Summer 2015 Journal Club Papers

July 16, 2015

Schwartz, Daniel L., John D. Bransford, and David Sears. "Efficiency and innovation in transfer." Transfer of learning from a modern multidisciplinary perspective (2005): 1-51.

 

July 9, 2015

Johnson, David W., and Roger T. Johnson. "An educational psychology success story: Social interdependence theory and cooperative learning." Educational researcher 38.5 (2009): 365-379.

http://edr.sagepub.com/content/38/5/365.short      

 

July 2, 2015

Freeman, Scott, et al. "Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111.23 (2014): 8410-8415.

http://www.pnas.org/content/111/23/8410.abstract

Video: "Is Lecturing Unethical?"

 

June 11, 2015

Collins, Allan, John Seely Brown, and Susan E. Newman. "Cognitive apprenticeship: Teaching the crafts of reading, writing, and mathematics." Knowing, learning, and instruction: Essays in honor of Robert Glaser 18 (1989): 32-42.

 

June 4, 2015

Mazur, Eric. (1997) . Peer instruction . Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 25-31.

Smith, GA 2008, 'First-Day Questions for the Learner-Centered Classroom', The National Teaching & Learning Forum, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 1-4.

 

May 28, 2015

Meltzer, David E., and Kandiah Manivannan. "Transforming the lecture-hall environment: The fully interactive physics lecture." American Journal of Physics 70.6 (2002): 639-654.
http://scitation.aip.org/content/aapt/journal/ajp/70/6/10.1119/1.1463739

 

May 14, 2015

Schwartz, Daniel L., and John D. Bransford. "A time for telling." Cognition and instruction 16.4 (1998): 475-5223. 

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/s1532690xci1604_4#.Va1D8kXyCaY
 

April 30, 2015

Marra, Rose M., et al. "Women Engineering Students and Self‐Efficacy: A Multi‐Year, Multi‐Institution Study of Women Engineering Student Self‐Efficacy." Journal of Engineering Education 98.1 (2009): 27-38.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/j.2168-9830.2009.tb01003.x/abstract

Recommended Readings

Books to get started:

 

Book-Reaching Students

Kober, Nancy. Reaching Students:: What Research Says About Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering . National Academies Press, 2015.

PDF available for download (Free):  http://www.nap.edu/catalog/18687/reaching-students-what-research-says-about-effective-instruction-in-undergraduate

 

Book-How People Learn

Bransford, John D., Ann L. Brown, and Rodney R. Cocking. How people learn: Brain, mind, experience, and school . National Academy Press, 1999.

PDF available for download (Free):  http://www.nap.edu/catalog/9853/how-people-learn-brain-mind-experience-and-school-expanded-edition


Book-Describing and Measuring

Describing and Measuring STEM Teaching Practices: A Report from a National Meeting on the Measurement of Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Teaching , American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2013

PDF available for download (Free): http://ccliconference.org/measuring-teaching-practices/  

 

 

Other Pitt-CIRTL Resources (stuff in binder)

The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)