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Pedagogy Journal Club: Get Rid of Extraneous Details - Reduce Cognitive Load

Topic: A discussion on the reduction of cognitive load and what can be done to help students distinguish important things from less important things.

Required Readings:

Mayer, R., & Moreno, R. (2003). Nine Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load in Multimedia Learning. Educational Psychologist,38(1); pp. 43–52. DOI: 10.1207/S15326985EP3801_6 -- LINK

Pedagogy Journal Club: Learning from Error

Topic: Error, a lever for learning and teaching.

Required Readings:

Chathampally, Y., Cooper, B., Wood, D. B., Tudor, G., & Gottlie, M. (2020). Evolving from Morbidity and Mortality to a Case-based Error Reduction Conference: Evidence-based Best Practices from the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors. West J Emerg Med.,21(6); pp. 231–241. DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2020.7.47583 -- LINK

Pedagogy Journal Club: The Rise of Simulations and Digital Labs: Can It Replace Traditional Labs?

Topic: Simulation based learning in undergraduate level courses

Required Readings:

Campbell, J. O., Bourne, J. R., Mosterman, P. J., & Brodersen, A. J. (2002). The Effectiveness of Learning Simulations for Electronic Laboratories. Journal of Engineering Education,91(1); pp. 81-87. DOI: 10.1002/j.2168-9830.2002.tb00675.x -- LINK

Pedagogy Journal Club: Teaching Controversy: Engaging Students on Difficult Topics

Topic: How to effectively teach when the issue is controversial and provoking.

Required Readings:

Alexakos, K., Pride, L.D., Amat, A., Tsetsakos, P., Lee, K. J., Paylor-Smith, C., Zapata, C., Wright, S., & Smith, T. (2016). Mindfulness and discussing "thorny" issues in the classroom. Cultural Studies of Science Education,11(3); pp. 741–769. DOI:10.1007/s11422-015-9718-0 -- LINK

STS: Applying Evidence-based Teaching Strategies Across Many Professional Settings and Careers

Evidence-based teaching strategies that foster inclusion, promote active learning, and enable assessment are highly applicable beyond classrooms and are relevant in most professional settings, including every career type in the sciences. In this interactive workshop, participants will engage in a series of small group conversations with multiple scientific professionals pursuing a variety of science careers.

STS: Anticipating Misconceptions in Your Field: Teaching to Change Minds

Evidence suggests that learning is enhanced when instructors accurately anticipate learners' misconceptions. In this interactive workshop, participants will examine the broad impacts of a common misconception in the sciences. Participants will then collaborate to construct a bank of misconceptions to assist them in anticipating alternative ideas about their fields that they might encounter during classes, scientific presentations, and job talks.

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