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.


Journal Club Winter 2017 Week 4

30th January 2017 at 10:59 am

This week in journal club on Thursday we are going to read about how we can be allies to college students who are immigrants.

Russakoff, D. (2017 January 25). ‘The only way we can fight back is to excel': Undocumented college students face an uncertain future under the Trump administration. New York Times Magazine. Retrieved from
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/magazine/the-only-way-we-can-fight-back-is-to-excel.html
and
Frisby, C. L., & Jimerson, S. R. (2016). Understanding immigrants, schooling, and school psychology: Contemporary science and practice. School psychology quarterly31(2), 141. http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/spq/31/2/141.pdf&uid=2016-26254-001

For Friday’s 1pm session, please read:

pages 68-93 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 3

25th January 2017 at 10:56 am

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

For Thursday’s 9am session, please read:
Miyake, A., Kost-Smith, L. E., Finkelstein, N. D., Pollock, S. J., Cohen, G. L., & Ito, T. A. (2010, November 26). Reducing the gender achievement gap in college science: A classroom study of values affirmation. Science, 330, 1234 –1237. doi:10.1126/science.1195996 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/330/6008/1234.full

For Friday’s 1pm session, please read:

pages 42-65 of Olson, R. (2015). Houston, we have a narrative: Why science needs a story. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Please note that in the reading the author uses some insensitive language. We will discuss our reaction to this writing in the journal club meeting.Both sessions will be held in LISB 217.  Hope to see you there.


Journal Club Winter 2017 Week 2

18th January 2017 at 10:14 am

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

For Thursday’s 9am session, please read:
Lewis, KL, JG Stout, SJ Pollock, ND Finkelstein, and TA Ito. (2016). Fitting in or opting out: A review of key social-psychological factors influencing a sense of belonging for women in physics. Physical Review Physics Education Research 12(2):020110-1-6. http://journals.aps.org/prper/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.12.020110
And
Valantine, H.A. (2016). How to fix the many hurdles that stand in female scientists’ way: Women face discrimination of many kinds. We need culture change. Scientific American December. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-fix-the-many-hurdles-that-stand-in-female-scientists-rsquo-way/

For Friday’s 1pm session, please read:
pages 24-42 of Olson, R. (2015). Houston, we have a narrative: Why science needs a story. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Please note that in the readings for this week and next week the author uses some strong and insensitive language and examples. We will discuss our reactions to this writing in the journal club meetings.

Journal Club Winter 2017 Week 1

11th January 2017 at 10:26 am

This term on Thursdays at 9am we will explore equity and inclusion in STEM education.

Starting Week 1 we ask you to read:
Killpack & Melón 2016 (CBE) + Rumbarger 2016 (theory and practice)
Killpack, TL and LC Melón. (2016). Toward Inclusive STEM Classrooms: What Personal Role Do Faculty Play?  CBE Life Sci Educ 15:es3http://www.lifescied.org/content/15/3/es3.full.pdf+html

And

Rumbarger, L. (2016). Inclusive Teaching: Part One of Highlights from TEP’s ‘Belonging’ Series. http://tepblog.uoregon.edu/blog/index.php/inclusive-teaching-part-one-of-highlights-from-teps-belonging-series/

As you are reading, we’d like you to keep this definition of inclusive teaching from Magee (2016) in mind. “At the level of the classroom, inclusivity refers to the philosophy and pedagogy of engaging and valuing every student, and seeking to enhance the relational dynamics of the class as a whole, by intentionally attending not merely to the intellectual but also to the social and emotional climate of the classroom. In recognition of the fact that our classrooms exist and are constructed within broad cultural, social and political contexts, and that higher education has not traditionally been equally accessible or welcoming to all, the aim is to enlist each teacher in the ongoing work of making each classroom maximally effective as a learning space for each and every student, and for the class as a whole. Classrooms grounded in inclusivity are classrooms where each student encounters not only a course, but a classroom environment that has been intentionally shaped to enhance his or her sense of inclusion and safety, and a teacher, regardless of the subject matter, who is committed to the principles and practices of inclusivity.”

Magee, Rhonda V. “The Way of ColorInsight: Understanding Race and Law Effectively Through Mindfulness-Based ColorInsight Practices.” Forthcoming in The Georgetown Law Journal of Modern Critical Race Perspectives, Spring 2016. Draft December 20, 2015.

Fridays at 1pm will explore practical approaches to improving science communication using the book Olson, R. (2015). “Houston, We Have a Narrative: Why Science Needs a Story” University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London.  For Week 1 please read pages 1-21 of the book.

Hope to see you there.


Journal Club Winter 2017

12th December 2016 at 2:18 pm

During Winter Term 2017 we will continue to have two journal club sessions: one focusing on equity and inclusion in STEM and one focused on science communication.

Thursdays 9am session Julie and Elly will focus on reading about equity and inclusion in STEM including some articles from the September 2016 issues of CBE/LSE focusing on Broadening Participation in the Life Sciences and other sources.

Fridays 1pm session Phil Lotshaw, SLP Graduate Education Mentor, will focus on Olson, R. (2015). Houston, we have a narrative: Why science needs a story. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.  Participants are encouraged to buy or borrow a book to participate in the conversation.
Both sessions will meet in 217 LISB.

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