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CTLgrads Journal Club

Are you interested in learning about educational research? Join us during the academic year for CTLgrads Journal Club — and, every summer, Summer Book Club. This informal discussion community is an opportunity to be introduced to research on teaching and learning in various disciplines (also known as Discipline-Based Education Research, or DBER), and to discuss articles and books with CTL staff and other graduate students and postdocs. Each session will also help you consider how you can use findings in education research–in your field and beyond–to inform your own teaching practices.

How to participate

The CTLgrads Journal Club is open to current Columbia graduate students and postdocs. While we encourage participants to attend multiple Journal Club in order to build community with others interested in findings and implications of education research, we welcome visitors to individual sessions.

Sign up for the CTLgrads Journal Club mailing list to get advance notification about upcoming sessions and readings. Browse archives below to see past Journal Club topics and access discussed articles.

Fall 2021 Journal Club

Join us every other week for lively and informal discussion on Wednesday afternoons, starting Oct. 6. Readings will be distributed on the Journal Club mail list a week before meetings.. CTLgrads Journal Club sessions are open to Columbia graduate students and postdocs.

  • October 6, 2021, 2:40 PM – 3:55 PM | Register
  • October 20, 2021, 2:40 PM – 3:55 PM | Register
  • November 3, 2021, 2:40 PM – 3:55 PM | Register
  • November 17, 2021, 2:40 PM – 3:55 PM | Register
  • December 1, 2021, 2:40 PM – 3:55 PM | Register

 

Summer 2021 Book Club

In summers the Journal Club shifts into reading and discussing a whole book. In Summer 2021 we are reading Cheating Lessons (2013) by James Lang, PhD, which will help us dig into the research on student learning, memory, attention, and motivation. We’ll consider what this research can tell us about why students cheat, and think about what motivates students to cheat and how can we prevent cheating.

Join us every other week, starting Wednesday, May 19th. These sessions are open to Columbia graduate students and postdocs. Feel free to join any or all sessions throughout the summer!

  • May 19, 2021 – Cheating Lessons pp. 1 – 36 • via Zoom, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • June 2, 2021 – Cheating Lessons pp. 36 – 75 • via Zoom, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • June 16, 2021 – Cheating Lessons pp. 75 -105 • via Zoom, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • June 30, 2021 – Cheating Lessons pp. 105 -128 • via Zoom, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • July 14, 2021 – Cheating Lessons pp. 128 -163 • via Zoom, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • July 28, 2021 – Cheating Lessons pp. 163 -206 • via Zoom, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • August 11, 2021 – Cheating Lessons pp. 206 -236 • via Zoom, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spring 2021 Journal Club

Browse notes on Spring 2021 discussions here (UNI login required)

 

Fall 2020 Journal Club

Browse notes on Fall 2020 discussions here (UNI login required)

 

CTL Facilitators

Ian Althouse and Chris Chen

 

Contact

Any questions? Email ColumbiaCTL@columbia.edu.

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