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WINTER 2016- WEEK 6

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OUR MISSION IS TO SUPPORT STUDENT SUCCESS THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF EXCELLENT SCIENCE TEACHERS.

Journal Club

For this week, please read Chapter 5 “Avoid Illusions of Knowing” of Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.

Brown, P. C., Roediger, H. L., & McDaniel, M. A. (2014). Make it stick: the science of successful learning. Harvard University Press.

For your convenience, we will continue to offer two weekly meetings in 317 LISB (Lewis Integrated Sciences Building):

Thursdays at 9:00 am
Fridays at 1:00 pm

Hope to see you there.

Elly and Julie

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Spring 2016 Scholars and Fellows

We are now recruiting undergraduate SLP scholars and graduate fellows. Review of applications will begin February 5, 2016. Here’s the link to the undergraduate application, CAS 409 Practicum information, and the graduate application.

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“Science Literacy Redefined” 

“Understanding science includes appreciating the nature of its process. Over time, science corrects itself as theories change to account for new data. But when science is communicated in the contemporary world, factual errors, misrepresentations, and misappropriations can get perpetuated through a series of shares, copies, likes, and reposts. The viral nature of today’s information sharing makes a new kind of scientific literacy all the more imperative.” Read more about this issue in this article inThe Scientist by Cynthia Brandenburg.

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UOWGS Winter Workshop 

University of Oregon Women in Graduates Sciences is hosting a winter workshop tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 9:30-11:30 am with Dr. Stacey York in Klamath 331. She’ll be discussing the importance of negotiation, something that can benefit all of us as we move forward with our education and careers! Please RSVP to uowgs@uoregon.edu if you plan on attending. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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Doctoral Residency in Science Communication 

The Doctoral Residency in Science Communication is a 12-month doctoral fellowship sponsored by the United States Geological Survey Northwest Climate Science Center (USGS NW CSC) and the McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS), a program of the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources (UI-CNR). During this residency, the Fellow will live and work at the UI-CNR McCall Field Campus and undertake an immersive program in climate-related science communication through guided study and mentored practice with a cohort of other graduate students.

Application materials must be submitted electronically to Dr. Lee Vierling (leev@uidaho.edu) by February 15, 2016. For more information, please visit the website.

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“Transformative Learning” Group Discussion 

Join us for coffee and conversation as we consider transformative learning theory as a way to understanding the promise and challenges of university classes. How does a theory of learning first defined in the late 70s as including “a disorienting dilemma,” “taking the perspectives of others,” and “critical appraisal” of our own roles look in theory and practice today? How can we best support our students in learning that tests previously unexamined assumptions and ultimately create more reflective and inclusive frames of reference?

Participants will be sent a short reading to discuss as a group facilitated by TEP staff members. If the notion of a deep, potentially difficult, learning process that can challenge what we know and even who we are resonates with you, this session should provide camaraderie and a useful framework and approaches.

When: Friday, February 12 at 1:00 – 2:00pm
Where: 72 PLC

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In This Issue:

Journal Club

Spring 2016 Scholars and Fellows

“Science Literacy Redefined”

UOWGS Winter Workshop

Doctoral Residency in Science Communication

“Transformative Learning” Group Discussion

Upcoming UO and Local Events


Upcoming UO and Local Events:

Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy

A statement of teaching philosophy is a short narrative about your teaching that explains the principles and theories behind it. This workshop will review formats and useful practices for writing a statement of teaching philosophy. You also will begin the writing process and leave with a draft outline of a teaching statement.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 10 from1:00-2:30pm
Where: 72 PLC

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NEXUS Abstract Writing Workshops

NEXUS, a student group that strives to help undergraduates get involved in research, is hosting abstract writing workshops to prepare for the Undergraduate Research Symposium in the spring. Feel free to come with an abstract already written or just an idea for one. They can help no matter what stage of the abstract writing process you are in.

When: Thursday, Feb. 11, from 6:30-7:30 pm
Where: GSH 103

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541.346.8982
scilit@uoregon.edu
http://scilit.uoregon.edu/

UO Science Literacy Program
1210 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403