Fall 2015 Journal Club
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:
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 Education, 14(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 learning, 43(2), 44-49. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00091383.2011.550254
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 Teacher, 69(6), 332-335.
For your convenience, we offer two weekly meetings for you to choose from:
Thursdays at 9:00 am
Fridays at 12:00 pm (feel free to bring your lunch!)
All sessions will be held in 317 LISB (Lewis Integrated Sciences Building).
We look forward to seeing you there!
Julie Mueller and Elly Vandegrift
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2016 Summit for Transforming STEM Teaching in Higher Education
The event will kick off on Thursday evening, April 14, 2016, with attendance at the Boise State University Distinguished Lecture Series, which will feature 2001 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Carl Wieman, an international advocate for effective, evidence-based science education. On April 15, the all-day Summit will focus on institutional transformation and STEM education reform with a full schedule of plenary talks, interactive workshops, and a Happy Hour Poster Session.
The Summit will enable participants to
- understand frameworks for STEM Education change in higher education
- connect with others regionally/nationally with similar goals for improved STEM Education
- develop a concrete plan to connect their current campus activities with future plans to transform STEM education on their home campus.
The registration application is now open. We encourage pairs or teams to apply. Applications will be reviewed in November and applicants will be notified no later than Dec. 1. Space is limited! Click here to complete the application.
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