Science Teaching Journal Club Resumes Popular Thursday Gathering

The Science Teaching Journal Club invites you to participate in our ninth year of weekly gatherings. The Journal Club is a cooperative effort of the Teaching Engagement Program and the Science Literacy Program. Meetings feature lively, structured discussions of articles from the science teaching research literature, along with periodic small-scale teaching experiments. Participants from all ranks and disciplines are invited 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 fall in Journal Club we will focus on inclusion, active learning, and assessment, the three pillars of Scientific Teaching. We look forward to exploring these topics with you, so please join us!

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

To get the most out of our meetings, we invite you to read each week’s article ahead of time.

Week 1

Cavanagh, A. J., Chen, X., Bathgate, M., Frederick, J., Hanauer, D. I., & Graham, M. J. (2018). Trust, Growth Mindset, and Student Commitment to Active Learning in a College Science Course. CBE—Life Sciences Education17(1), ar10.

Week 2

Tharayil, S., Borrego, M., Prince, M., Nguyen, K. A., Shekhar, P., Finelli, C. J., & Waters, C. (2018). Strategies to mitigate student resistance to active learning. International Journal of STEM Education5(1), 7.

Week 3Solomon, E. D., Repice, M. D., Mutambuki, J. M., Leonard, D. A., Cohen, C. A., Luo, J., & Frey, R. F. (2018). A Mixed-Methods Investigation of Clicker Implementation Styles in STEM. CBE—Life Sciences Education17(2), ar30.
Week 4

Scanlon, E., Schreffler, J., James, W., Vasquez, E., & Chini, J. J. (2018). Postsecondary physics curricula and Universal Design for Learning: Planning for diverse learners. Physical Review Physics Education Research14(2), 020101.

Week 5Lazar, K. B., Moysey, S. M., Brame, S., Coulson, A. B., Lee, C. M., & Wagner, J. R. (2018). Breaking out of the traditional lecture hall: Geocaching as a tool for experiential learning in large geology service courses. Journal of Geoscience Education, 1-16.
Week 6

Underwood, S. M., Posey, L. A., Herrington, D. G., Carmel, J. H., & Cooper, M. M. (2017). Adapting assessment tasks to support three-dimensional learning. Journal of Chemical Education95(2), 207-217.

Week 7Knight, J. K., & Brame, C. J. (2018). Peer Instruction. CBE—Life Sciences Education17(2), fe5.
Week 8

Owens, K., Doyle, M., & Matz, J. (2018, September 13). English Language Learners’ Voices. [Blog post]. Retrieved from


Darby, F. (2018, August 20). Develop Intercultural Competence to Foster International Student Success. [Blog post]. Retrieved from
Week 9Thanksgiving, no Journal Club
Week 10Hurst, G. A. (2018). Utilizing Snapchat To Facilitate Engagement with and Contextualization of Undergraduate Chemistry.