Journal Club Spring 2017 Week 3

17th April 2017 at 11:46 am

This week we will focus on using storytelling in science to teach the nature of science, science content, and to build student interest in science courses. The Thursday session (which will meet in LISB 217 at 9 am) will read Clough, M. P. (Sept. 29, 2010). The Story Behind the Science: Bringing Science and Scientists to Life in Post-Secondary Science Education. Science and Education http://www.bu.edu/hps-scied/files/2012/11/Clough-HPS-Story-Behind-the-Science-Bringing-Science-and-Scientists-to-Life-in-Post-Secondary-Science-Ed.pdf

To get a sense of the approach that the authors take and what they include, please also look over one of the stories at the following link:

https://www.storybehindthescience.org/index.html

The Friday session will attend the workshop “Scientific Storytelling: Humanities Meets Science” led by Jennifer Yates from Ohio Wesleyan University. The workshop will be held in EMU Swindells Room from 1-2 PM.  Hope to see you there.


Journal Club Spring 2017 Week 2

12th April 2017 at 10:16 am

This week we continue our segment on Transparent Teaching.  Please bring with you to journal club paper copies of two assignments that you have given your students or that you have been assigned in a class. In addition, please read the guidelines for transparency from the UNLV website:
Transparent Assignment Template
Checklist for Designing a Transparent Assignment

Sessions will be held at 9:00 am Thursdays and 1:00 pmFridays in LISB 217.  Hope to see you there.


Journal Club Spring 2017 Week 1

5th April 2017 at 10:32 am

This spring our theme will be evidence-based teaching in practice.  We will divide the term into two-week segments; in the first week of each segment we will read about and discuss a topic or technique, and in the second we will either try it out ourselves or talk with a guest who uses the technique in their own teaching. We offer two sessions to choose from each week; content will usually be the same for both.  We invite participants from all ranks and disciplines to join the whole series or stop by for a specific conversation.

Equal access to college does not necessarily translate to equal probability of success. What can we do to help level the playing field? In the term’s first two-week segment, we will learn about transparent teaching methods, which can help all students succeed by explicitly stating goals and criteria that often remain implicit. To prepare, please read:

Winkelmes, M. A., Bernacki, M., Butler, J., Zochowski, M., Golanics, J., Weavil, K. H. (2016). A Teaching Intervention that Increases Underserved College Students’ Success. Peer Review, 18(1/2), 31. https://www.aacu.org/peerreview/2016/winter-spring/Winkelmes

And

Berrett, D. (Sept. 21, 2015). The Unwritten Rules of College. Chronicle of Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Unwritten- Rules-of/233245

Sessions will be held at 9:00 am Thursdays and 1:00 pmFridays in LISB 217.  Hope to see you there.


Journal Club Winter 2017 Finals Week

20th March 2017 at 12:42 pm

There will be no journal club this week, have a great spring break!  Next term we will continue to have two journal clubs to choose from, and we will be focusing on how to apply evidence-based practices to our teaching.


Journal Club Winter 2017 Week 10

15th March 2017 at 10:08 am

During Winter 2017, we will continue to have two journal clubs to choose from.

For Thursday’s 9am session, please read:
Harackiewicz, J. M., Canning, E. A., Tibbetts, Y., Giffen, C. J., Blair, S. S., Rouse, D. I., & Hyde, J. S. (2014). Closing the social class achievement gap for first-generation students in undergraduate biology. Journal of Educational Psychology, 106(2), 375. http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/edu/106/2/375.pdf
AND
Asai, DJ and C Bauerle.  (2016). From HHMI: Doubling Down on Diversity   CBE Life Sci Educ 15:fe6. http://www.lifescied.org/content/15/3/fe6.full.pdf+html

For Friday’s 1pm session, please read:

pages 213-232: Chapters 13 and 14 of Olson, R. (2015). Houston, we have a narrative: Why science needs a story. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Both sessions will be held in LISB 217.  Hope to see you there.

Journal Club Winter 2017 Week 9

8th March 2017 at 10:20 am

During Winter 2017, we will continue to have two journal clubs to choose from.

For Thursday’s 9am session, please read:
Delparte, D. M., Richardson, R., Eitel, K., Matsaw, S., & Cohn, T. (2016). Promoting Geoscience STEM Interest in Native American Students: GIS, Geovisualization and Reconceptualizing Spatial Thinking Skills. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 15(5). http://www.ijlter.org/index.php/ijlter/article/view/622

For Friday’s 1pm session, please read:
pages 185-212: Chapter 12 of Olson, R. (2015). Houston, we have a narrative: Why science needs a story. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Both sessions will be held in LISB 217.  Hope to see you there.

Journal Club Winter 2017 Week 8

27th February 2017 at 11:36 am

During Winter 2017, we will continue to have two journal clubs to choose from.

For Thursday’s 9am session, please read:
Goeden, T. J., Kurtz, M. J., Quitadamo, I. J., & Thomas, C. (2015). Community-based inquiry in allied health biochemistry promotes equity by improving critical thinking for women and showing promise for increasing content gains for ethnic minority students. Journal of Chemical Education92(5), 788-796. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed400893f

For Friday’s 1pm session, please read:
pages 176-184: Intro Section IV and chapter 11
For those who are interested, here is a TED talk from Randy Olson, mostly summarizing what we’ve covered this quarter. We will use this week to review and reflect on what we’ve learned so far, and watching this may be a good way to refresh. Please be aware that there is a swear word.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERB7ITvabA4

Both sessions will be held in LISB 217.  Hope to see you there.

Journal Club Winter 2017 Week 7

22nd February 2017 at 10:17 am

During Winter 2017, we will continue to have two journal clubs to choose from.

For Thursday’s 9am session, please read:
Jackson, MC, G Galvez, I Landa, P Buonora, and D B Thoman.  (2016). Science That Matters: The Importance of a Cultural Connection in Underrepresented Students’ Science Pursuit CBE Life Sci Educ 15:ar42 1-12. http://www.lifescied.org/content/15/3/ar42.full.pdf+html

For Friday’s 1pm session, please read:
pages 153-173 of Olson, R. (2015). Houston, we have a narrative: Why science needs a story. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Both sessions will be held in LISB 217.  Hope to see you there.

Journal Club Winter 2017 Week 6

13th February 2017 at 11:33 am

During Winter 2017, we will continue to have two journal clubs to choose from.

For Thursday’s 9am session, please read:
Schinske, JN, H Perkins, A Snyder, and M Wyer.  (2016). Scientist Spotlight Homework Assignments Shift Students’ Stereotypes of Scientists and Enhance Science Identity in a Diverse Introductory Science Class.  CBE Life Sci Educ 15:ar47 1-18. http://www.lifescied.org/content/15/3/ar47.full.pdf+html
AND
Haynes, DM (2014) Always the Exception: Women and Women of Color Scientists in Historical Perspective. AAC&U Peer Review 16(2). http://www.aacu.org/peerreview/2014/spring/haynes

For Friday’s 1pm session, please read:
pages 127-151 of Olson, R. (2015). Houston, we have a narrative: Why science needs a story. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Both sessions will be held in LISB 217.  Hope to see you there.

Journal Club Winter 2017 Week 5

6th February 2017 at 11:30 am

During Winter 2017, we will continue to have two journal clubs to choose from.

For Thursday’s 9am session, please read:

Cooper, KM and SE Brownell.  (2016) Coming Out in Class: Challenges and Benefits of Active Learning in a Biology Classroom for LGBTQIA Students.  CBE Life Sci Educ 15:ar37 1-19. http://www.lifescied.org/content/15/3/ar37.full.pdf+html

For Friday’s 1pm session, please read:

pages 95-125 of Olson, R. (2015). Houston, we have a narrative: Why science needs a story. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Both sessions will be held in LISB 217.  Hope to see you there.


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