Journal Club Fall 2014 Week 10

1st December 2014 at 4:11 pm

For Thursday we will read Chapter 7 – Assessing the Effectiveness of Teaching Innovations from:
Dirks, C., Wenderoth, M.P., & Withers, M. (2014). Assessment in the college science classroom. New York, NY: W.H. Freeman and Company.

For Friday we will read Chapter 6 – Preparing Students for Assessment from:
Dirks, C., Wenderoth, M.P., & Withers, M. (2014). Assessment in the college science classroom. New York, NY: W.H. Freeman and Company.
Please email us for a pdf copy of this chapter.

– Thursday 9:00am in LISB 317 facilitated by Julie Mueller, TEP and Elly Vandegrift, SLP
– Friday 12:00pmLISB 317 facilitated by Elly Vandegrift, SLP

We look forward to seeing you there!
Elly and Julie

See past reading selections in our Journal Club section and in our Bibliography section.


SLP Mission Statement

30th November 2014 at 3:07 pm

The University of Oregon Science Literacy Program (SLP) makes a real-world difference in the lives of UO students by building science literacy among undergraduate non-science majors, giving science students mentored teaching opportunities to implement active learning, and providing faculty with teaching professional development.

SLP offers General Education courses for non-science students that promote student-centered teaching and communication of science where non-science majors are empowered to consider scientific approaches to societal issues and have the opportunity to learn how to process and critique scientific information. Graduate students and undergraduate students in the sciences have mentored teaching opportunities where they learn the theory and practice of scientific teaching and effectively communicating ideas to audiences of non-scientists.  The program enables and assists faculty in improving teaching techniques using evidence-based pedagogy focusing on science literacy.


Journal Club Fall 2014 Week 9

24th November 2014 at 2:53 pm

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday there are no journal clubs this week, but we don’t want you to miss having a science literacy based reading.  For your enjoyment here are some interesting facts about turkeys.

We look forward to seeing you next week!
Elly and Julie

See past reading selections in our Journal Club section and in our Bibliography section.


Journal Club Fall 2014 Week 8

18th November 2014 at 6:16 pm

For Thursday we will read Chapter 6 – Preparing Students for Assessment from
Dirks, C., Wenderoth, M.P., & Withers, M. (2014). Assessment in the college science classroom. New York, NY: W.H. Freeman and Company.

For Friday we will read the following journal article about diversity.
Haak, D. C., HilleRisLambers, J., Pitre, E., & Freeman, S. (2011). Increased structure and active learning reduce the achievement gap in introductory biology. Science332 (6034), 1213-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1204820

– Thursday 9:00am in LISB 317 facilitated by Julie Mueller, TEP and Elly Vandegrift, SLP
– Friday 12:00pmLISB 317 facilitated by Elly Vandegrift, SLP

We look forward to seeing you there!
Elly and Julie

See past reading selections in our Journal Club section and in our Bibliography section.