Spring 2019 Journal Club Meetings

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:

WeekDateReading
Week 1Apr. 4Seidel, S. B., & Tanner, K. D. (2013). “What if students revolt?”—considering student resistance: origins, options, and opportunities for investigation. CBE—Life Sciences Education12(4), 586-595. https://www.lifescied.org/doi/full/10.1187/cbe-13-09-0190
Week 2Apr. 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.18-01-0011

Note: We will meet in 417 LISB this week.
Week 3Apr. 18Sternberger, A.L., and Wyatt, S.E. (2018). Wikipedia in the Science Classroom. CourseSourcehttps://doi.org/10.24918/cs.2018.14
Week 4Apr. 25Ramachandran, 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 5May 2Anderson, 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 Science3(3), 635-653. https://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/10.1139/as-2017-0010#.XJUeCxNKhbg
Week 6May 9Hands on: Visit Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Week 7May 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 8May 23Hands on: Virtual reality
Week 9May 30Coil, D. A., Ettinger, C. L., & Eisen, J. A. (2017). Gut Check: The evolution of an educational board game. PLoS biology15(4), e201984. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2001984
Week 10June 6Hands on: Games to teach science