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Dr. Jim Dvorak is Vice President Academic and Professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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Publication in Didaktikos Regarding Pedagogy

A while back I was invited to write an article for a periodical called Didaktikos (a Greek word meaning "skillful teacher/able to teach" [used at 1 Tim. 3:2 as a characteristic of an elder/bishop]). The title of the article is "Battling Your 'Expe...

Are you a teacher?

Here is a great book that presents a very good model for teaching just about any subject, even Greek.

Dialogismos: a new eJournal from OC GST

Oklahoma Christian University's Graduate School of Theology has launched a new fully refereed, online, open-access academic eJournal called Dialogismos. Dialogismos (Greek Διαλογισμός) is a term that refers generally to the content or result of th...

Conference Season is Here

On Friday of this week (11/18), I will be traveling to San Antonio for the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). This year, I have the good fortune and pleasure of my wife traveling with me. My parents are coming early for Th...

Full Professor

I updated my LinkedIn profile recently and doing so caused a little confusion, so let me clear it up by saying that I am still teaching Greek and New Testament at OC (graduate and undergraduate), still Assoc. Dean for Teaching and Learning at OC, ...

This is fantastic!

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 1): Watch the full performance here (starting at 10:40)

"Dogfooding" can improve your learning activities

"Dogfooding" makes your learning activities better - http://t.co/B6fHlgfUBM #pedagogy @cultofpedagogy @NorthInstitute @lamascus_scott— Dr. James D. Dvorak (@DrJimDPhD) June 15, 2015

My basic teaching (and learning) philosophy

There’s a bit of debate as to whether the following quotation is from John Dewey or Bill Beattie, but regardless, it summarizes nicely and concisely my own thinking about the purpose of teaching and learning. The aim of education should be to teac...