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Planning to Promote Biblical Integration

Week 9

by Dr. Milton Uecker

Question 7:  How do the biblically integrated concepts and ideas from within this study impact the way I live? 

Integration is not complete until the student has related the implications of the Truth to his or her life.  Through obedience to the Truth, the life of the learner is transformed.  The ultimate end of integration is the answer to the Francis…

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Added by Milton V. Uecker on October 30, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Planning to Promote Biblical Integration

Week 8

by Dr. Milton Uecker

Question 6.  Will the content of this lesson provide an opportunity to integrate Truth through the process of Critical Thinking?

It could be said that biblical integration is the highest form of critical thinking.  The emphasis on critical thinking is found throughout educational dialogue and practice today.  It is viewed as one of the key factors in…

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Added by Milton V. Uecker on October 23, 2014 at 8:52am — No Comments

Planning to Promote Biblical Integration

Week 7

by Dr. Milton Uecker

5. Does the material present opportunities to discuss character?  Moral choices?

Perhaps one of the most common means of biblical integration is related to literature and historical narrative.  Centered upon questions related to values and right and wrong, literature at all levels provides examples and non-examples of character and moral…

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Added by Milton V. Uecker on October 2, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Planning to Promote Biblical Integration

Week 6

by Dr. Milton Uecker

4. Does the introduction to my course provide an opportunity to address the Christian view of my discipline? Can I design my first week of class to address worldview and other theoretical foundations for thinking within the discipline?

Every course of study should begin with examining the impact of the fall on knowledge and ethics within the…

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Added by Milton V. Uecker on September 25, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Planning to Promote Biblical Integration

by Dr. Milton Uecker

Week 5

Last week’s integration focus was on Dr. Ron Chadwick’s approach to integrating the structural or “enduring” concepts within disciplines.  As a means of further understanding I have attached three examples of concepts that have been integrated.  I have utilized a template created by Wendy Putnam of Palmetto Christian Academy in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Credit is also extended to Chris Johnson and Rich…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on September 18, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Planning to Promote Biblical Integration

by Dr. Milton Uecker

Week 4

3. Does the content to be covered in this lesson contain enduring ideas from this discipline?  If so, what is the idea?  

This week we examine the integration of a discipline’s content.  This approach is based upon the writing of Dr. Ron Chadwick in his book, Christian School Curriculum: An Integrated Approach ( BMH Books, Winona Lake,…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on September 11, 2014 at 7:29am — No Comments

Planning to Promote Biblical Integration

by Dr. Milton Uecker

Week 3

2. Does the content reveal an aspect of God’s character?

Question two is the next in our series of questions teachers should ask as they strive to incorporate biblical truth into a lesson.  Note that I have not used the term integration since in…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on September 4, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Planning to Promote Biblical Integration

Dr. Milton Uecker

WEEK 2

Last week we introduced the topic of planning to promote biblical integration. Today’s post explains and illustrates the use of the following questions:

1. Does this content deal with the answers to worldview questions?  Which questions? (Reality, truth, value, man, future, etc.)

  • Are the ideas from the discipline rooted within another…
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Added by Lisa Lanpher on August 27, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Planning to Promote Biblical Integration

By Dr. Milton Uecker

WEEK 1

As we begin another academic year, the Lowrie Center will focus on a primary distinctive of Christian school education---biblical integration. Weekly posts will examine questions that should be addressed when planning biblically integrated lessons. Thinking through the answers to these questions can serve as a means of identifying the approach that bests fits the lesson’s…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on August 21, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Child Development

By Milton V. Uecker, Ed.D.

Part 3 of 8 part series

Cognitive Development

Brain Growth…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on March 27, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Child Development: Cognitive Development

By Milton V. Uecker, Ed.D.

Part 2 of 8 part series

Cognitive Development

Early childhood cognitive growth will be examined from the perspective of Jean Piaget’s developmental model and recent brain growth research.  Piaget’s stage theory became the cognitive focal point during the late 60s and 70s as scores of authors began to apply Piaget’s theory to educational…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on January 2, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Child Development: An Overview

By Milton V. Uecker, Ed.D.

Part 1 of 8 part series

Introduction

     To effectively teach and reach young children, parents, teachers and care providers must know child development.   Development is a continuous progression of forward movement, a pattern of growth that takes place in an individual starting at conception and moving across the entire life span. …

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on October 31, 2013 at 9:48am — No Comments

Wow love the new look!

Thank you all who are creating this resource! I really enjoy the new look and feel.  Thank you for the photos and messages - very inspiring!

Added by Chris Winkler on January 23, 2013 at 7:28am — No Comments

Common Core State Standards

In keeping with the mission of the Lowrie Center to provide a forum for innovation, research and the enduring ideas the center would like to open a dialogue regarding the Common Core State Standards.



Consider the mission of the Common Core State Standards:



The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust… Continue

Added by Milton V. Uecker on October 7, 2012 at 1:32pm — 2 Comments

Leading Your Students to Kingdom Living

By Milton V. Uecker, EdD

Part 8 of 8 part series (2005)

Fortunately for the adolescent, this foolish means to fulfillment no longer is enough. “Every person has an active disposition to choose to be the kind of person who trusts in his own resources, rather than in Christ’s to make life work” (Huggins 1989, 119). However, Huggins views adolescence as “designed by God to literally stop kids in their tracks and make them wrestle with some serious questions before they proceed…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on June 19, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Leading Your Students to Kingdom Living

By Milton V. Uecker, EdD

Part 7 of 8 part series (2005)

Every school works to create a disciplined or moral environment through the establishment of behavioral standards or rules. Even though leading the way to kingdom living involves standards, it is not the standards (the law) that transform. In many cases standards that are poorly chosen and implemented will hinder transformation. Once established, if there are too many to enforce or if they are not owned by the faculty, the…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on June 4, 2012 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Leading Your Students to Kingdom Living

By Milton V. Uecker, EdD

Part 6 of 8 part series (2005)

To this day I remember the ways in which my students and I met God through their acts of obedience. One response in particular stands out in my mind. Scott had only just entered the kingdom through a lesson in which repentance was a called-upon response. Following a later lesson on faith, the children discussed something they might do to place their trust in God. Scott had heard the testimony of a missionary several weeks…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on May 22, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Leading Your Students to Kingdom Living

By Milton V. Uecker, EdD

Part 5 of 8 part series (2005)

According to Christian Smith (2005, 261), “the best social predictor, although not a guarantee, of what the religious and spiritual lives of youth will look like is what the religious lives of their parents do look like.” According to Smith, parents will “get what they are.” Barna (2003) lists parents as “tier one” influencers, along with contemporary music, movies, television programming, the Internet, publications, laws,…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on May 18, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Leading Your Students to Kingdom Living

by Milton V. Uecker, EdD

Part 4 of 8 part series (2005)

The academic community is centered on staff who are carefully chosen for the task. All teachers must be trained not only to teach their disciplines well, but they must understand the process of spiritual development. Faculty and staff must exhibit a hunger for personal growth and demonstrate kingdom priorities. Deuteronomy 6:6 provides the prerequisite to the command in verse 7 to “teach them diligently.” First teachers must…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on May 10, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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