The Science Teaching Journal Club invites you to participate in our ninth 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 encourage 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. The Journal Club is a cooperative effort of the Teaching Engagement Program and the Science Literacy Program.
This spring the Journal Club will mostly be organized into two-week thematic blocks that will start on a relatively serious note and get lighter as the term progresses. We will begin with papers on student resistance and the damage done by microaggressions and progress to using museums, virtual reality, and games to broaden the ways students encounter content. The latter blocks will include opportunities for hands-on experience. 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.
Tentative schedule for the readings:
|Week 1||Apr. 4||Seidel, S. B., & Tanner, K. D. (2013). “What if students revolt?”—considering student resistance: origins, options, and opportunities for investigation. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 12(4), 586-595. https://www.lifescied.org/doi/full/10.1187/cbe-13-09-0190|
|Week 2||Apr. 11|
Special guest: Kimberly Tanner
Harrison, C., & Tanner, K. D. (2018). Language matters: considering microaggressions in science. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 17(1), fe4. https://www.lifescied.org/doi/pdf/10.1187/cbe.18-01-0011Note: We will meet in 417 LISB this week.
|Week 3||Apr. 18||Sternberger, A.L., and Wyatt, S.E. (2018). Wikipedia in the Science Classroom. CourseSource. https://doi.org/10.24918/cs.2018.14|
|Week 4||Apr. 25||Ramachandran, R., Sparck, E. M., & Levis-Fitzgerald, M. (2019). Investigating the Effectiveness of Using Application-Based Science Education Videos in a General Chemistry Lecture Course. Journal of Chemical Education. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00777|
|Week 5||May 2||Anderson, K. L., Kaden, U., Druckenmiller, P. S., Fowell, S., Spangler, M. A., Huettmann, F., & Ickert-Bond, S. M. (2017). Arctic science education using public museum collections from the University of Alaska Museum: an evolving and expanding landscape. Arctic Science, 3(3), 635-653. https://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/10.1139/as-2017-0010#.XJUeCxNKhbg|
|Week 6||May 9||Hands on: Visit Museum of Natural and Cultural History|
|Week 7||May 16|
Parong, J., & Mayer, R. E. (2018). Learning science in immersive virtual reality. Journal of Educational Psychology, 110(6), 785-797.http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/edu0000241
|Week 8||May 23||Hands on: Virtual reality|
|Week 9||May 30||Coil, D. A., Ettinger, C. L., & Eisen, J. A. (2017). Gut Check: The evolution of an educational board game. PLoS biology, 15(4), e201984. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2001984|
|Week 10||June 6||Hands on: Games to teach science|