Journal Club: Spring Term Week 4

23rd April 2018 at 12:47 pm

Do you use multiple-choice questions on your exams?  They are much easier on the grader than other exam formats, but their construction requires careful attention if the test is to be fair, able to assess higher-order cognitive skills, and useful in distinguishing different levels of student ability.  This week in journal club we’ll read a review paper that touches on these concerns and others.  To prepare, please read:

Xu, X., Kauer, S., & Tupy, S. (2016). Multiple-choice questions: Tips for optimizing assessment in-seat and online. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology2(2), 147.http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/stl0000062

Please bring a favorite multiple-choice question with you to journal club this week.

Thursdays, 9:00 in LISB 217


Spring Term Journal Club

18th April 2018 at 10:40 am

The Science Teaching Journal Club invites you to participate in our eighth year of weekly gatherings! The journal club is a cooperative effort of the Teaching Engagement Program and the Science Literacy Program. Meetings feature lively, structured discussions across discipline and rank with periodic small-scale teaching experiments.

This group provides a wonderful space to learn about, discuss and develop new ideas about teaching. Our theme this spring is “Your Course from the Ground Up.” We’ll read about, discuss, and work on some of the fundamental elements of designing and teaching a whole course or individual lesson. We’ll also learn about how UO faculty approach the challenge of designing and teaching their courses by inviting people in to discuss their experiences in detail and by fanning out to observe classrooms in the wild. Please join us for the whole series or drop in for a specific conversation!

We will meet in 217 LISB (Lewis Integrative Sciences Building) at 9:00 am on Thursdays.

See you there!
Julie & Austin


Journal Club: Spring Term Week Three

16th April 2018 at 11:53 am

You probably have lots of ideas about the knowledge and skills you’d like your students to have when they finish your course.  How can you design the course to make sure your students actually acquire that knowledge?  We’ll talk about and get some practice with one approach in journal club this week.  To prepare, please read:

Pages 67 – 92 of Chapter 3: Designing Significant Learning Experiences I in Fink, L.D. 2013. Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco.  The book is available as an e-book from the UO Library.

If you have a list of learning objectives for your course, please bring it with you to journal club.

Thursdays 9am, LISB 217
We look forward to seeing you there,
Julie and Austin


Spring Term Week Two

11th April 2018 at 11:33 am

If you couldn’t make it to Journal Club last week, you’re in luck!  Our stimulating discussion barely scratched the surface of our reading, so we’ll continue it this week.  If you haven’t had a chance to read the chapter yet, please read:
Chapter 2: A Taxonomy of Significant Learning in Fink, L.D. 2013. Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco.  The book is available as an e-book from the UO Library.

Thursdays 9am, LISB 217
We look forward to seeing you there,
Julie and Austin


Journal Club Week Seven

19th February 2018 at 11:48 am

Winter term we will read Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning.

Lang, J. M. (2016). Small teaching: Everyday lessons from the science of learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

You can purchase a copy of the book or an electronic copy is available free to download from the UO Library for 21 days at a time: http://library.uoregon.edu/.

For Week 7, please read: Chapter 6: Self-Explaining
Thursdays 9am, LISB 217

We look forward to having you join us for the conversation,
Elly, Julie, & Austin


Journal Club Week 6

12th February 2018 at 10:40 am

Winter term we will read Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning.

Lang, J. M. (2016). Small teaching: Everyday lessons from the science of learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

You can purchase a copy of the book or an electronic copy is available free to download from the UO Library for 21 days at a time: http://library.uoregon.edu/.

For Week 6 please read: Chapter 5: Practicing
Thursdays 9am, LISB 217

We look forward to having you join us for the conversation,
Elly, Julie, & Austin


Journal Club Week 5

7th February 2018 at 10:22 am

Winter term we will read Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning.

Lang, J. M. (2016). Small teaching: Everyday lessons from the science of learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

You can purchase a copy of the book or an electronic copy is available free to download from the UO Library for 21 days at a time: http://library.uoregon.edu/.

For Week 5, please read: Part II Understanding & Chapter 4: Connecting (pages 85-111)
Thursdays 9am, LISB 217

We look forward to having you join us for the conversation,
Elly, Julie, & Austin


Journal Club Week 4

2nd February 2018 at 11:26 am

Winter term we will read Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning.

Lang, J. M. (2016). Small teaching: Everyday lessons from the science of learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

You can purchase a copy of the book or an electronic copy is available free to download from the UO Library for 21 days at a time: http://library.uoregon.edu/.

For Week 4, read Chapter 3: Interleaving
Thursdays 9am, LISB 217

We look forward to having you join us for the conversation,
Elly, Julie, & Austin


Journal Club Week 2

19th January 2018 at 1:18 pm

Journal Club

Winter term we will read Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning.

Lang, J. M. (2016). Small teaching: Everyday lessons from the science of learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

You can purchase a copy of the book or an electronic copy is available free to download from the UO Library for 21 days at a time: http://library.uoregon.edu/.

For Week 2, read: Chapter 1: Retrieving
Thursdays 9am, LISB 217

We look forward to having you join us for the conversation,
Elly, Julie, & Austin


Journal Club Winter Term Week 1

10th January 2018 at 10:41 am

Journal Club

Winter term we will read Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning.

Lang, J. M. (2016). Small teaching: Everyday lessons from the science of learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

You can purchase a copy of the book or an electronic copy is available free to download from the UO Library for 21 days http://library.uoregon.edu/.

For Week 1, read Introduction: Small Teaching & Part 1: Knowledge (pages 1-18).

Thursdays 9am, LISB 217

We look forward to having you join us for the conversation,
Elly, Julie, & Austin



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