Quality Teaching

Dr. Gräbe enjoys teaching and values it as an integral part of his calling. He has a special interest in Distance Education and completed the module on Distance Education in the Diploma for Tertiary Education at the University of South Africa in 1992. With more than 100,000 students from all over the world the Uinversity of South Africa is one of the largest distance education institutions.

Peter Gräbe participated in the following programs and conferences:

  • The Indianapolis conference on the pedagogy of online theological education, arranged by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion and Theology, October 2009.
  • Obtained the Quality Assurance Rubric Certificate from the Center for Teaching and Learning at Regent University, July 17, 2009.
  • Participated in the webinar, Increasing Cognitive Engagement in the Online Classroom. Presenter: Dr. Jean Mandernach, Park University. Facilitated by the Center for Teaching and Learning at Regent University, March, 26, 2009.
  • Delivered a paper on "Aligning Heart, Head and Hand. A Historical and Biblical Perspective" at the Coalition of Christian Teacher Educators Conference, May 25 - 27, 2006, Regent University.
  • Blackboard Certified, Center for Teaching and Learning, Regent University (2005).
  • Obtained the Online Intructional Design Certificate from the Center for Teaching and Learning at Regent University. The following aspects of online teaching were addressed: the importance of objectives in the online course; organization in the online course; impacting online learning with visual elements; connecting with the online student; meaningful assessment in the online course; best practices in online teaching.
  • Certified as a Master Instructor, through following the Master Instruction Program, Center for Teaching and Learning, Regent University, 2004.
  • Obtained the Certificate on College Teaching, offered by the Virignia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education. The following issues were addressed: testing and grading; teaching and learning styles; helping students retain classroom material; lecturing and questioning skills; the use of technology in the classroom; student centered learning.
  • Participated in the Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education Retention Workshop led by Dr. Robert Hanny at Old Dominion University, November 7, 2003.
  • Participated in "Balancing Assessment and Instruction through Differentiation," Carol Ann Tomlinson and Robin Fogarty, Conference organized by the School of Education, Regent University, October 17-18, 2003.
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