WINTER 2014 Teaching Journal Club

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Happy New Year!

We are looking forward to reading the book “How Learning Works” with you this winter term.

Ambrose SA, Bridges MW, DiPietro M, Lovett MC, Norman MK. 2010. How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA.

The book is available for purchase through your favorite online book seller (e.g.http://www.amazon.com/How-Learning-Works-Research-Based-Principles/dp/0470484101)

Or it can be read electronically through the UO library following these instruction. From this link (http://uolibraries.worldcat.org/title/how-learning-works-seven-research-based-principles-for-smart-teaching/oclc/639016044&referer=brief_results) for the book in the UO catalog, follow the on screen link s to Orbis Cascade Alliance EBL DDA Connect to this title online (be sure to have your duck id and password available to log in). We have found that you may need to download the free Adobe Digital Editions to view the Adobe file format. There’s a link to it on the How Learning Works page accessed after you use your DuckID to log in to the “EBL for Orbis Cascade Alliance.” To get to the e-book option, first click on the large blue “Read Online” button below the image of the book’s cover. Once you get to the next page, which has the table of contents down the left side, click on the blue “Download” tab on the vertical bar next to the table to contents. The Adobe Digital Editions link is just below the download button. Apparently Adobe Digital Editions can handle either the PDF or epub formats the book is available in.

We will continue to have two sessions to choose from:

  • Thursday 9:00am in LISB 317 facilitated by Julie Mueller
  • Friday 2:00pm in LISB 317 facilitated by Elly Vandegrift

We hope to see you there!
Elly and Julie


Week 1 – January 9 and 10

Reading

To set the stage during week 1, please read the Introduction (pages 1-9), Appendices A & B (pages 225-230). We plan to read a chapter a week to use for the basis of our journal club activities and discussions.

Ambrose SA, Bridges MW, DiPietro M, Lovett MC, Norman MK. 2010. How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA.

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Week 2 – January 16 and 17

Reading

Thanks for such a great first week of discussion of How Learning Works (If you have a concept map from Friday’s session, hold on to it!).

For week 2, we will read Chapter 1: How Does Students’ Prior Knowledge Affect Their Learning?

Ambrose SA, Bridges MW, DiPietro M, Lovett MC, Norman MK. 2010. How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA.

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Week 3 – January 23 and 24

Reading

For week 3, we will read Chapter 2: How Does the Way Students Organize their Knowledge Affect Their Learning? from How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, by S. A. Ambrose, et al.

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Week 4 – January 30 and 31

Reading

For week 4, we will read Chapter 3: What Factors Motivate Students to Learn from How Learning Works. We’ve heard that the electronic download works really well for kindle, iPad, or computer through the UO libraries, but let us know if you have problems.

See Week 1 for information on purchasing the book or on checking out a digital copy from the library.

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Week 5 – February 6 and 7

Reading

This week in the Science Literacy Teaching Journal Club, we will continue reading How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, by S. A. Ambrose, et al. Please read Chapter 4: How Do Students Develop Mastery? For instructions on how to access the e-book through the UO library, please see Week 1.

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Week 6 – February 13 and 14

Reading

This week at journal club we will read “Chapter 5. What Kinds of Practice and Feedback Enhance Learning?” from How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, by S. A. Ambrose, et al.

Friday afternoon folks, we’ll circle back to Chapter 4, canceled due to snow, next week.

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Week 7 – February 20 and 21

Reading

Due to the Snow cancellation, we will go back in book time this week for the journal club.

On Thursday, February 20th session at 9am, we will have an open discussion and opportunity to talk about how teaching is going this term including challenges and opportunities faced in the classroom. We especially encourage anyone affiliated with SLP courses this or spring term to attend.

On Friday, February 21st session at 2pm, we will discuss Chapter 4: How Do Students Develop Mastery? from How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, by S. A. Ambrose, et al.

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Week 8 – February 27 and 28

Reading

This week in the Science Literacy Teaching Journal Club, we will continue our discussion of How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, by S. A. Ambrose, et al. Our focus this week will be Chapter 6: Why Do Student Development and Course Climate Matter for Student Learning? from How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, by S. A. Ambrose, et al.

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Week 9 – March 6 and 7

Reading

This week in the Science Literacy Teaching Journal Club, we will continue our discussion of How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, by S. A. Ambrose, et al. Our focus this week will be Chapter 6: Why Do Student Development and Course Climate Matter for Student Learning? There is a lot of material in this chapter so we have decided to discuss it over two weeks.

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Week 10 – March 13 and 14

Reading

This week we will finish our reading of How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, by S. A. Ambrose, et al. with the Chapter 7: How do students become self-directed learners? and Conclusion: Applying the seven principles to ourselves.

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