 12th, 11:00 AM

The Realities of Purpose-Guided Education Across Disciplines

BUL250

There is a theory that learning takes place when there is cognitive dissonance – learning occurs because students have the tendency to seek consistency among their cognitions and will change to eliminate the dissonance. There is also the internal tension that exists for learning to occur – cognitive dissonance on the one hand and emotional/social safety on the other hand. Comfort zones should be the best place to learn uncomfortable changes.