The Science Teaching Journal Club is a partnership of the Science Literacy Program and the Teaching Engagement Program. Each week we read, discuss, and put into practice an article exploring issues relevant to teaching and learning in college science classrooms. Participants from across rank and discipline are welcome to join us for the sessions where we intentionally put into practice evidence-based teaching.
Journal Club meets Thursdays at 9 a.m. in LISB 217.
Winter 2019 Journal Club Readings:
This winter in Journal Club we will read a book: Teaching Undergraduate Science: A Guide to Overcoming Obstacles to Student Learning by Linda C. Hodges. In each chapter of this very practical and accessible book the author draws on the scholarship of teaching and learning to present strategies for helping students learn in a different situation: in class, from texts, from problems, from tests, etc. We look forward to exploring these topics with you, so please join us!
Week One (1/10):
Foreword, Preface and Chapter 1: Introduction
Week Two (1/17):
Chapter 2: Helping Students Learn During Class
Week Three (1/24):
Chapter 3: Helping Students Learn from Text
Week Four (1/31):
Chapter 4: Helping Students Learn, and Learn from,Problem Solving
Week Five (2/7):
Chapter 5: Motivating and Helping Students Learn on Their Own
Week Six (2/14):
Chapter 6: Helping Students Learn from Testsand Assignments
Week Seven (2/21):
Special Guest: Jenny Dauer, Asst. Prof. of Science Literacy, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Week Eight (2/28):
Chapter 7: Helping Students Learn from Laboratory Work and Research
Week Nine (3/7):
Chapter 8: Helping Students Learn to Write Like Scientists
Week Ten (3/14):
Chapter 9: Making Choices About What and How to Teach in Science