Journal club

Each month, a facilitator chooses a paper for an informal discussion. The paper is posted ( links in schedule below) along with a handful of focusing questions, and selects a date/time for the one-hour online discussion. We recently switched to Skype to host our online meetings (which we call "the Zoo").  If you can attend, email the host with your Skype handle. Before the  meeting, read the paper, and consider your responses to the focussing questions (and the article in general) provided by the host. If you are unable to attend the online meeting, post your comments on the questions and paper on the page for the month (if possible, individuals who attended the meeting will respond to your comments/questions based on the discussion at the meeting).  

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 Facilitator      Topic(s)  Paper
Date & Time TBA
July 2017
Sanja Hinic-FrlogStudent "buy-in" to active learning Cavanagh et al., 2017. Student Buy-in to Active LEarning in a College Science Course. CBE Life Science Educ. 15(4): ar76. doi:  10.1187/cbe.16-07-0212
Aug. 22, 2017
Dennis Kolosov Flipped classroom: improvements and oCUBE community reflectionsImprovements from a Flipped Classroom May Simply Be the Fruits of Active Learning. (2015). Jensen et al. CBE, 14:1-12.
Article link:
Doodle poll:
If you have signed up for the journal club using the doodle poll, please email Dennis (kolosovd at with your Skype email/handle by Friday Aug, 18th.
Sep. 2017  Jennifer Waugh Quantitative skills modules in introductory biologyHoffman, K., Leupen, S., Dowell, K. Kephart, K., and J. Leips. 2016. Development and assessment of modules to integrate quantitative skills in introductory biology courses. CBE-Life Sciences Education 15: 1-12. doi: 10.1187/cbe.15-09-0126.
The journal club will take place on September 18, 19 or 22 - please use this doodle poll link to select your preferences and once we have the preferred date and time, we will send an update:
Oct. 2017 Tanya Noel TBA TBA
Nov. 2017 Jessica Hill TBA TBA
Jan. 2018 Marissa Dahari TBA TBA
Feb. 2018 Lovaye Kajiura TBA TBA
Mar. 2018 Elsbeth Smith TBA TBA
Apr. 2018 Joe Boivin TBA   TBA

Suggested Article Sources (Got a journal to recommend? Let us know!)

CBE Life Sciences
Journal of College Science Teaching
Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 

Theory into Practice 

Science (education column)
Nature (education column)
Evolution Education and Outreach
Advances in Physiology Education
Journal of STEM Education
Frontiers in Ecology (education column, "Pathways to Scientific Teaching")
Physics Education Research
Research in Science Education
Journal of Personality & Social Psychology
Psychological Science in the Public Interest
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
Computers and Education
The American Biology Teacher
BMC Medical Education
Nurse Education Today
Journal of Further and Higher Education
Journal of Chemical Education
Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education
Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice
Journal of Diversity in Higher Education 

You might also find the articled listed on the CWSEI Resources page engaging.