Fall 2015 Teaching Journal Club

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The Science Literacy Teaching Journal Club invites you to participate in our sixth year of weekly gatherings! The journal club is a cooperative effort of the Teaching Effectiveness Program and the Science Literacy Program. Meetings feature lively, structured discussions across discipline and rank with occasional small-scale teaching experiments. Participants from all disciplines are invited to join the whole series or stop by for a specific conversation.

This year we will focus on approaches for improving specific aspects of students’ science literacy. The topics we will discuss, such as development of critical thinking, assessing reliability of sources, etc., are useful for all students, so please join us!

For more information about the Science Literacy Program or Journal club visit the following links below

For your convenience, we offer two weekly meetings for you to choose from:

  • Thursday 9:00am in LISB 317 facilitated by Julie Mueller, TEP and Elly Vandegrift, SLP
  • Friday 12:00pm in LISB 317 facilitated by Elly Vandegrift, SLP

We look forward to seeing you there!
Elly and Julie


Week 1 –  October 1 and 2

Starting week 1 we will read and discuss:

Rowe, M. P., Gillespie, B. M., Harris, K. R., Koether, S. D., Shannon, L. J. Y., & Rose, L. A. (2015). Redesigning a General Education Science Course to Promote Critical Thinking. CBE-Life Sciences Education14(3). http://www.lifescied.org/content/14/3/ar30.full

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Week 2 – October 8 and 9

This week we will focus on approaches for improving specific aspects of students’ science literacy.

We will continue our discussion of the paper from week 1

Rowe, M. P., Gillespie, B. M., Harris, K. R., Koether, S. D., Shannon, L. J. Y., & Rose, L. A. (2015). Redesigning a General Education Science Course to Promote Critical Thinking. CBE-Life Sciences Education14(3). http://www.lifescied.org/content/14/3/ar30.full

and ask you to also read the following two articles that describe the assessments from the Rowe et. al paper.

Read how the CAT assessment has been implemented: Stein, B., & Haynes, A. (2011). Engaging faculty in the assessment and improvement of students’ critical thinking using the critical thinking assessment test. Change: the magazine of higher learning43(2), 44-49. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00091383.2011.550254

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Focus on the MATE questions in the appendix: Rutledge, M. L., & Sadler, K. C. (2007). Reliability of the Measure of Acceptance of the Theory of Evolution (MATE) instrument with university students. The American Biology Teacher69(6), 332-335. https://www.nabt.org/websites/institution/File/pdfs/american_biology_teacher/2007/069-06-0332.pdf

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Week 3 – October 16 and 16

 

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Week 4 – October 22 and 23

 

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Week 5 – October 29 and 30

 

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Week 6 – November 5 and 6

 

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Week 7 – November 12 and 13

 

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Week 8 – November 19 and 20

 

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Week 9

There is no Journal Club meeting this week due to the holiday.

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Week 10 – December 3 and 4

 

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