Brief Bio

Debra Espinor is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Undergraduate Teacher Education program at George Fox University. She directs the Non-Traditional Adult Degree Completion Program for teachers that are offered in a blended format. Debra has worked as a K-12 music teacher, elementary principal, and a university professor in education. Her research interests are in Call and Vocation in teaching, international partnerships and the integration of technology in the classroom.

Title

Technology of the Gods...or...the God of Technology: Where does the spiritual belong?

Track

Mixed

Proposal Type

Interactive Session

Abstract

Berglund 139

This session includes case studies, interactive questions, and surveys built into PowerPoint slides.

The following areas would be addressed:

  • Spiritual sensibility: the ability to recognize social and ethical issues in technology;
  • Spiritual analysis skills: the ability to analyze spiritual problems in terms of facts, values, stakeholders and their interests;
  • Spiritual creativity: the ability to think out different options for action in the light of (conflicting) moral values and the relevant facts;
  • Spiritual judgment skills: the ability to give a moral judgment on the basis of different ethical theories or frameworks including professional ethics and common sense morality;
  • Spiritual decision-making skills: the ability to reflect on different ethical theories and frameworks and to make a decision based on that reflection

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Sep 15th, 4:00 PM Sep 15th, 5:00 PM

Technology of the Gods...or...the God of Technology: Where does the spiritual belong?

Berglund 139

This session includes case studies, interactive questions, and surveys built into PowerPoint slides.

The following areas would be addressed:

  • Spiritual sensibility: the ability to recognize social and ethical issues in technology;
  • Spiritual analysis skills: the ability to analyze spiritual problems in terms of facts, values, stakeholders and their interests;
  • Spiritual creativity: the ability to think out different options for action in the light of (conflicting) moral values and the relevant facts;
  • Spiritual judgment skills: the ability to give a moral judgment on the basis of different ethical theories or frameworks including professional ethics and common sense morality;
  • Spiritual decision-making skills: the ability to reflect on different ethical theories and frameworks and to make a decision based on that reflection