Science Teaching Journal Club - Week 8

Thursday, Nov. 21
9:00-10:00 a.m.
LISB 217

The Science Teaching Journal Club invites you to participate in our tenth year of weekly gatherings! Our 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.

UO Senate legislation requires that each Core Education course incorporate two of four Methods of Inquiry: critical thinking, creative thinking, written communication, and ethical reflection.  This fall in Journal Club we will spend most of our time on articles that help us understand what each of these skills might look like in a science context and that provide ideas on how to incorporate them into our classes.  Developing these skills is important beyond Core Ed too, so please join us no matter what classes you teach! 

Questions?  Please contact Julie Mueller (


Explore ethical decision making materials available from Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics (, especially the Ethical Decision Making Framework.