Science Teaching Journal Club Meetings Winter 2019

The Science Teaching Journal Club invites you to participate in our ninth year of weekly practical gatherings. The Journal Club is a cooperative effort of the Teaching Engagement Program and the Science Literacy Program. Meetings feature lively, structured discussions of books, articles from the science teaching research literature, and periodic small-scale teaching experiments. We welcome participants from all ranks and disciplines to join the whole series or stop by for a specific conversation. This group provides a wonderful space to learn about, discuss and develop new ideas about teaching.

This winter in Journal Club we will read a book: Teaching Undergraduate Science: A Guide to Overcoming Obstacles to Student Learning, by Linda C. Hodges. In each chapter of this very practical and accessible book the author draws on the scholarship of teaching and learning to present strategies for helping students learn in a different situation: in class, from texts, from problems, from tests, etc. We look forward to exploring these topics with you, so please join us!

The book is available as an e-book from the UO library or online as a print book.

We will meet in 217 LISB (Lewis Integrative Sciences Building) at 9:00 am on Thursdays.

Tentative schedule for the readings:

Week 1, Jan. 10
Foreword, Preface and Chapter 1: Introduction

Week 2, Jan. 17
Chapter 2: Helping Students Learn During Class

Week 3, Jan. 24
Chapter 3: Helping Students Learn from Text

Week 4, Jan. 31
Chapter 4: Helping Students Learn, and Learn from, Problem Solving

Week 5, Feb. 7
Chapter 5: Motivating and Helping Students Learn on Their Own

Week 6, Feb. 14
Chapter 6: Helping Students Learn from Tests and Assignments

Week 7, Feb. 21
Special Guest: Jenny Dauer, Asst. Prof. of Science Literacy, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
To prepare, please read: Feinstein, N. (2011). Salvaging science literacy. Science education95(1), 168-185.

Week 8, Feb. 28
Chapter 7: Helping Students Learn from Laboratory Work and Research

Week 9, Mar. 7
Chapter 8: Helping Students Learn to Write Like Scientists

Week 10, Mar. 14
Chapter 9: Making Choices About What and How to Teach in Science