Stanford University
Postdoctoral Scholars

Postdoc Pedagogy Journal Club 2016


The goals of this monthly, cross-field Journal Club are threefold:

  • to explore various topics around teaching methods and pedagogical theory;
  • to engage in cross-field discussion about enhancing our teaching practice, approach, and philosophy;
  • to foster a community of postdocs with shared interest in teaching and learning.

In addition there is an email list specifically for the Pedagogy Journal Club, which you can subscribe to here.

There is also a Course Management System (Canvas) site for participants to upload/access files for the monthly readings, to share teaching resources, and to engage in asynchronous discussion. If you would like to be added to the CMS, you can request access here (requires SUNet sign in to Google Drive). 
Please note:

  • The Pedagogy Journal Club is for postdocs of all disciplines.
  • Participation is limited; registration is required.
  • Lunch will be provided.
  • Readings are available via the CMS site; request access here

Sessions: Feb '16 | Mar '16 | Apr '16 | May '16 | Jun '16 | Jul '16 | Aug '16 | Sep '16 | Oct '16 | Nov '16 | Dec '16 | Jan '17 | Feb '17 | Mar '17 | Apr '17 | May '17 | Jun '17 | Jul '17 | Aug '17


Pedagogy Journal Club Schedule for 2016-17:

February 10, 2016
Presenter: Dr. Rachel Willand-Charnley, Biology (IRACDA Scholar)
Topic:
POGIL

Required Readings:

Eberlein, Thomas, Jack Kampmeier, Vicky Minderhout, Richard S. Moog, Terry Platt, Pratibha Varma-Nelson, and Harold B. White. “Pedagogies of Engagement in Science: A Comparison of PBL, POGIL, and PLTL.” Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education 36:4 (2008) 262-273.

Lees, A. Bryan. “Making Science Accessible in the Lives of Nonscience Majors Using POGIL and Project-Based Learning.” Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL), Richard S. Moog, et al., eds. (2008) 173-185.

Daubenmire, Patrick L. and Diane M. Bunce. “What Do Students Experience During POGIL Instruction?” Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL), Richard S. Moog, et al., eds. (2008) 87-99.

 

March 9, 2016
Presenter: Dr. Michelle Badura, Chemical & Systems Biology (IRACDA Alumni)
Topic:
Metacognition

Required Readings:

Tanner, Kimberly T. “Approaches to Biology Teaching and Learning: Promoting Student Metacognition” CBE—Life Sciences Education 11:2 (2012).

Stanton, Julie Dangremond, Xyanthe N. Neider, Isaura J. Gallegos, and Nicole C. Clark. “Differences in Metacognitive Regulation in Introductory Biology Students: When Prompts Are Not Enough” CBE—Life Sciences Education 14:2 (2015).

Optional Readings:

Connell, Georgianne L., Deborah A. Donovan, and Timothy G. Chambers “Increasing the Use of Student-Centered Pedagogies from Moderate to High Improves Student Learning and Attitudes about Biology” CBE—Life Sciences Education 15:1 (2015).

 

April 6, 2016
Presenter: Dr. Lawrence Uricchio, Biology (IRACDA Scholar)
Topic:
Identity Threat and Stereotype Threat

Required Readings:

Miyake , Akira, Lauren E. Kost-Smith, Noah D. Finkelstein, Steven J. Pollock, Geoffrey L. Choen, Tiffany A. Ito. "Reducing the Gender Achievement Gap in College Science: A Classroom Study of Values Affirmation" Science 330 (2010), 1234-1237.

Spencer, Steven J., Christine Logel and Paul G. Davies. "Stereotype Threat" Annual Review of Psychology 67 (2016), 415-437.

Background Readings:

Spencer, Steven J., Claude M. Steele, Diane M. Quinn. "Stereotype Threat and Women's Math Performance." Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 35 (1999), 4-28.

Schinske, Jeffrey, Monica Cardenas, and Jahana Kaliangara. "Uncovering Scientist Stereotypes and Their Relationships with Student Race and Student Success in a Diverse, Community College Setting" CBE—Life Sciences Education 14 (2015) 1-16.

Lauer, Shanda, Jennifer Momsen, Erika Offerdahl, Mila Kryjevskaia, Warren Christensen and Lisa Montplaisir. "Stereotyped: Investigating Gender in Introductory Science Courses" CBE—Life Sciences Education 12 (2013) 30-38.

 

May 4, 2016
Presenter: Dr. Lori Ling, Genetics
Topic:
Bloom's Taxonomy

Required Readings:

Lord, Thomas and Sandhya Baskivar, “Moving Students From Information Recitation to Information Understanding: Exploiting Bloom’s Taxonomy in Creating Science Questions” Journal of College Science Teaching 36:5 (2007), 40-43.

Krathwol, David R. "A Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy: An Overview" Theory Into Practice 41:4 (2010), 212-218.

Supplemental Readings:

Starr, Christopher W., Bill Manaris, and RoxAnn H. Stalvey. “Bloom’s Taxonomy Revisited: Specifying Assessable Learning Objectives in Computer Science” Proceedings of the 39th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. (2008), 261-265.

Crowe, Alison, Clarissa Dirks, and Mary Pat Wenderoth. "Biology in Bloom: Implementing Bloom’s Taxonomy to Enhance Student learning in Biology” CBE—Life Sciences Education 7 (2008) 368-381. · Paul, Richard W. “Bloom’s Taxonomy and Critical Thinking Instruction” Educational Leadership 42:8 (1985), 36-39.

 

June 1, 2016 No Meeting (IRACDA Conference)

 

June 29, 2016
Presenter: Dr. Lisa Offringa, Stanford Prevention Research Center (IRACDA Scholar)
Topic:
Word Watching in the Classroom: Micro-aggressions, Trigger Words and Creating a Safe Learning Environment

Required Readings:

Shapiro, Jenessa R. and Amy M. Williams. “The Role of Stereotype Threats in Undermining Girls’ and Women’s Performance and Interest in STEM Fields” Sex Roles 66:3 (2012): 175-183.

Boysen, Guy A. “Teacher and Student Perceptions of Microaggressions in College Classrooms” College Teaching 60:3 (2012): 122-129.

Kohli, Rita and Daniel G. Solorzano. “Teachers, please learn our names!:racial microagressions and the K-12 classroom.” Race Ethnicity and Education 15:4 (2012): 441-462.

 

July 27, 2016 No Meeting

 

August 24, 2016
Presenter: Dr. Rachel Willand-Charnley, Biology (IRACDA Scholar)
Topic:
Utilizing Active Learning in the Classroom

Required Readings:

Connell, Georgianne L., Deborah A. Donovan, and Timothy G. Chambers. "Increasing the Use of Student-Centered Pedagogies from Moderate to High Improves Student Learning and Attitudes about Biology." CBE-Life Sciences Education 15.1 (2016): ar3.

Supplemental Readings:

LoPresto, Michael C., and Timothy F. Slater. "A New Comparison Of Active Learning Strategies To Traditional Lectures For Teaching College Astronomy." Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education (JAESE) 3.1 (2016): 59-76.

Smith, Michelle K., et al. "Why peer discussion improves student performance on in-class concept questions." Science 323.5910 (2009): 122-124.

Armbruster, Peter, et al. "Active learning and student-centered pedagogy improve student attitudes and performance in introductory biology." CBE-Life Sciences Education 8.3 (2009): 203-213.

Active learning/ engagement techniques reference:

Barkley, Elizabeth F. Student engagement techniques: A handbook for college faculty. John Wiley & Sons, 2009.

 

September 19, 2016 No Meeting

 

October 17, 2016
Presenter: Sofie Kleppner, Associate Dean of Postdoctoral Affairs, and Robin Sugiura, Associate Director of Programs, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Topic:
Designing Content Around Learning Objectives, Postdoc Teaching Certificate

Readings: None

 

November 14, 2016
Monday, 1-2pm (lunch available from 12:30pm)
Location: LKSC 005
Registration: Closed
Presenters: Dr. Katherine Grabek, Genetics, and Dr. Emily Sontag, Biology
Topic: Backward Design

Readings:

Allen, D., & Tanner, K. (2007). Putting the Horse Back in Front of the Cart: Using Visions and Decisions about High-Quality Learning Experiences to Drive Course Design. Cell Biology Education, 6(2), 85-89. doi:10.1187/cbe.07-03-0017 http://www.lifescied.org/content/6/2/85.full

Miskowski, J. A., Howard, D. R., Abler, M. L., & Grunwald, S. K. (2007). Design and implementation of an interdepartmental bioinformatics program across life science curricula. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 35(1), 9-15. doi:10.1002/bmb.12 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bmb.12/full

Additional Background Readings:

Wiggins, G. P., & McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by design. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Read Chapter 1: https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=N2EfKlyUN4QC&oi=fnd&pg=PR6&ots=gobFo5VK3r&sig=iR63sf_tDuxeEjcoFbaxCOZ4BtM#v=onepage&q&f=false

 

December 12, 2016
Monday, 1-2pm (lunch available from 12:30pm)
Location: MSOB x140
Registration: Closed
Presenters: Dr. Katherine Follette, Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Quantitative Reasoning in Introductory Science Courses

Required Readings:

Follette, Katherine B., Sanlyn Buxner, Erin Dokter, Donald W. McCarthy, Beau Vezino and Laci Brock. " The Quantitative Reasoning for College Science (QuaRCS) Assessment, 2: Demographic, Academic and Attitudinal Variables as Predictors of Quantitative Ability". Numeracy 10(1): TBD (in press). https://www.dropbox.com/s/gp3m86t1jyhu9h2/Follette_QuaRCS2_Preprint.pdf?dl=0

Supplemental Readings:

Follette, Katherine B., Donald W. McCarthy, Erin Dokter, Sanlyn Buxner, and Edward Prather.  2015. “The Quantitative Reasoning for College Science (QuaRCS) Assessment, 1: Development and Validation,” Numeracy 8(2): Article 2. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/1936-4660.8.2.2

Steen, L.A., ed. 2001. Mathematics and Democracy. Princeton, NJ: National Council on Education and the Disciplines. http://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/pdf/QL/MathAndDemocracy.pdf 

 

January 23, 2017
Monday, 1-2pm (lunch available from 12:30pm)
Location: MSOB x140
Registration: Click here
Presenters: Dr. Maureece Levin, Archaeology, and Dr. Paul Allegretti, Endocrinology, Gerontology, and Metabolism
Topic: Engaging a Wide Range of Learners (tentative)

Readings:

Spelt, E. J., Biemans, H. J., Tobi, H., Luning, P. A., & Mulder, M. (2009). Teaching and learning in interdisciplinary higher education: A systematic review. Educational Psychology Review21(4), 365-378.
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10648-009-9113-z/fulltext.html

Felder, R. M.; Brent, R. (2005) Understanding Student Differences. Journal of Engineering Education, 94(1), 57-72. 
http://search.proquest.com/docview/217960231?accountid=14026
http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/public/Papers/Understanding_Differences.pdf

 

February 22, 2017
Wednesday, 1-2pm (lunch available from 12:30pm)
Location: MSOB x140
Registration: Click here
Presenters: Dr. Marta Shocket
Topic: Learning Bottlenecks and Disciplinary Thinking

Readings:

 

March 20, 2017
Monday, 1-2pm (lunch available from 12:30pm)
Location: MSOB x140
Registration:
Presenters: Dr. Kim Ngan Do, Sociology
Topic: Course Design (tentative)

Readings:

 

April 17, 2017
Monday, 1-2pm (lunch available from 12:30pm)
Location: MSOB x140
Registration:
Presenters: Dr. Peter Kairouz, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Dr. Edward Lau, Cardiovascular Institute
Topic: Slide Design (tentative)

Readings:

 

May 15, 2017
Monday, 1-2pm (lunch available from 12:30pm)
Location: MSOB x140
Registration:
Presenters: Dr. Pascale Guiton, Microbiology & Immunology, and Dr. Pedro Morgado, Infectious Diseases
Topic:

Readings:

 

June 12, 2017
Monday, 1-2pm (lunch available from 12:30pm)
Location: MSOB x140
Registration:
Presenters: Dr. Lucia Aronica, Stanford Cancer Center, and Dr. Nahid Shahmarvand, Pathology
Topic: Learner-centered Course Design (tentative)

Readings:

 

July 10, 2017
Monday, 1-2pm (lunch available from 12:30pm)
Location: MSOB x140
Registration:
Presenters: Dr. Lawrence Uricchio, Biology, and Dr. Nadine Martinez, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Topic: Pre-Assessments (tentative)

Readings:

 

August 7, 2017
Monday, 1-2pm (lunch available from 12:30pm)
Location: MSOB x245
Registration:
Presenters: TBD
Topic:

Readings:

 

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