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Title: Adventist Educational Visionings: Where will Adventist Education be in Ten Years


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Adventist Educational Visioning
  • Where will Adventist Distance Education be in Ten
    Years?
  • R. J. Siebold, Ph.D.
  • Specialist in Instructional Design
    Technology,Assistant ProfessorAndrews University

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  • A fool does not delight in understanding,
  • but only in revealing his own mind.
  • Proverbs 182

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Outline
  • Society and Changes in Education
  • True Adventist Education
  • Educational Change
  • Technology and Education
  • Redesign for Distance Education
  • The Future of Adventist Education

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Society and Changes in Education
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Life as usual?
  • In my judgment, the most important reality in
    todays world is that modern industrial
    civilization cannot be sustained. Even though
    many world leaders do not recognize this fact, it
    is nevertheless true.

Continued
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The Third Wave
Reigeluth, 1994
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Society Major Differences
  • Industrial Age
  • Adversarial relationships
  • Bureaucratic organization
  • Autocratic leadership
  • Centralized control
  • Autocracy
  • Representative democracy
  • Compliance
  • One-way communication
  • Compartmentalization
  • Information Age
  • Cooperative relationships
  • Team organization
  • Shared leadership
  • Autonomy with accountability
  • Democracy
  • Participative democracy
  • Initiative
  • Networking
  • Holism

Reigeluth, 1994
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Education Major Differences
  • Industrial Age
  • Grade levels
  • Covering the content
  • Norm-referenced testing
  • Non-authentic assessment
  • Group-based delivery
  • Adversarial learning
  • Classrooms
  • Teacher as dispenser
  • Memorization
  • Isolated reading and writing
  • Books as tools
  • Information Age
  • Continuous progress
  • Outcomes-based learning
  • Individualized testing
  • Performance-based assmnt.
  • Personal learning plans
  • Cooperative learning
  • Learning centers
  • Teacher as coach, mentor
  • Thinking, solving, meaning
  • Communication skills
  • Advanced technology tools

Reigeluth, 1994
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What if we dont change?
  • Resisting change will make us victims of change.
    I repeat for emphasis, resisting change will make
    us victims of change.

Continued
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What if we dont change?
  • ...we must learn our way to a new society. The
    key aspect of our relearning is to transform the
    way we think. It is absolutely essential to
    change the way we think. All other attempt at
    change will fail if we do not transform our
    thinking. If we can make the right changes in our
    thinking, the necessary changes in society will
    follow.
  • L.W. Milbrath, p184.

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True Adventist Education
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What do we say?
  • Broadview Academy
  • Character Above Intellect
  • Andrews Academy
  • He Restores My Soul
  • Andrews University
  • Spiritus, Mens, Corpus

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Scope of SDA Education
Birth
K
Grad.
Death
School
Academic content
Conception
Learning
Learning
Spiritual Mental Spiritual Social Spiritual Physic
al Spiritual
Content
Eternity
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Scope of SDA Education
  • Our ideas of education take too narrow a view
    and too low a range. There is need of a broader
    scope, a higher aim. True education means more
    than a pursual of a certain course of study. It
    means more than a preparation for the life that
    now is.

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Scope of SDA Education
  • It has to do with the whole being, and with the
    whole period of existence possible to man. It is
    the harmonious development of the physical, the
    mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the
    student for the joy of service in this world and
    for the higher joy of service in the world to
    come.
  • Ellen G. White, Education, p.13

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Adventist Distinctive
  • International Conference on the Seventh-day
    Adventist Philosophy of Education. (April 7-9,
    2001)
  • Imago Dei

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Adventist trends
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Questions
  • Is your organizations mission lived out in its
    behavior?
  • What prevents this from being so?
  • How can it be improved?

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Educational Change
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School Reform
  • Progressive education
  • Character education
  • Math/Science

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Educational Reform Common Efforts
  • Incremental or piecemeal
  • Top-down only
  • Bottom-up only
  • Lack of parental support
  • Destination with no road map
  • Too much focus on issues of less importance

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Using Educational Knowledge
  • We are not using what we now know about education
    and how people learn.
  • We do not have a knowledge gapwe have a
    monumental use of knowledge gap (Perkins, 1992,
    p3)

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Change Continuum
  • Incremental
  • Systemic Change

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Systemic Change
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Systems Thinking
  • Senge, P. M. (1990). The fifth discipline the
    art and practice of the learning organization.
  • Hutchins, C. L. (1996). Systemic thinking
    solving complex problems.
  • Rowland, G. (1999). A tripartite seed the
    future creating capacity of designing, learning
    and systems.

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Process Guidance
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Technology and Education
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What Computers Can Do
  • WWW surfing
  • Integrated Database
  • Multiple OS
  • Research Software
  • Web site creation
  • Email filters

Warning!
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What Else Computers Can Do
  • Computer addictions (i.e., games, work)
  • Availability of ALL KINDS of materials
  • Access to ALL KINDS of people
  • CyberSex advances on children
  • Computers and child development
  • The Media Equation
  • Failure to Connect

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What Technology Will Do
  • Timex Internet Messenger
  • GoOffice.com
  • Flexible displays (New York Times)
  • www.worldboard.com (IU, Apple)
  • Wearable computers (NYT)
  • Atomic computing (NYT)
  • Nanotubes and Buckyballs (NYT)

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Media Types
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Telephones
  • Internet

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Redesign for Distance Education
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Lessons from Bethel
  • Mission centric curriculum
  • Support team
  • Nimble administration

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Experientially Organized
Knowledge
Learning
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Change
  • Conflict is not intrinsically bad
  • Systemic change embedded within incremental
  • Conflict is essential for growth

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Common Barriers
  • Time
  • Lack of Trust
  • Lack of Support
  • Walk the Talk (values into action)

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The Future of Adventist Education
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New Roles...
  • A new understanding of learning
  • A new role for students
  • A new role for teachers
  • A new view of schools
  • A new view of our educational system

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New Processes
  • We must work together (attitude)
  • We must use the available technologies where
    appropriate
  • We must establish ways to foster collaboration
  • We must have more focus on process help
  • We must continually deepen our understanding of
    Adventist education
  • We must personally devote ourselves to Gods will
  • We MUST pray!

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Old pieces in a new way
  • Home
  • Church
  • School

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Distance Education in the 21st Century
  • Its up to you to envision!

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Where do we focus our efforts?
should
  • Structure focus
  • Personal focus

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Secret of Failure
  • They are working for others good their duties
    are pressing, their responsibilities are many,
    and they allow their labor to crowd out devotion.
    Communion with God through prayer and a study of
    His word is neglected. They forget that Christ
    has said, Without Me ye can do nothing. John
    155.

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Secret of Failure
  • Here is one of the chief secrets of failure in
    Christian work. This is why its results are often
    so meager.
  • Christs Object Lessons, page 52

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  • Professing to be wise,
  • they became fools.
  • Romans 122

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The Promised Land
  • And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and
    said, Let us go up at once, and possess it for
    we are well able to overcome it.
  • But the men that went up with him said, We be
    not able to go up against the people for they
    are stronger than we.
  • -Numbers 13 30.31

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Adventist Educational History
  • One event would change Adventist education
    forever. In 1891, a group of Adventist pioneers
    committed to excellence and reform met at a small
    conference at Harbor Springs, Michigan, for an
    extended period of discussion and prayer.

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Adventist Educational History
  • Ellen White and W.W. Prescott, an early
    Adventist educator, were prominently featured in
    the sessions. Immediately after the meetings,
    there was an explosion of interest in
    establishing schools and colleges throughout the
    world. Within two decades, more than 700 schools
    and colleges were founded!
  • Brantley (1999)

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Could AVLL be another Harbor Springs?
  • It is up to you
  • Where do you go from here?

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Adventist Educational Visioning
  • Where will Adventist Education be in Ten Years?

www.andrews.edu/randy
  • R. J. Siebold, Ph.D.
  • Specialist in Instructional Design
    TechnologyAndrews University
  • randy_at_andrews.edu(616) 471-6604

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Readings
  • If you have any encouragement from being united
    with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any
    fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and
    compassion, then make my joy complete by being
    like-minded, having the same love, being one in
    spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish
    ambition or vain conceit, but in humility
    consider others better than yourselves. Each of
    you should look not only to your own interests,
    but also to the interests of others. Your
    attitude should be the same as that of Christ
    Jesus
  • Phil. 21-5

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References/Resources
  • Brantley, P. (1999). Can Education be Adventist
    and Excellent, too? In Journal of Adventist
    Education, Summer.
  • Milbrath, L.W. (1996). Envisioning a Sustainable
    Society. In New Thinking for a New Millennium,
    R.A. Slaughter (ed.).
  • Word of the Day (www.m-w.com)
  • Reigeluth, C.M. Garfinkle R.J. (1994). Systemic
    Change in Education.
  • Reeves Nass (1996). The Media Equation.
  • Healy, J.M. (1998), Failure to Connect.
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