The Science Literacy Teaching Journal Club will continue during spring term exploring examples of academic programs that have successfully implemented teaching and learning methods to increase students’ science literacy. We will discuss how to apply these ideas to our classrooms. The electronic reading list will be available before the workshop. Participants are invited to join the whole series or stop by for a specific conversation.
Week 1-10: Fridays 11am-noon, 350 Willamette
Facilitators: Peter O’Day Biology faculty, Michael Raymer Physics faculty, Ellery B Ames Physics grad student, and Elly Vandegrift, Teaching Effectiveness Program
Beichner R. 2008. The SCALE-UP Project: A Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs. Evidence on Promising Practices in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Workshop 2; 2008 Oct 13-14; Washington (DC). Available from:http://www7.nationalacademies.org/bose/Beichner_CommissionedPaper.pdf
Beichner, RJ, Saul JM. 2004. Introduction to the SCALE-UP (Student-Center Activities for Large Enrollment Undergraduate Programs) Project. In: Elzer B., editor. Invention and Impact: Building Excellence in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education. Washington (DC): AAAS Publication Services. p. 61-66. Available fromhttp://www.aaas.org/publications/books_reports/CCLI/PDFs/03_Suc_Peds_Beichner.pdf
Beichner RJ, Saul JM, Abbott DS, Morse JJ, Deardorff DL, Allain RJ, Bonham SW, Dancy MH, and Risley, JS. 2007. The Student-Centered Activities for Large Enrollment Undergraduate Programs (SCALE-UP) Project. Research-Based Reform of University Physics. pp 1-42. Available fromhttp://www.compadre.org/PER/per_reviews/media/volume1/SCALE-UP-2007.pdf
Gaffney JDH, Richards E, Kustusch MB, Ding L, and Beichner RJ. 2008. Scaling Up Education Reform. Journal of College Science Teaching. 37(5): 48-53.
Reading – Please read any of the following items that seem interesting:
- Milner-Bolotin M, Antimirova T, and Petrov A. 2010. Clickers Beyond the First-Year Science Classroom. Journal of College Science Teaching 40(2): 14-18. Available from: Gale Databases
- Sevian H and Robinson WE. 2011. Clickers promote learning in all kinds of classes–small and large, graduate and undergraduate, lecture and lab. Journal of College Science Teaching 40(3): 14-18. Available from: Gale Databases
- Brian Westra and I did a workshop last year on RSS. Link to the content is here:http://libwiki.uoregon.edu/display/RSSWRKSHOP/Home
- “Mom, This Is How Twitter Works” at: http://momthisishowtwitterworks.com/
- Teaching With Twitter: Not For The Faint of Heart, The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 22, 2009: http://chronicle.com/article/Teaching-With-Twitter-Not-for/49230
- Reflections on Teaching with Social Media, The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 7, 2010: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/reflections-on-teaching-with-social-media/24556
- How to Start Tweeting (and Why You Might Want To), The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 11, 2010: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/how-to-start-tweeting-and-why-you-might-want-to/26065
- Duarte, N. (2008). Slide:ology: The art and science of creating great presentations. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly Media. Chapter 4: Displaying Data up to 4 people can look at the book online here at the same time:http://proquestcombo.safaribooksonline.com/book/office-and-productivity-applications/9780596522346/chapter-4dot-displaying-data/63
What NOT to do
- the short version:
Tufte, E. R. (2003). Wired 11.09: PowerPoint Is Evil. Retrieved November 30, 2010, from http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.09/ppt2.html
- more details and links to more current events like Wikileaks, Fukushima Nuclear Power plant and more:
Tufte, Edward (Ask E.T.: PowerPoint Does Rocket Science–and Better Techniques for Technical Reports. (2005). Retrieved November 30, 2010, from http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0001yB&topic_id=1
- Parslow, G. R. (2011). Commentary: Why we hate powerpoint. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education: A Bimonthly Publication of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 39/(1), 63. doi:10.1002/bmb.20474, link:http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bmb.20474/abstract
- Reynolds, G. (2005). Top Ten Slide Tips. Retrieved April 11, 2011, from http://www.garrreynolds.com/Presentation/slides.html
- Presentation Zen: What is good PowerPoint design? (2005). Retrieved November 30, 2010, from http://presentationzen.blogs.com/presentationzen/2005/09/whats_good_powe.html
- Masters at work – just scan the images: Reynolds, G. (2005). Presentation Zen: Gates, Jobs, & the Zen aesthetic. Retrieved November 30, 2010, from http://presentationzen.blogs.com/presentationzen/2005/11/the_zen_estheti.html
- This article about a pen that records the lecture has some interesting points about how students take notes starting at the bottom of page 1:Thompson, C. (2010, September 16). Livescribe, the Pen That Never Forgets. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/magazine/19Livescribe-t.html?scp=1&sq=livescribe&st=cse
O’Dowd DK, Aguilar-Roca N. 2009. Garage Demos: Using Physical Models to Illustrate Dynamic Aspects of Microscopic Biological Processes. CBE Life Sciences Education 8:118-122. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19487500
Crouch CH, Fagen AP, Callan JP, Mazur E. 2004. Classroom demonstrations: Learning tools or entertainment? Am. J. Phys. 72(6):835-838. Available from: http://mazur-www.harvard.edu/publications.php?function=display&rowid=160
Teach Exocytosis using a Demonstration (YouTube): http://www.youtube.com/HHMIUCI
Sins, PHM; Savelsbergh, ER; van Joolingen, WR; and van Hout-Wolters, BHAM. 2009. The Relation between Students’ Epistemological Understanding of Computer Models and Their Cognitive Processing on a Modelling Task International Journal of Science Education 31(9): 1205-1229. Available from: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&id=doi:10.1080/09500690802192181 or this reading can also be accessed here
Dermott, LC, Rosenquist, ML and van Zee, EH. 1987 Student difficulties in connecting graphs and physics: Examples from kinematics American Journal of Physics. 55(6): 503-513. Available from: http://ajp.aapt.org/resource/1/ajpias/v55/i6/p503_s1 (This one is a bit too specifically focused on physics, but a quick skim will reveal some issues worth contemplating on connecting mental models with predictions or descriptions of reality.)
Additional reading for week 8
Dedra Demaree, Assistant Professor of Physics from Oregon State University (http://www.physics.orst.edu/~demareed/) will visit the Science Literacy Teaching Journal Club on Friday, May 20th (11am-12noon) to discuss large interactive classrooms and show video of some of her class sessions. We will meet in B-90 of the Science Library.
You can download Professor Demaree’s PowerPoint slides here.
If you were unable to attend either the Science Literacy Teaching Journal Club or Human Physiology seminar last week, here are links to the video of his talk. Click on the URL (or copy then paste the URL in your browser) to play the conference.
Science Literacy Teaching Journal Club presentation by Dedra Demaree on Active Learning and ISLE in Physic Classrooms
http://22.214.171.124/tcs/?id=D6DC1D53-86D5-423B-B1DF-CC1940FD8A80 *pdf of her notes will be available soon.
Human Physiology Seminar by Steve DiCarlo’s lecture on teaching physiology
Reading for week 9
Schinske JN. 2011. Taming the testing/grading cycle in lecture classes centered around open-ended assessment. Journal of College Science Teaching 40(4):46-52. Available from: Academic OneFile
Ludwig M, Bentz A, and Fynewever H. 2011. Your syllabus should set the stage for assessment for learning. Journal of College Science Teaching 40(4): 20-23. Available from: Academic OneFile
Reading for week 10
Cottell P, and Harwood E. 1998. Do classroom assessment techniques (CATs) improve student learning?. New Directions for Teaching & Learning 75: 37-46. Available from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tl.7504/abstract