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EdCog Journal Club

Join the fascinating conversation about education and cognition research as we explore the impact it has on current teaching practices. This interactive bi-weekly event will allow you to engage in research content that will enhance your understanding and application of educational techniques.

All Winter 2023 journal club meetings will take place online on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30am EST, starting January 17.

They will be facilitated by McCall MacBain Postdoctoral Fellows.

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Fall 2023 Schedule

Date Article
September 20 Freeman, S., Eddy, S. L., McDonough, M., Smith, M. K., Okoroafor, N., Jordt, H., & Wenderoth, M. P. (2014). Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences – PNAS, 111(23), 8410–8415.
October 4 Robinson, K. A., Lee, S. Y., Friedman, S., Christians, E., McKeague, M., Pavelka, L., & Sirjoosingh, P. (2022). “You know what, I can do this”: Heterogeneous joint trajectories of expectancy for success and attainment value in chemistry. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 69, 102055.
October 18 McDermott, K. B., Agarwal, P. K., D’Antonio, L., Roediger, H. L. III, & McDaniel, M. A. (2014). Both multiple-choice and short-answer quizzes enhance later exam performance in middle and high school classes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 20(1), 3–21.
November 1 Brady, S. T., Hard, B. M., & Gross, J. J. (2018). Reappraising test anxiety increases academic performance of first-year college students. Journal of Educational Psychology, 110(3), 395.
November 15 Pan, S.C., Sana, F., Samani, J., Cooke, J., & Kim J.A. (2020) Learning from errors: students’ and instructors’ practices, attitudes, and beliefs. Memory, 28:9, 1105-1122.
November 29 Bozeman, R., Mallett, R. K., Mitchell, L., & Tindale, R. S. (2023). May we take the test as a group? Examining group processes and member learning in a collaborative testing environment. Active Learning in Higher Education, 0(0).


Winter 2024 Schedule

Date Article
January 17
Anakin, M., & McDowell, A. (2021). Enhancing students’ experimental knowledge with active learning in a pharmaceutical science laboratory. Pharmacy Education?: An International Journal for Pharmaceutical Education, 21, 29–38.
January 31
Karim, N. I., Maries, A., & Singh, C. (2018). Do evidence-based active-engagement courses reduce the gender gap in introductory physics? European Journal of Physics, 39(2), 25701.
February 14
Bartlett, C., Marshall, M., & Marshall, A. (2012). Two-Eyed Seeing and other lessons learned within a co-learning journey of bringing together indigenous and mainstream knowledges and ways of knowing. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 2(4), 331–340.
February 28
Drewery, D., & Pretti, J. (2023). How approaches to learning explain lifelong learners’ successful work adjustment. International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 24(3), 359.
March 13
Kim, J.A., Pachai, M.V., & Sana, F. (2011). Training undergraduate teaching assistants in a peer mentor course. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal, 4(3), 1-10.
March 27
Rao, Kavita & Gravel, Jenna & Rose, David & Tucker-Smith, T. (2023). Universal Design for Learning in its 3rd decade: a focus on equity, inclusion, and design. In: Tierney, R.J., Rizvi, F., Erkican, K. (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education, vol. 6. Elsevier.