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.


SLP Mission Statement

17th 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 7

10th November 2014 at 5:57 pm

For Thursday we will read Chapter 5 – Assessing Higher-Order Cognitive Skills with Multiple-Choice Questions from:
Dirks, C., Wenderoth, M.P., & Withers, M. (2014). Assessment in the college science classroom. New York, NY: W.H. Freeman and Company.

Friday at 12noon we will meet inside the main entrance of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (http://jsma.uoregon.edu/). During our visit we will experience ways to incorporate educational resources of our fantastic art museum into science courses with Jody Seasonwein as our host and guide. Journal club attendees will not be allowed to have food or bags in the study room, so please plan to leave your personal belongings in your office or use a locker inside the museum. To prepare for our visit, we will read the following two articles.

Uffelman, E. S. (2007). Teaching Science in Art. Journal of Chemical Education, 84(10), 1617-1624. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ed084p1617

Dale, D. a., & Bailey, B. L. (2003). Physics in the Art Museum. The Physics Teacher, 41(2), 82-83. http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1542042

– Thursday 9:00am in LISB 317 facilitated by Julie Mueller, TEP and Elly Vandegrift, SLP
– Friday 12:00pm Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art 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.


Journal Club Fall 2014 Week 6

3rd November 2014 at 3:33 pm

For Thursday we will read Chapter 4 – Formative Assessment – Assessment for Learning 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 and discuss the following journal article about using technology in the classroom.

Schuenemann, K. & Wagner, R. (2014). Using Student-Generated Blogs to Create a Global Perspective on Climate Change. Journal of Geoscience Education. 62, 364-373.
Available from:
http://nagt-jge.org/doi/pdf/10.5408/13-065.1

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